Appetite to Play https://appetitetoplay.com/ en Online resources related to COVID-19 https://appetitetoplay.com/online-resources-related-covid-19 <div class="node node--type-page node--view-mode-rss subdepartment-families department-physical-activity ds-1col clearfix" typeof="schema:WebPage" data-attribute-name="Online resources related to COVID-19" data-attribute-date="2607969190"> <div class="group--actions"> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://appetitetoplay.com/online-resources-related-covid-19" data-a2a-title="Online resources related to COVID-19"><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share_save">Share this page</a></span><a href="" class="atp-print-link">Print/Download</a><drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=873&amp;2=favorite" token="8r-QhDncBHfHRY6m3Z89heIVvAveicqHOWLVgBP5zL8"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <div property="schema:text" class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><br /> The year 2020 has been dominated by the coronavirus pandemic and the various ways we can take action to keep ourselves and the children in our care safe during this time. Here you will find a list of resources that can help yourself, the families of the children in your care or the children themselves understand what is happening and take action.</p> <h3><br /> Guidelines</h3> <p><br /> The BC Centre for Disease Control and Ministry of Children and Family Development has <a href="http://www.bccdc.ca/Health-Info-Site/Documents/COVID_public_guidance/Guidance_Child_Care.pdf" target="_blank" title="Guidance for child care providers: COVID 19">guidance for child care providers</a> relating to physical distancing, transportation, food and beverages and other topics. The document also states that ‘it is not necessary to attempt to eliminate close contact between children, recognizing the importance of children’s emotional, physical and developmental needs’. <br /> Outdoor Play Canada is a network of advocates, practitioners, researchers and organizations working together to promote, protect, and preserve access to play in nature and the outdoors for all people living in Canada.</p> <p>As such, they have created an <a href="https://www.outdoorplaycanada.ca/should-i-go-outside-in-the-covid-19-era/" target="_blank" title="Outdoor play info page">information page</a> on being outside at this time, and the health and the community benefits of being outside as much as possible at the moment, including reduced likelihood of transmission and understanding how children can process the ‘new normal’.</p> <h3><br /> Resources</h3> <p> </p> <ul><li>Manuela Molina is an author who has created a free to access short story called <a href="https://www.mindheart.co/descargables?utm_source=mailchimp&amp;utm_campaign=030096d2e1f0&amp;utm_medium=page" target="_blank" title="COVIBOOK">COVIBOOK.</a> The COVIBOOK is an invitation for caregivers and families to discuss the full range of emotions arising from the current situation with children under 7 years old. The book is available in 25 languages!</li> <li><a href="https://welcome.cmhacptk.ca/" target="_blank" title="Confident parents thriving kids">Confident Parents Thriving Kids</a> provides province-wide, free phone-based coaching for parents/caregivers for children 3 to 12 years old, to manage either anxiety or behaviour challenges.</li> <li>The Child Mind Institute is a US based nonprofit dedicated to transforming the lives of children and families struggling with mental health and learning disorders. On their website they have created a <a href="https://childmind.org/coping-during-covid-19-resources-for-parents/" target="_blank" title="Coping with coronavirus">‘Coping with Coronavirus Crisis’</a> filled with resources relating to supporting children, taking care of yourself and other topics such as dealing with loss or anxiety. </li> </ul><h3><br /> Research</h3> <p><br /> While research is still being undertaken, <a href="https://ijbnpa.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12966-020-00987-8" target="_blank" title="Research on PA and COVID 19">some research has recently been published</a> looking at the impact on the coronavirus outbreak on the movement and play behaviours of Canadian children and youth. While the research focuses on children ages 5+, the results are indicative of the impact the lockdowns and provincial orders had on families. Less than 5% of children and youth met <a href="https://www.participaction.com/en-ca/benefits-and-guidelines/children-and-youth-age-5-to-17" target="_blank" title="PA guidelines">physical activity guidelines</a>, 62% were less physically active outdoors and 79% reported more screen time.</p> <p>A study specifically focusing on transmission of Covid-19 in early years providers in the US shows that these types of programs present virtually no risk of transmitting Covid-19 to adults when there is adherence to hand-washing, smaller group sizes and face coverings.