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Lessons Children Learn from Playing Team Sports

Lessons Children Learn from Playing Team Sports

Studies have shown that when children get involved in team sports, their overall educational experience is greatly improved. But what about the child that isn’t a natural athlete or doesn’t enjoy playing on a team, are there still benefits to be had from playing team sports? The short answer: absolutely! Here are five lessons team sports […]

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Smart Eating- 6 Brain-Boosting After-School Snacks for Kids

Smart Eating: 6 Brain-Boosting After-School Snacks for Kids

You know from your own experience that the mid-afternoon “crash” in energy and attentiveness is a real thing, and it’s no different for your kids. The moment hits just as kids get home from school and need to tackle homework. Just like you, kids feel the call of sugary snacks at this time of day, […]

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How to Teach Mindfulness Meditation to Children

Mindfulness meditation is practiced sitting with eyes closed, cross-legged on a cushion with your back straight.  Attention is put on the movement of the abdomen when breathing in and out, or on the awareness of the breath as it goes in and out the nostrils. As thoughts come up, return to focusing on breathing. Meditators start with short […]

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School’s Out for Summer: How to Keep the Kids Occupied

Summer is here! Before you know it, you’ll be looking for ways to keep your kids entertained. To help you fight the relentless protests of “I’m bored”, here are some great boredom busters and activities you can do with your kids this summer. Visit Your Local Library Libraries are a great place to take kids. […]

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How to Keep Your Child Active During Summer Break

Remember when you were a kid dreaming of summer days spent hiking, fishing, and playing outdoors? Childhood looks a lot different today than it did 30 years ago. Today it is a rarity to see children and teens without their heads buried in their phones, iPods, and video games. With the increasing reliance on technology […]

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2 Activities That Will Help Wire Your Child’s Brain For Learning

Some of the collateral damage in the wake of the No Child Left Behind law is the decrease in two areas of instruction, physical education and music. These two areas of study are not represented on nationally mandated exams, thus expending time and energy on them takes teaching time away from the subjects that children […]

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How Exercise Can Improve Academic Performance in Kids with ADHD/ADD

A recent research study published in the January issue of The Journal of Abnormal Psychology found that 20 minutes of exercise before the start of school improves task completion and learning during class time. Ideally, schools will start to implement this for all children but for now parents can encourage their child to engage is […]

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Family Hiking 101

  You don’t have to trek hours into the woods lugging a backpack and camping supplies to reap the benefits of hiking. Hiking and walking are essentially the same thing. Although briskly walking around your neighborhood for thirty to sixty minutes, three to five times a week, is good for your heart, taking in some […]

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Dance Class Ideas for Toddlers to Teens

Dance is a wonderful and freeing way to express oneself.  No matter what the style, it builds confidence, as well as emotional and physical health.  Encourage your child to explore this expressive form of movement and find a style of dance that suits his personality and temperament. Preschool The preschool years are a time of […]

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