Play is a fundamental right in the everyday lives of children worldwide. This WellSpring highlights the Play Around the World program as an academic service-learning opportunity for University of Alberta students. The core learning areas and theoretical underpinnings of the program are outlined, along with reflections from recent students about their experiences as play leaders. (WellSpring | January 2020, Volume 31, Number 01)
Physical activity can provide parents of newborns and infants with an opportunity to ease the transition to parenthood, while improving both their physical and mental health. To support parents, the City of Edmonton offers a variety of physical activity programs that not only provide a safe opportunity to exercise, but also support opportunities to meet other parents and socialize. This issue provides an overview of these programs. (WellSpring | December 2019, Volume 30, Number 12)
Are you a parent with a child ages 3-5 and interested in physical literacy? The U of A is currently recruiting parents who live in the Edmonton area to participate in a research study, as well as be a part of a physical literacy workshop.