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Spatial Skills, Creativity, and Social

Toys That Help Children Develop Spatial Skills, Creativity, and Social Skills

An article published by the Association of Psychological Science in January 2015 found that children who play frequently with puzzles, construction, and board games tend to have better spatial reasoning ability.  They studied the play behavior of 847 children ages 4–7 from a nation-wide sample covering all socioeconomic groups, and used scores from a psychological test […]

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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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4 Fun Things to Do for Easter

Easter Sunday is the most important Christian holiday of the year.  It is a celebration of the risen Jesus, who was crucified on the cross three days before on Good Friday.  This event is joyfully celebrated in all Christian churches throughout the world.  No matter what your belief system, this can be a day to celebrate […]

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3 Ways to Plan Family Activities

  Work, school, extracurricular activities, screen time, and daily routine tasks pull families in all different directions.  Trying to come together is like herding cats.  Organizing schedules needs to be intentional and requires the cooperation and commitment of all family members.  Here are a few suggestions to help your family’s plans come together more successfully. […]

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5 Methods for Motivating Your Family to Clean

5 Methods for Motivating Your Family to Clean

  Are you tired of nagging your kids to clean their rooms? Are you tired of asking your partner to clean out the basement? When you’re exhausted from nagging, reminding, and pleading, it’s time to resort to other tactics. Here are a few ways to motivate your family to clean house. 1. Stop playing pick-up. […]

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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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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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