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How to Teach Mindfulness Meditation to

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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Camping with Toddlers 101

Camping with Toddlers 101

Whether you’re an experienced camper or you’re looking for a new way to spend family time, camping with your toddler can be wonderful and exhausting. Here are a few things you can do to make your trip a little less stressful and a lot more fun. Food Toddlers are food-focused. Let them experience some of […]

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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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5 Inexpesnive Ways to Keep the Kids

5 Inexpensive Ways to Keep the Kids Entertained This Summer

It doesn’t take long for the excitement of summer vacation to give way to boredom. Soon enough, your kids will be sitting around the house, playing video games and complaining that there is nothing to do. When boredom strikes, it’s time to rely on your creativity and find inexpensive ways to entertain your family.  These […]

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Why Playing Hide-and-Seek is Good for Your Child

Children love to play hide-and-seek from their earliest days, but it’s not just a silly game. Playing peekaboo with your baby leads to searching for hidden objects and, ultimately, to the excitement of playing hide-and-seek, of being hunter or hunted without the risk of getting hurt. Whether it’s peekaboo, hide-and-seek, or hunt-the-thimble, what are the […]

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Activities to Build a Family Bond Any Time of Year

Activities to Build a Family Bond Any Time of Year

With the transition to spring, the days of sunshine, rain, and warmer temps are here. There is no better time of year to get outside and enjoy activities as a family than spring. After a long winter stuck inside, your family finally has the opportunity to get out and do things. In truth, there is no […]

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Why Your Family Should Eat Together 2 Critical Reasons

Why Your Family Should Eat Together: 2 Critical Reasons

  Many families have gotten away from the tradition of sitting down together for breakfast in the morning, lunch at midday, and dinner every night. It’s easy to see why if you look at all of the events and errands that take place on any given day. Kids have after-school activities, dental appointments, and doctor […]

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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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