</p> <p>These are just a few of the many great guidelines, resources and research papers available to support you through the pandemic and beyond. <br />  </p> <p>Source: Chris Wright</p></div> </div> Mon, 14 Dec 2020 18:06:30 +0000 Lorna Simms 873 at https://appetitetoplay.com Introduction to Healthy Eating Recommended Practices https://appetitetoplay.com/healthy-eating/recommended-practices/introduction-healthy-eating-recommended-practices <div class="node node--type-book node--view-mode-rss subdepartment-recommended-practices department-healthy-eating ds-1col clearfix" data-attribute-name="Introduction to Healthy Eating Recommended Practices" data-attribute-date="2544857862"> <div class="group--actions"> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://appetitetoplay.com/healthy-eating/recommended-practices/introduction-healthy-eating-recommended-practices" data-a2a-title="Introduction to Healthy Eating Recommended Practices"><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share_save">Share this page</a></span><a href="" class="atp-print-link">Print/Download</a><drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=59&amp;2=favorite" token="3W3lI10BkwiwVxpgEl8OApgtoihcLobPFhmROhu8Efc"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><h2>HEALTHY EATING EVERYDAY!</h2> <p>Early Learning environments such as preschools, early childhood education centres, family daycares and parent participation programs play a key role in helping children build healthy eating habits that can last a lifetime.</p> <p>The <strong>Appetite to Play</strong> Recommended Practices have been developed to help you create a setting that promotes and supports healthy eating and healthy child development.  These good practices will assist you whether you provide the food or it is brought from home.</p> <h2>IMPORTANT:</h2> <p>In BC, the Community Care and Assisted Living Act’s Child Care Licensing Regulation (CCLR) and Director of Licensing Standards of Practice set the requirements for all licensed child care facilities. Operators of licensed child care facilities must comply with both the regulation and the standards. This resource includes statements that directly or indirectly relate to a requirement for licensed child care facilities.   </p> <p><span class="atp-tooltip icon-heart" title="Indicates an area with specific requirements under the CCLR"><span>heart</span></span> <em>Indicates an area with specific requirements under the CCLR.</em></p></div> </div> Sat, 15 Dec 2018 07:11:02 +0000 kyla 59 at https://appetitetoplay.com Introduction to Physical Activity Recommended Practices https://appetitetoplay.com/physical-activity/recommended-practices/introduction-physical-activity-recommended-practices <div class="node node--type-book node--view-mode-rss subdepartment-recommended-practices department-physical-activity ds-1col clearfix" data-attribute-name="Introduction to Physical Activity Recommended Practices" data-attribute-date="2544813055"> <div class="group--actions"> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://appetitetoplay.com/physical-activity/recommended-practices/introduction-physical-activity-recommended-practices" data-a2a-title="Introduction to Physical Activity Recommended Practices"><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share_save">Share this page</a></span><a href="" class="atp-print-link">Print/Download</a><drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=60&amp;2=favorite" token="fBGcVdtW1XREOGSwA5MwxFdbYgaZ-v5HAYJg8kaFvwI"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><h2>MOVING MORE EVERYDAY!</h2> <p>Canada’s Physical Activity Guidelines for the Early Years recommends accumulating at least 180 minutes of daily physical activity.  The average child spends seven hours a day in childcare which is about 2/3 of their waking hours.  Caregivers play a key role in helping children build lifelong physical activity habits and are responsible for facilitating physical activity for the proportion of time children spend in childcare.  The daily routine should include a variety of facilitated activities and free play.</p> <h2>IMPORTANT:</h2> <p>In BC, the Community Care and Assisted Living Act’s Child Care Licensing Regulation (CCLR) and Director of Licensing Standards of Practice (DOLSOP) set the requirements for all licensed child care facilities.  Operators of licensed child care facilities must comply with both the regulation and the standards.