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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 (2)

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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Tips to Help Your Children Enjoy Sports

Although after-school sports are a fixture at most schools, recently collected data suggests that the number of children participating in sports is decreasing every year. Below are possible reasons for the downward trend and how you can inspire your children to enjoy sports. The Verdict Is In Many kids are moving away from organized sports. […]

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Outdoor Games for Labor Day Weekend

Planning a party for the end of summer? Celebrate America’s labor movement with these outdoor games. Don’t-Let-the-Balloon-Touch-the-Ground Keep balloons afloat by using only your hands and feet. Blow up enough balloons for everyone. Designate an area where everyone can move about without bumping into each other. If a balloon touches the ground, that person is […]

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How to Shape Up Your Family This Summer

It can be fun to get into shape over the summer. Some say it’s easier because the weather seems to coax everyone outdoors and into fun activities. If you want to shape up your family this summer, here are some ideas. Cookouts With physical activities and healthy food, cookouts are a great way to encourage […]

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How to Prevent Teenage Obesity

While childhood and adult obesity are getting more attention lately, it’s easy to forget that teens can also be overweight. It’s not just a problem of appearance; being overweight may make teens vulnerable to health problems in later life. According to the Center for Disease Control, overweight teens are at a greater risk for sleep […]

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