Physical activity at home, school, or in the community is essential for every child, including those with impairments. It is a mandated human right and is essential for growth, development, and peer socialisation. Much remains to be understood about supporting each child’s active lifestyle. Children are just starting a lifelong journey of physical activity, a holistic synthesis of mind and body, which will continually evolve in an entirely unique way for each child. Quality physical activity opportunities provide each child with desired activities in the settings of interest.
Senior Scientist, CHEO Research Institute