</p> <p><span class="atp-tooltip icon-heart" title="Indicates an area with specific requirements under the CCLR"><span>heart</span></span> Indicates an area with specific requirements under the CCLR<br /><span class="atp-tooltip icon-beachball" title="Indicates an area with specific requirements under the DOLSOP Active Play (AP)"><span>beach ball</span></span> Indicates an area with specific requirements under the DOLSOP Active Play (AP)<br /><span class="atp-tooltip icon-shoe" title="Indicates an area with specific requirements under the DOLSOP Safe Play Space (SPS)"><span>shoe</span></span> Indicates an area with specific requirements under the DOLSOP Safe Play Space (SPS)</p></div> </div> Fri, 14 Dec 2018 18:44:15 +0000 kyla 60 at https://appetitetoplay.com Developing and Implementing a Healthy Eating Policy https://appetitetoplay.com/healthy-eating/tips-ideas/developing-and-implementing-health-eating-policy <div class="node node--type-page node--view-mode-rss subdepartment-tips--ideas department-healthy-eating ds-1col clearfix" typeof="schema:WebPage" data-attribute-name="Developing and Implementing a Healthy Eating Policy" data-attribute-date="2501606823"> <div class="group--actions"> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://appetitetoplay.com/healthy-eating/tips-ideas/developing-and-implementing-health-eating-policy" data-a2a-title="Developing and Implementing a Healthy Eating Policy"><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share_save">Share this page</a></span><a href="" class="atp-print-link">Print/Download</a><drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=199&amp;2=favorite" token="PRL_XTkZG4yGeVFMN1I9rPRjhdHioTzGlp0DIRNsdqA"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <div property="schema:text" class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>What is the benefit of having a healthy eating policy?</p> <p>A written policy on healthy eating helps to guide staff and families.  It provides information on the approach to healthy eating in your early years setting and helps to support an environment that encourages healthy eating.  A policy acts as a guide for making decisions and choices every day.</p> <p>For licensed providers Child Care Licensing Regulations require records of written policies and procedures respecting food and drink to be given to children.</p> <p>Things to consider when developing a policy:</p> <ul><li>Write down what you currently do.</li> <li>Review current practices and involve staff and families in the discussions.</li> <li>Write down any changes to your current practice.</li> <li>Ensure the policy makes sense for your setting.</li> <li>Consider including areas addressed in Appetite to Play recommended practices such as: <ul><li>Healthy foods and drinks</li> <li>Mealtime environment</li> <li>Learning about food</li> <li>Role modelling</li> <li>Infant feeding</li> </ul></li> </ul><p>Things to consider when implementing a policy:</p> <ul><li>Create a policy booklet</li> <li>Share policy with families</li> <li>Make the policy easily available for staff to access anytime</li> <li>Remind families about policy statements in a newsletter</li> <li>Monitor current healthy eating practices and identify practices not consistent with policy</li> <li>Identify and address any possible issues with implementing the policy</li> <li>Review all your policies regularly</li> </ul><p><em>Adapted from: Model Policies for Creating a Healthy Nutrition and Physical Activity Environment in Child Care Settings and A Guide to Writing Nutrition and Physical Activity Policies &amp; Procedures</em></p></div> </div> Tue, 01 Aug 2017 17:00:23 +0000 kyla 199 at https://appetitetoplay.com Developing and Implementing a Physical Activity Policy https://appetitetoplay.com/physical-activity/tips-ideas/developing-and-implementing-physical-activity-policy <div class="node node--type-page node--view-mode-rss subdepartment-tips--ideas department-physical-activity ds-1col clearfix" typeof="schema:WebPage" data-attribute-name="Developing and Implementing a Physical Activity Policy" data-attribute-date="2501602643"> <div class="group--actions"> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://appetitetoplay.com/physical-activity/tips-ideas/developing-and-implementing-physical-activity-policy" data-a2a-title="Developing and Implementing a Physical Activity Policy"><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share_save">Share this page</a></span><a href="" class="atp-print-link">Print/Download</a><drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=81&amp;2=favorite" token="B2iY14ZPlZENhAqEJFoHO32YSGzuYAlBOO7fejiXKK0"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <div property="schema:text" class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>What is the benefit of having a physical activity policy?</p> <p>A written policy on physical activity helps to guide staff and families.  It provides information on the approach to physical activity in your early years setting and helps to support an environment that promotes physical activity.  A policy acts as a guide for making decisions and choices every day.</p> <p>For licensed providers Child Care Licensing Regulations (DOLSOP Active Play) require the development and implementation of an active play policy and a screen use policy.