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Join the Hike 4 Kids Health and help us train more people like Graham; an Aboriginal leader working within his own community to improve health and wellbeing. Learn more: https://goo.gl/jv5Frf

Kids love to move. Help your child improve their physical development and become a competent and confident mover with the Tiny Tots program. There’s 2 dates being offered in Term 2. Get active and warm outdoors as the mercury starts to dip with running, jumping and throwing fun! Parents are actively encouraged to join in, so you’ll get a dose of fun and fitness too while getting your heart rate up (yes, no standing on the sidelines feeling chilly folks!). Spaces are limited so register today!

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Ginninderra Athletics

TINY TOTS IS BACK FOR WINTER
Tiny Tots activities are based around athletics running, jumping and throwing events and are designed to help children develop fun...damental movement skills (FMS). FMS act as precursors to more specialised, challenging and complex movement skills.
Mastering FMS assists children to be physically active, which helps with their general health and wellbeing, promotes social interactions and emotional attributes and thus assists in the development of speech, self-esteem, confidence and independence.
Each week Tiny Tots are engaged with colour, activities, learning, movement and fun. Parents are actively encouraged to join in and share the bond, connection and joy of participating actively with their children. The laugher, happiness, development and frienships being made is always heartwarming, beautiful and special.
• Wednesday 4:30 – 5:30 – Commencing 2nd May (10 week season)
• Saturday 9am – 10am – Commencing 5th May (10 week season)
• Cost: $80/season
Register Today at :www.ginninderra.com/2018/04/winter-athletics-wonderland/

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We still need more people to complete the evaluation survey for the Mighty Movers CBR program. To provide some extra encouragement for you to spend about 5 minutes of your time on the survey https://tinyurl.com/mightymovers-evaluation - you now have the chance to Win a Balance Bike! There's two being given away.

We hope the Mighty Movers CBR program has helped you with ideas to increase your family’s active play time - please complete the evaluation survey by following the ab...ove link.

If you're one of the super stars who have all ready completed the survey and you would like to go in the draw to win - please message Mighty Movers CBR or email nsadlier@bluearth.org for your chance to Win a Balance Bike too. The survey and prize draw closes on Sunday, 15 April 2018 and winners will be announced on Facebook.
Thank you Nicole Sadlier

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We hope the Mighty Movers CBR program has helped you with ideas to increase your family’s active play time - please complete the evaluation survey by following this link https://tinyurl.com/mightymovers-evaluation Thank you

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Join Transport Canberra's pop-up event ‘Show and Shine’ on Thursday, 29 Mar and find out about active travel equipment for new parents and the under 5s.

Bring your trailers, cargo, runner and trailer bikes, bike seats, baby carriers, all-terrain prams and whatever helps you role model active travel to your kids from the earliest age. Or if you're trying to work out how to get active with your little ones - come as you are and learn from others experiences.

More event details here: https://www.transport.act.gov.au/…/progra…/thursday-29-march

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We value (actually we’d really love to receive) your feedback! Please be part of the evaluation of the Mighty Movers CBR program by clicking on this link https://tinyurl.com/mightymovers-evaluation - it takes about 5 minutes to complete the survey.

Thank you for joining Mighty Movers CBR on Facebook and following the 20-week Active Play Ideas. This program will finish in the next couple of months and your feedback will help to inform and shape future programs.

We hope the M...ighty Movers CBR program has helped and is still helping you to increase your active play with your family, playgroup or centre - making active play part of your everyday. We also hope it has given you some ideas and tips on decreasing the time your children spend with screen technology.

Mighty Movers CBR is an initiative of the Bluearth Foundation run in partnership with ACT Playgroups Association and supported by the ACT Government under the ACT Health Promotion Grants Program. We hope it’s helping you, your children and your family to Move More Sit Less. Thank you Nicole Sadlier

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Are you interested in meeting other mums for fun and movement?

Mighty Movers CBR and Mums Exercise Group Australia (Canberra) have joined forces to create special movement sessions for mumma's with kids in tow.

These sessions are about getting outdoors, being physically active and making new friends - all while having fun with your kids.

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Each week we'll start by meeting at a fenced play space (so your kids can play while everyone arrives), before taking to the loop walking trail around a small lake (suitable for prams and kids on scooters and balance bikes), play a few games with the children (that will get you moving too!) and then continue our walk back to the beginning. The sessions are suitable for mumma's of all fitness levels with children aged birth - 5 years.

Where:
Coombs, ACT - full address details will be provided when you book via the app - Mums Exercise Group Australia

Cost:
FREE

Do I have to register?
Yes - via the Mums Exercise Group Australia app - for more information on MEGA (Canberra) please visit their Facebook group Mums Exercise Group Australia (Canberra)

You will also need to be a member of ACT Playgroups. Membership is FREE in 2018 for all new and renewing members and can be done online via this link http://playgroupact.org.au/membe.../membership-types/family/ - please record your playgroup as MEGA Meet & Move.

