Physical activity for kids is important, and other links.

Statcan studies highlight importance of physical activity for children. via City News. To anyone who has ever parented a child, taught a child, cared for a child, or met a child this will not come as a surprise.

Prince William and Kate to deliver book written in rare native tongue to indigenous children via The Star

Giant Teddy Bear Perfectly Sums Up Why Grandparents Shouldn’t Buy Gifts via Scary Mommy. I always wondered who actually bought those!

Discover your Patronus via Pottermore. The first time I tried it, it said I was too slow. Apparently I’m an Osprey.

Etihad launches new children’s activity packs via Trade Arabia. That’s not all- “For guests flying long-haul, every aircraft is staffed by a Flying Nanny”. The best way to fly with children! Every single flight anywhere should be staffed with a Flying Nanny. Imagine flying on a plane where the kids were given special meals, activity packs and entertained by a nanny? I’d pay extra for a flight like that.

Friday Links

The official trailer for Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children has been released. I have very mixed feelings about this movie. The trailer makes the movie look good but not really what I was envisioning in my head. Although I guess that’s frequently the problem with books being turned into movies, isn’t it? One of my concerns for the movie is the casting of Miss Peregrine. How Miss Peregrine is shown in the trailer feels completely wrong to me, and I think they shouldn’t have cast Helena Bonham Carter. I realize that she is involved with Tim Burton, but he casts her as the lead regardless of whether or not she is a good fit for the role.

The shortlists for Kate Greenaway and Carnegie Medals have been announced. Via The Guardian. I’ll be adding several of these books to my TBR list. I’m especially excited to read Five Children on the Western Front. I absolutely loved reading Five Children and It, and a sequel written by someone other than the original author is intriguing.

The Art and Whimsy of Mo Willems opens today at the New York Historical Society. It runs until September 25th, 2016 and I would love to be able to go see it. Road trip! New York Times article about the exhibit.

Travelling library: The two Indians on a road trip to promote books via BBC. I love stories of unusual book shops and libraries.