</p> <p>Things to consider when developing a policy:</p> <ul><li>Write down what you currently do</li> <li>Review the current practices and involve staff and families in the discussions </li> <li>Write down any changes to your current practice</li> <li>Ensure the policy makes sense for your setting</li> <li>Consider including areas addressed in Appetite to Play recommended practices such as: <ul><li>Facilitated and unstructured physical activity</li> <li>Outdoor play</li> <li>Incorporation of fundamental movement skills</li> <li>Playtime environment</li> <li>Learning about physical activity</li> <li>Role modelling</li> <li>Screen time</li> </ul></li> </ul><p>Things to consider when implementing a policy:</p> <ul><li>Create a policy booklet </li> <li>Share the policy with families</li> <li>Make the policy easily available for staff to access anytime</li> <li>Remind families about policy in a newsletter</li> <li>Monitor current healthy eating practices and identify practices not consistent with policy</li> <li>Identify and address any possible issues with implementing the policy</li> <li>Review all your policies regularly</li> </ul><p><em>Adapted from Model Policies for Creating a Healthy Nutrition and Physical Activity Environment in Child Care Settings and A Guide to Writing Nutrition and Physical Activity Policies &amp; Procedures.</em></p></div> </div> Tue, 01 Aug 2017 15:50:43 +0000 kyla 81 at https://appetitetoplay.com Mexican Eggs https://appetitetoplay.com/healthy-eating/recipes/mexican-eggs <div class="h-recipe node node--type-recipe node--view-mode-rss subdepartment-recipes department-healthy-eating ds-1col clearfix" data-attribute-name="Mexican Eggs" data-attribute-date="1617830348"> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-introduction field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>A great way to use up stale corn chips or corn tortillas! Get children involved cracking and beating eggs or cutting tortilla strips with small, clean blunt scissors. <br />  </p></div> <div class="group--actions"> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://appetitetoplay.com/healthy-eating/recipes/mexican-eggs" data-a2a-title="Mexican Eggs"><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share_save">Share this page</a></span><a href="" class="atp-print-link">Print/Download</a><drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=928&amp;2=favorite" token="cuFtA1DNzHj-tNH2bstJ5IkE3veyD4wWjN91oVTO1wA"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <div class="group--quick-info"> <div class="field field--name-field-yield field--type-string field--label-inline clearfix"> <div class="field__label">Yield</div> <div class="field__item">10 child-size portions</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-preparation-time field--type-integer field--label-inline clearfix"> <div class="field__label">Preparation Time</div> <div content="5" class="field__item">5 minutes</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-cooking-time field--type-integer field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Cooking Time</div> <time content="15" class="field__item">15 minutes</time> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-common-allergens field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Common Allergens</div> <div class="field__item">egg, milk (optional)</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-equipment field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Equipment List</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item">Stove</div> <div class="field__item">Cutting Board</div> <div class="field__item">Knife</div> <div class="field__item">Mixing Bowl</div> <div class="field__item">Spatula</div> <div class="field__item">Large skillet</div> </div> </div> <div class="double-field-unformatted-list field field--name-field-ingredients field--type-double-field field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Ingredients</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 1 Tbsp </div> <div class="double-field-second"> olive oil </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 1 cup </div> <div class="double-field-second"> corn chips or thinly sliced tortilla </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 1 </div> <div class="double-field-second"> bell pepper, seeded and diced </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 1 </div> <div class="double-field-second"> tomato, diced </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 10-12 </div> <div class="double-field-second"> eggs, beaten </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 1 Tbsp </div> <div class="double-field-second"> fresh cilantro, finely chopped  </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 1 cup </div> <div class="double-field-second"> cooked black beans and/or 1 cup shredded cheese (optional) </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-instructions field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Instructions</div> <div class="field__item"><p>1. Heat the oil in a skillet on medium low heat. Add chips or tortilla slices and sauté, stirring frequently for 5 minutes until crispy.<br /> 2. Add bell pepper and continue sauteing another 5 minutes. Add tomato and stir for 1 minute then pour in eggs and reduce heat to low. Stir continually, scraping the bottom of the pan.