Be Active with the Library!

As many parents and caregivers know, local libraries support learning for young children. In addition to rows of magnificent books, the library offers activities, programs, and a welcoming environment for families.

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Now there’s even more to explore! The Grey Bruce Health Unit and Bruce County Public Library have partnered to launch a new county-wide project that allows library card holders to borrow 8 ‘Be Active Kits’ designed to help kids develop physical literacy. These kits encourage skills like jumping, running, skipping, balance, throwing, and catching. The Be Active Kits are themed for specific types of play: Parachute play, Yoga, Active Games, and Explore the Outdoors.

Just like reading, physical literacy develops through stages. Practicing physical skills with young children helps develop gross motor and meet age-appropriate goals.

“The Library thanks the Grey Bruce Health Unit for partnering with this project. Our mission is to provide the information, knowledge, and entertainment resources people in our communities need to achieve their goals, foster their interests, and realise their dreams” says Nicole Charles, Director of Library Services. “The Be Active Kits are designed for families to do just that by making physical activity part of each day and to enjoy being active together.”

Inquire about checking out one of the Be Active Kits at any Bruce County Public Library branch. Let us know what you think on our survey at library.brucecounty.on.ca