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Boredom Busters: 18 Free Summer Activities for Kids

What’s the most annoying sound a parent can hear? I’ve got quite a list, including the toy that plays Old McDonald on repeat. But near the top of my list is the sound of a bored young child. It sounds something like this: mummmmmaaaaayyyyyy and is repeated until mummmmmaaayyyyy does something about it. So, how […]

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Why Keeping Kids Active Needs to be a Parenting Priority

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recommends that kids have at least 60 minutes of physical activity every day. Unfortunately, only about 35% of school-aged children are getting the recommended activity. With fitness programs being cut from schools across the country, the responsibility falls on parents to make sure their children live an […]

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Counselor in Training & Teen Leadership Programs – an inside look

The pre-teen and teenage years can be a tough and confusing time for children and parents alike. Right on the cusp of adulthood, yet not quite ready to handle the responsibilities that “real life” has in store for them. Summer can be especially challenging as they are not quite at the age yet to take […]

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4 Lifelong Perks for Kids Who Take Computer Classes

Prime your kids for a brighter future in school and the workplace by encouraging them to enroll in camps and classes featuring technology and computers. By ActivityHero Staff How many times can you hear the Angry Birds sound effects (wheeeeeeee), see the blank texting face, and put up with the Call of Duty marathons before […]

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How to Fit Family Activities into Your Daily Life

Have you ever made the mistake of saying something you shouldn’t have only to have it parroted everywhere, and to everyone, for days on end? Kids learn best from copying their parents. The good news is that kids also easily pick up good habits from their parents. So what’s the best way to get kids […]

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7 Summer Activities for Kids that Keep them Learning over Break

Summer is a time for freedom, fun in the sun, and plenty of ice cream. As carefree as summer can be, it’s important to keep kids learning to ensure that they retain some of the knowledge from the school year. In order to make sure that kids don’t fall into the “summer brain drain,” here’s […]

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5 Fun Activities that are Secretly Exercises for Kids

Let’s face it, some days kids just don’t want to move… and I can’t say I blame them. But part of a healthy lifestyle is keeping kids active. As parents, we need to make sure that we are motivating our kids to stay healthy & happy. When we move, we feel better. Here’s some ideas […]

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5 Keys to Healthy Living as a Family

It is easy to be drawn to the simplicity that technology has provided. However, technology, in all its glory, has one unmistakable flaw – it makes it far too easy to be inactive. It is up to us as the parents to push ourselves and our children to be more physical and practice better eating […]

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Kids in the Garden: 5 Ways for Parents & Children to Grow Together

One of the main challenges in engaging children in healthy activities is finding activities that you can do together. With a house to keep clean, errands to run, and projects to work on—in addition to parenting,  it can be difficult to find time to do everything we need (and want) to do. Getting kids in the […]

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Finding Kids Activities They Will Love (and Stick With!): 5 Tips for Parents

When it comes to keeping kids active, it can be quite a hassle to get them away from the screen. However, one of the biggest challenges that I have found as a mother is not getting them off the couch, but figuring out what to do with them when they do! They need constant engagement […]

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3 Reasons Why Cooking with Kids is Great for your Family

With more and more people getting busier than ever, wouldn’t it be nice to spare an hour or two to bond with hubby and kids and enjoy the blessings that cooking together has to offer? Cooking and eating with the family yields many benefits—not just for the body but for the soul, too. Aside from […]

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The Benefit of Education in Art for Kids

“What a child doesn’t receive he can seldom later give”. – P. D. James Children and Art Children and art just go together like strawberries and cream. All children like to get to grips with things that squidge and slide and slip and if the result is something they can keep and can take home […]

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Keeping Kids Active: Infographic

Many of our children get addicted to watching TVs, playing video games and playing multimedia devices. Under the influence of these devices, they spend most of the time inside the house without even stepping outside. Needless to say, this adversely affects their physical, mental and social development.   Since kids are not mature enough to […]

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Yoga for Kids: 10 Tips for Flexible Fun

Yoga can be as relaxing and beneficial for our children as it is for us; and what’s better is it can be an activity you and your child do together. Perhaps you’re wondering if your child will stay still, or even be able to remain quiet enough to allow themselves to relax. The good news […]

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Bored Kids on School Break? 5 Budget-Friendly Ways to Keep Busy

Written by Sarah Antrim It’s happened. School breaks are here, the time your children have been waiting so anxiously for since their return back to school in the first place… until the boredom hits. “Mom, I’m BORED!” The zoo is fun, but factor in the cost of parking and lunch and it can end up […]