This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of ParticipACTION. All opinions are 100% mine.
Raising happy, healthy kids is at the top of every parent’s todo list. That means making sure they eat well, get enough exercise and sleep, and are given enough opportunity for learning and growing in a fun, supportive environment. In today’s digital world, it’s easy to skimp on physical activity in favour of more screen time, both for us adults but also for our children. Which is why ParticipACTION, a non-profit organization whose mission it is to help Canadians sit less and move more, launched a new program called Build Your Best Day. Build Your Best Day is an online tool that let’s kids build their ideal day. Based on the 24-Hour Movement Guidelines for Children and Youth (aged 5-17) and allows kids to interactively experience these guidelines for themselves. They can choose from 180 different activities to add to their best day from normal everyday activities like dancing and helping with chores, to really fun and imaginative ones like sailing on a pirate ship or swimming with mermaids. It then lets kids know if their choices provide enough physical activity and sleep for that day or if it means too much recreation screen time or otherwise being too inactive. Such a great idea for kids to learn about their own physical needs as well for discovering new ways to get moving in a fun, interactive environment.