Getting Kids Active!

Oct 29, 2013

The 2010-2011 Physical Activity Monitor looks at parental involvement in children's physical activity and sport. Questions on the survey asked parents about the amount of time that they spend playing active games with their child and transporting their children to their physical activities or sports. Over one-third of parents (37%) report that they often or very often play active games with their children, 35% sometimes do, and 28% rarely or never do. Compared to the national average, a greater proportion of parents living on the Yukon play active games with their child.

Roughly two-thirds of parents (64%) say that they often or very often take their child to their physical activities or sport, 21% sometimes do, and 16% rarely or never do. No regional differences exist with respect to this type of involvement.

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