<br /> 3. Add cilantro and beans or cheese, if using. Serve immediately.</p></div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-acknowledgements field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Source: Nicole Fetterly, RD</p></div> <div class="field field--name-field-photo field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/max_1300x1300/public/recipes/Mexican%20eggs%20WEB.png?itok=KhgotfXU" width="1300" height="433" alt="Mexican eggs" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-max-1300x1300" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-node-title field--type-ds field--label-hidden field__item"><span class="visually-hidden p-name"> Mexican Eggs </span> </div> </div> Wed, 07 Apr 2021 21:19:08 +0000 Lorna Simms 928 at https://appetitetoplay.com More on loose parts https://appetitetoplay.com/physical-activity/tips-ideas/more-loose-parts <div class="node node--type-page node--view-mode-rss subdepartment-tips--ideas department-physical-activity ds-1col clearfix" typeof="schema:WebPage" data-attribute-name="More on loose parts" data-attribute-date="1617742084"> <div class="group--actions"> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://appetitetoplay.com/physical-activity/tips-ideas/more-loose-parts" data-a2a-title="More on loose parts"><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share_save">Share this page</a></span><a href="" class="atp-print-link">Print/Download</a><drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=927&amp;2=favorite" token="iHp6Sj-tHWMUlpj5E6ufM9Rygc1d0x5SX1Xnsf6seY8"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <div property="schema:text" class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Children need opportunities to be creative and inventive in their environment, manipulating and constructing their ideas through play. Children often prefer playing with boxes, sticks, rocks, water, sand, and ropes that can be manipulated in whatever way they choose over traditional toys that have limited flexibility and play value. All these items, along with countless other items that can have multiple roles in play, are defined by the term ‘loose parts’.</p> <p>Loose parts are materials with no specific set of directions and that can be used alone or combined with other materials.The loose parts theory suggests that when children are given a wide range of materials that have no defined purpose, they will be more inventive in their play and have infinite play opportunities by manipulating them in ever-changing ways that their imaginations create. </p> <p>In addition to this, evidence concerning loose parts play indicates that this type of play promotes:<br /> ●    Problem solving and theoretical reasoning<br /> ●    The ability to think creatively<br /> ●    Excitement and adventure through play<br /> ●    Social skills and teamwork, including communication and negotiation skills<br /> ●    Physical activity</p> <p>For adults, facilitating and supporting loose parts play requires a sensitive role that recognizes children’s play process and resists the urge to step in too soon or too frequently. Adults can also support loose parts play by engaging the children in activities in different environments and settings. For example, when children are involved with play in a natural setting they use what is available, such as water, dirt, sand, sticks, leaves, pinecones, rocks and feathers to create whatever they imagine. On the playground, loose parts can include balls, hoops, jump ropes, buckets and other containers. Indoors loose parts can be blocks, dress up play props, blankets, and art materials.</p> <p>Loose parts are about real world learning for all children and young people. The process of introducing them and of playing with them involves collaboration, sharing thinking, problem-solving and decision-making. The impact of embedding loose parts play is a positive cycle of improved health and wellbeing.</p> <h3>Sources</h3> <p>-    <a href="https://www.cpha.ca/loose-parts-policy" target="_blank" title="Loose Parts Policy">Loose Parts Policy</a>, Canadian Public Health Association<br /> -    <a href="https://www.pgpedia.com/l/loose-parts" target="_blank" title="Loose Parts, Play and Playground Encyclopedia">Loose Parts Play, Play and Playground Encyclopedia</a><br />  -   <a href="https://www.inspiringscotland.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Loose-Parts-Play-Toolkit-2019-web.pdf" target="_blank" title="Loose Parts Play: A Toolkit">Loose Parts Play,</a> a toolkit by Theresa Casey and Juliet Robertson<br /><br />  </p></div> </div> Tue, 06 Apr 2021 20:48:04 +0000 Lorna Simms 927 at https://appetitetoplay.com Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? https://appetitetoplay.com/physical-activity/games-activities-3-5-yrs/brown-bear-brown-bear-what-do-you-see <div class="node node--type-activity node--view-mode-rss subdepartment-games--activities-3-to-5-yrs department-physical-activity ds-1col clearfix" data-attribute-name="Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?" data-attribute-date="1617209697"> <div class="field field--name-field-age field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Age</div> <div class="field__item">2-5</div> </div> <div class="group--actions"> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://appetitetoplay.com/physical-activity/games-activities-3-5-yrs/brown-bear-brown-bear-what-do-you-see" data-a2a-title="Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?"