Parent Handbook

Active Play

Noah’s Ark School adheres to the BC’s regulated “Active Play Policy” standards.

Active play helps to promote healthy growth and development and supports body control and movement.  Active play builds strong bones and muscles, improves balance, coordination and assists with the development of gross motor and fine motor skills using physical energy.  It also helps to promote children’s confidence, improves concentration, thinking and learning skills and provides opportunities to develop social skills. Body smarts help to develop social smarts, such as creativity, conflict resolution skills in peer groups, social interaction skills, conquering fears and building resilience in the face of future challenges.

In a half-day, children should accumulate 60 minutes of light to vigorous physical activity while in school. Active Play activities at Noah’s Ark even occur during the daily course of working with the classroom Montessori materials, as well as, movement and music, and are also provided through outdoor and indoor facilitated and un-facilitated play through programs such as:

  • Gym organized activities and child led free flow play
  • Outdoor games/sports
  • Outdoor playground experiences
  • Local park and forests walks
  • Field Trips