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The #1 Physical Activity Game for After School Programs

 

Extensive scientific evidence demonstrates that regular physical activity promotes growth and development in youth and has multiple benefits for physical, mental, and cognitive health.  Additionally, it is recommended that a “whole school” approach is needed to obtain maximum physical activity for children.  In particular, After School programs offer the ideal environment to include moderate to vigorous physical activity (MVPA).

 

Skillastics® compliments your existing program, boosts outcomes and;

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  1. Prepares the brain for tutoring and reinforcement of academics.
  2. Aligns with the Common Core.
  3. Builds pro-social competencies including collaboration, problem-solving and decision making.
  4. Is appropriate for special populations, bilingual applications and family/community events.
  5. Easy to set up and teach.
  6. Engages up to 100 children at one time in and organized manner, especially when dealing with space limitations.
  7. Flexible to allow a small amount of children to play as well.
  8. Children who play Skillastics® average heart rate is 142 bpm, with 70% Moderate to Vigorous Physical Activity (MVPA).
  9. BUDGET FRIENDLY!

 

Additional Benefits of Skillastics® For Afterschool Programs

  • Limited in space – no problem! Skillastics® can be executed effectively in multi-purpose rooms, classrooms, outdoors or even on stages.
  • Different ages can play at one time. The Skillastics® technique puts every child on a level playing field, no matter what their age or physical abilities. Children have to work together as a team to achieve the repetitions required in order to advance in the process of the game.
  • Every child has the opportunity to be a leader
  • We offer quality staff development training, but it’s not required.
  • Skillastics® Nutritional Cards are a fun way to integrate nutrition components while simultaneously being active.

 

Handouts:

Download Skillastics® Alignment with the Common Core

Download Skillastics® Alignment with the Healthy Eating and Physical Activity (HEPA) Guidelines

Download CA After School Physical Activity Guidelines

Download Research Brief on Physical Education, Physical Activity and Academic Performance

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Testimonials

Skillastics® gets all the students so pumped to get active.  They come in and see it laid out on the floor as the warm up activity and they get so excited!  Before they know it they are moving and getting sweaty!  They enjoy it so much that I got Sandy Spin Slade, Inc. permission to inlarge the activities and made them into poster size images and use them for our warm up when we do not have the Skillastics® game that we borrowed from another school. It is so much fun to see every student active no matter what their ability is.  I love it!  Thank you!

Trina Burr,
Physical Education Specialist,
Eagle River Elementary,
Eagle River, WI