><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share_save">Share this page</a></span><a href="" class="atp-print-link">Print/Download</a><drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=926&amp;2=favorite" token="hM03f9f_Dcy5qAMj-hM7aS1z1sUFBh2L9rgfY-tuwZ8"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-equipment field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Equipment</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item">Book: Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin Jr.</div> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-physical-activity field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Physical Activity</div> <div class="field__item"><p>Running, jumping</p></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-where field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Where this can be played</div> <div class="field__item">Indoors or outside</div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-how-to-play field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">How to Play</div> <div class="field__item"><p>Gather the children in a space and begin reading the book <a href="https://www.google.com/search?gs_ssp=eJzj4tLP1TcwMs8rT4s3YPQSTSrKL89TSEpNLFJAMAHDBQuX&amp;q=brown+bear+brown+bear&amp;rlz=1C1GCEB_enCA918CA918&amp;oq=brown+bear+br&amp;aqs=chrome.1.0i355j46j69i57j0l7.4989j0j7&amp;sourceid=chrome&amp;ie=UTF-8" target="_blank" title="Brown Bear Brown Bear What do you See?">Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin Jr</a>.</p> <p>On each page, stop and ask the children to run and touch something of the same colour before returning for the next page of the book.</p> <p>See excerpt below:</p> <p> </p> <p><img alt="Brown Bear book" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="9322d2ac-dee6-492f-a8f8-6226638cd047" src="/sites/default/files/inline-images/Brown%20Bear%20web.PNG" /></p></div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-additional-options field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Change it up / Alternatives / Additional Options</div> <div class="field__item"><p>If you have someone who has a visual impairment, add in descriptive words of tactile items. For example, “I see a purple cat that is hard” and the children have to find either something that is purple, or something that is hard.</p></div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-acknowledgements field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Source: Chris Wright</p></div> </div> Wed, 31 Mar 2021 16:54:57 +0000 Lorna Simms 926 at https://appetitetoplay.com Learning about Fish https://appetitetoplay.com/healthy-eating/food-activities/learning-about-fish <div class="node node--type-page node--view-mode-rss subdepartment-food-activities department-healthy-eating ds-1col clearfix" typeof="schema:WebPage" data-attribute-name="Learning about Fish" data-attribute-date="1616535760"> <div class="group--actions"> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://appetitetoplay.com/healthy-eating/food-activities/learning-about-fish" data-a2a-title="Learning about Fish"><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share_save">Share this page</a></span><a href="" class="atp-print-link">Print/Download</a><drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=924&amp;2=favorite" token="D3aKzwgla_0cxnp89u9SEvt3bCMG0xKUn6avKXV2FqA"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <div property="schema:text" class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Food literacy for young children is all about understanding where our food comes from. Fish are an important source of nutrients for people all around the world, especially those that live in coastal areas. Although there are more than 30,000 different species of fish, we only eat a small number of species, some of which we catch in oceans, lakes and rivers and others that we grow on fish farms.</p> <h3>What are fish?</h3> <p>Fish are animals that live in water and breathe using gills, instead of lungs like people. They are also different from humans and other mammals because they do not have limbs with digits (arms with hands, legs with feet) and instead they move or swim using their fins and tails. Fish vary greatly in size from tiny herring, which weigh only a pound, to large whale sharks that can weigh 150 times more than a large human.