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Montreal Families

Free videos to keep kids active

Kids between the ages of 1 and 4 have a whole new series of fun videos to help them get movin’ and groovin’ at home.

The Karibou videos, available since January 27, 2021, are 60 free clips to encourage children and their parents to adopt a physically active lifestyle, even while isolating or working from home.

The short clips are oriented around three objectives — to develop children’s motor skills, promote self-esteem, and, of course, to have fun — and are available for free on the karibou.com website and on the YouTube page of its partner organization, Sports Montreal.

COVID-19 has paused in-person classes

The Karibou program has been offered free of charge to underprivileged families in Montreal for the past three years, thanks to the support of the City of Montreal as part of its Policy on Children, which his for every child to be given the opportunity to grow, develop and reach their full potential.

Despite the need for children to move and stay active, the pandemic has put in-person activities and sports programs on hold. The video series project was put in place to continue, at a distance, the mission of the Karibou program, which is to introduce children to physical activity from an early age, so that they develop a desire to move. The video clips are presented in French only, and are each about 10 – 15 minutes long.

Some of the topics covered in the  videos include:

  • Cheeky Chicks 12 to 16 months: Discover winter sports and full-body movement
  • Bouncing Bunnies 16 to 20 months: Traffic lights and sense of sight and hearing
  • Buddy Bears 2 to 2.5 years old: Gymnastics to develop balance and coordination
  • Feisty Foxes 3 to 4 years old: Flying objects to develop reaction time and respiration



About the Karibou program

Karibou was developed in 2007 by three employees of Sports Montreal, a non-profit organization and partner of the City of Montreal. Its aim is to introduce young children to physical activity  so they develop a desire to move and adopt a physically active lifestyle into adulthood. 

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