What to Wear:
Comfortable clothes and foot wear for walking and oval games

What to Bring:
Water, sunscreen, hat and snacks

I have Questions:
Please contact Nicole at Mighty Movers CBR on email nsadlier@bluearth.org or call 0475 919 436 or message Mighty Movers CBR

Mighty Movers CBR is an initiative of the Bluearth Foundation run in partnership with ACT Playgroups Association and supported by the ACT Government under the ACT Health Promotion Grants Program. We hope it helps you, your children and your family Move More Sit Less@

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13 families who have been a part of the Mighty Movers CBR program joined myself, and Millie and Sho from Jerrabomberra Wetlands this week for an outdoor adventure. We had a fab morning exploring the wetlands on foot, bird spotting from the hides and seeing a Spoonbill in action, checking out scats (kids always love poo!), listening to crickets and for the croak of the Striped Marsh Frog, searching for pink leaves, learning about the Latham’s Snipe’s amazing non-stop migratio...n to Japan and trying to make soapy suds crushing Blackwood Wattle leaves - plus a whole lot more! The Wetland Treasures Playgroup Activity is an ideal outdoor excursion for any playgroup who wants a change from their normal routine, to introduce their children to nature play and active outdoor play, and learn about Canberra’s unique wetland habitats. Even our littlest babies had a ball reaching from their prams to grasp strappy grasses and fluffy seed heads. For more information on the Wetland Treasures Activity go to https://jerrabomberrawetlands.org.au/…/wetland-treasures-p…/ and enjoy a Move More Sit Less playgroup outing! Nicole Sadlier

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HAVE YOUR SAY// call for community play space input.

The City Renewal Authority wants to know what you like most about playgrounds and what you would like to se...e in future play spaces. Your input can help plan for the future play spaces in the city area!
Take part is this quick survey https://yoursay.act.gov.au/future-city-playgrounds

Here's your chance to make future parks inclusive, sensory, adventurous, messy, engaging and exploratory!

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Have your input into future play areas in the city, including what play facilities you would like to see at West Basin.
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I must admit, I love the quiet time of snuggling up with my child and sharing a book. Although, what I enjoy even more is hearing and observing the stories we share weave their way into his play, singing and story telling. Through Mighty Movers CBR I’ve come to value bringing books to life with movement. Story time doesn’t have to always be quiet time and indoors - it can be active, exuberant, noisy, full of self-expression and take place outdoors - that’s why we’ve created Active Play Idea #20.

Your local Libraries ACT staff will be able to assist you with titles that will get you and your children moving. Or go online and check out their Kids Programs like Giggle & Wiggle.

Move More Sit Less when sharing story time with your child! Nicole Sadlier

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Events that will help you 'Go Bush' with your kids...

Bushwalking (or hiking) is for all ages, from babies that can be carried, toddlers who can walk and children and teens that can run! They climb over rocks; walk... on different surfaces; balance on logs; jump puddles; tread carefully; pull themselves up; lower themselves down; learn to assess risks and to overcome physical challenges.
Head over to our events page to see some great programs to discover the beauty of natural spaces within the Canberra region that you may have never visited before, while creating treasured memories with your children.
http://www.natureplaycbr.org.au/things-to-do/events

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Nature Play CBR is an ACT Government initiative established to increase the time children spend in unstructured play outdoors and in nature.
natureplaycbr.org.au

If watching the Winter Olympics has your kids fired up about the world of snow sports - check out this how-to guide to trying some Olympic winter sports, at home, in the Australian Summer. Move More Sit Less, get off the couch and get active when getting into the spirit of the Winter Olympics

Develop some basic movement skills from an early age
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When I’m asked, "What is your favourite playground?" - my first response is generally a mix of: (1) a place I can walk to from home, (2) a nature reserve near my home, and (3) the bush!

To me, the bush is one of the best playgrounds we can take our kids to. There’s so much space to run, lots to explore and normally fallen trees to climb, balance along and jump off. The bush, unlike most built playgrounds, changes markedly with the seasons and weather and helps kids tune in t...o nature with experiences like finding and smelling the delicate Chocolate Lily.

When I spend time with families at Bush Groups I’m always part of great movement, observe exciting explorations and hear interesting conversations. Active Play Idea #19 ‘Go Bush’ has been created as a resource to kick start your playgroup or family bush adventures.

Remember Nature Play CBR's website is a great resource for ideas and places to go http://www.natureplaycbr.org.au/things-to-do/places-to-go

Move More Sit Less and go bush in Australia’s Bush Capital, Canberra! Nicole Sadlier

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When I think of rope and my childhood I have memories of skipping at school and rope swings in the bush. Rope is a super versatile play item and in Active Play Idea #18 we’ve unravelled 4 simple ideas to share with your child.

Try learning a few different knots to show/teach your child - here's a good starting point https://tinyurl.com/yc2trs7u Or, try making your own cargo net climber like Sticks and Stones Nature Playgroup did https://tinyurl.com/y979b4zd

Remember fun wit...h rope and knot tying leads to some great adventures later on when your children get older like: abseiling, sailing and rock climbing.

Move More Sit Less and find play with the everyday! Nicole Sadlier

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Are you looking for an activity that really gets your kids moving in lots of different ways? Then Active Play Idea #17 ‘Obstacle Course’ is for you!

Obstacle Courses can be created indoors or outside, use everyday items, can be adapted to suit all ages, and best of all...kids love them!

If you enjoy Ninja Warrior from the comfort of your couch, why not create your own Ninja Warrior family course at home. Get crazy and creative, encourage your kids to add their own obstacles... and enjoy their laughter when you have a go.

Share the Active Play love by uploading your photos or videos of your family, playgroup or early childhood centre getting their moves on and navigating your course.

Be a Move More Sit Less warrior and have fun!

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A family who bike rides together is active together! Join Pedal Power ACT: Canberra Region Cycling Big Canberra Bike Ride on Sunday, 18 February. There's a 5km Family Friendly Ride to share with your kids and entertainment is included throughout the ride. Parents are welcome to ride with trailers in tow. More info here https://www.bigcanberrabikeride.org

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Are your kids starting school in a couple of weeks? If you would like to give your child an active start to their school day - trying walking them to school (even if it’s only part of the way). The new ‘Active Streets for Schools’ program makes walking safe and easy - helping more kids to be more active, while helping to alleviate some of the traffic congestion created by parents dropping kids off at the school gate.

Ride, walk, skate or scoot to school in 2018
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