</p> <h3>Here are some activity ideas to learn about fish:</h3> <p>•    Visit an aquarium, fish farm or hatchery. In the Lower Mainland, the Vancouver Aquarium is a world-class destination for learning about life under the sea and smaller ones can be found in communities like Ucluelet and Sidney. Hatcheries can be visited at many rivers in areas like Little Qualicum, Cowichan, Abbotsford, Summerland and Clearwater.<br /> •    Eat fish! Try different kinds like salmon, tuna, sardines, cod or halibut. Choose sustainable fish whenever possible to protect endangered species and keep our oceans, lakes and rivers prospering. Childcare facilities with 8+ children should check with their Licensing Officer about what is needed to serve food.<br /> •    Play ‘going fishing’. Create fishing poles from sticks and string, affixing a magnet to the end. Cut out paper or cardboard fish and give them a paperclip mouth that will stick to the magnet. This activity helps children to build coordination.<br /> •    Learn about fish from an elder. For many indigenous communities in BC, fish like salmon and halibut, are a traditional food that have been relied upon for thousands of years and play an important cultural role. <br /> •    Read a book about fish. What’s it Like to be a Fish by Wendy Pfeffer teaches children about where fish live and how they are adapted to live underwater.</p> <h3>For more ideas and resources</h3> <p>Learn more about different fish species, how they are harvested and if they are sustainable at <a href="https://www.seafood.ocean.org" target="_blank" title="Ocean Wise">Ocean Wise</a> .  </p> <p><br />  </p></div> </div> Tue, 23 Mar 2021 21:42:40 +0000 Lorna Simms 924 at https://appetitetoplay.com What is traffic? https://appetitetoplay.com/physical-activity/games-activities-3-5-yrs/what-traffic <div class="node node--type-activity node--view-mode-rss subdepartment-games--activities-3-to-5-yrs department-physical-activity ds-1col clearfix" data-attribute-name="What is traffic?" data-attribute-date="1616449958"> <div class="field field--name-field-age field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Age</div> <div class="field__item">2-5</div> </div> <div class="group--actions"> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://appetitetoplay.com/physical-activity/games-activities-3-5-yrs/what-traffic" data-a2a-title="What is traffic?"><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share_save">Share this page</a></span><a href="" class="atp-print-link">Print/Download</a><drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=923&amp;2=favorite" token="uiIGyySnzu1owQGMsuODF_KO7CZqZCQ6szWBSXSKK9M"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-equipment field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Equipment</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item">Cards depicting traffic and non-traffic (see Children’s Independent Mobility post for more information)</div> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-physical-activity field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Physical Activity</div> <div class="field__item"><p>Running<br />  </p></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-where field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Where this can be played</div> <div class="field__item">Inside or outside</div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-how-to-play field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">How to Play</div> <div class="field__item"><ul><li>Place all the cards in a pile at one end of the play space.</li> <li>At the other end, designate a space for ‘traffic’ related cards, and one for ‘not traffic’.</li> <li>The children then run and place the different cards in the appropriate space.</li> </ul><p>Link to <a href="https://appetitetoplay.com/childrens-independent-mobility" target="_blank" title="Children's Independent Mobility">Children’s Independent Mobility</a></p></div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-additional-options field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Change it up / Alternatives / Additional Options</div> <div class="field__item"><p>Use the information in the ICBC Road Safety Learning Resources to extend this activity:</p> <ul><li> <a href="https://www.icbc.com/road-safety/teaching/Documents/TS410A-preschool-activity.pdf" title="Road Safety Handout- Preschool">Road Safety Handout - Preschool</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.icbc.com/road-safety/teaching/Documents/TS410-preschool-booklet.pdf" title="Road Safety Teachers Manual">Road Safety Teacher's Manual- Preschool</a></li> </ul><p>To make the game more challenging, have an adult in the centre of the space be a traffic light, and flash red, yellow and green objects to show when the children can move. <br /> If you have a child who uses a wheelchair or has a gross motor limitation, place cards where they are able to reach them.</p></div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-acknowledgements field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Source: Chris Wright</p></div> </div> Mon, 22 Mar 2021 21:52:38 +0000 Lorna Simms 923 at https://appetitetoplay.com