Why get in motion
Children & Youth 5-17

Children want to play.

74% of Canadian kids in grade 4 - 6 would choose to do something active after school.

31% want to play with their friends at the playground.

Some children like to play actively. Others like to play organized sports. Either way, here are some our favourite reasons for children and youth to get "in motion":

  • To Make Friends - active play helps children learn to get along with and get to know others.
  • To Build Confidence - practicing skills such as running, jumping and throwing gives children a chance to feel good about themselves.
  • To Have Fun - 92% of Canadian children say they would choose playing with friends over watching TV.
Do you know the top 5 reasons kids play sports?
See what 10 - 12 year olds had to say.