​​​​​​​​​​​​Ages 5 to 12 years

Photo of kids doing art paintingThe Town of Aurora's Parks, Recreation & Cultural Services Department strives to provide a variety of recreational opportunities that are best for your child and their development through our innovative and active programming. We are committed to providing children in the community with high quality, age appropriate programming that focuses on physical literacy, creativity, childhood development, social interaction and fun.

Our recreation programs are led by enthusiastic, trained and outgoing Town staff from within our community or through professional local business owners who specialize in their field.

Physical Literacy

Photo of young boy playing indoor soccerPhysical literacy has been identified by experts in physical education, sport, and even cognitive science as a key ingredient in raising healthy, happy and successful children. It provides the foundation for kids to enjoy physical activity and sports, but it also has far-reaching implications for their brain development, scholastic performance, and overall wellbeing. Research shows that it is very important to start developing physical literacy in early childhood prior to adolescence.
 
The basic recipe for developing physical literacy includes structured and unstructured play opportunities, combined with intentional instruction in fundamental movement skills, such as jumping, skipping, hopping, throwing, catching, etc.
 
Did you know that The Town of Aurora offers recreation programs that specifically address
physical literacy and targeted movement skills? We pride ourselves on being a leader in physical
literacy programming.
 
If you have any questions or require any further information on our Physical Literacy related programming, please contact Franco De Marco, Recreation Supervisor Community Programs, at
905-727-3123 ext. 3526 or fdemarco@aurora.ca. ​​​

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