Kids & Company’s Munchkinetics
In March 2012, The Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP) and ParticipACTION released fitness and activity guidelines for 1-5 year olds. The great news is that children in Kids & Company centres meet or exceed the recommended activity level with several periods of indoor and outdoor playtime. As we discussed these guidelines, our conversations jumpstarted a plan to make sure our kids were experiencing multiple types of movements – like stability, locomotoion and object control – in a way that was fun, fresh, non-competitive and consistent. We also want to provide parents with resources to transition from preschool play to activities at home.
Kids & Company is proud to introduce Munchkinetics, the first national movement program for toddlers & preschoolers. Over the next nine months, we will be training staff and rolling out the Munchkinetics program to Kids & Company centres across the country.