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How Getting Active Helps Kids Emotional Health

Exercise does much more for kids than keeping them in shape. It is a practice that can center their body and mind as a whole. Essentially, their minds can use as much physical exercise as their body. Bench pressing 50 pounds in a short amount of time isn’t necessarily going to help them cram for the […]

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Academic Camp: A Summer “Must” for Curious Kids

Summer academic camps can unite kids with like-minded friends, prevent summer “brain drain,” and help them explore hobbies, interests, and future careers!

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Weekend Ways to Learn & Play: Easter Edition

Welcome to our Weekend Ways to Learn & Play, where we share useful, thought-provoking, and just plain exceptional family blogs posts from around the blogosphere. Happy Easter! When we think of Easter, what comes to mind? Bunnies, jelly beans, and a delicious spiral ham might be some of the first things that pop up. How about […]

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Camp Director Diaries: Camp Tawonga

Camp Tawonga has been a leader in Jewish camping since 1925. They offer a variety of different programs for campers of all ages from traditional camp fun to teen leadership programs, all set in the beautiful Stanislaus National Forest. Teens can also embark on retreats to Israel, Canada, and other locations. We interviewed camp director Jamie Simon […]

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Screen-free Travel with Children

Travel with children can be incredibly rewarding. But as you work your way around the country with the wide eyed anticipation of a child, there are moments of hair pulling, teeth grinding, and blank stares that can be dispelled with a little preparation. Try to see the journey through their eyes and plan around the […]

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5 Activities for Toddlers & Pregnant Moms

These mommy-and-me activities will help keep your toddler happy and engaged, while allowing you to stay healthy and relaxed for your upcoming big day.

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Need Indoor Kids Activities? Try An Indoor Obstacle Course

Photo by Flickr user embank Right now, the Northeast is snowed in, the Midwest is bracing for a storm, and the south is being pummeled by a tornado. While even adults feel stir crazy in these conditions, children need indoor kids activities to get through the boredom. Taking your kids outside to play is one […]

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Why It’s Physiologically Vital for Kids to Play Outdoors (and 5 Easy Ways to Do it)

Image © Kassandra Brown When parents call me for parent coaching services because the are having trouble with disrespect, inattention, poor behavior, poor follow-through, and poor listening, one of the most common questions I ask is “What’s your relationship to play outdoors?” The Importance of Movement Getting outside and playing builds balance, coordination, speed, reflexes, […]

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Learning Games for Kids: Turn Off the TV and Turn on the Brain

Amidst the quickening pace of daily living and the ever-expanding influence of technology in our children’s lives, it’s easy to see how “family time” could become a thing of the past. Where we once spent time with our siblings and parents, in today’s rapid society we are often so focused on what’s happening next (or […]

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10 Awesome Green Outdoor Activities for Kids

Our children are our future. The world will soon be in their hands. Show them the importance of caring for their environment, recycling, and appreciating the luxuries of everyday life with these ten exciting green outdoor activities for kids. Make a compost pile. Did you know about 30% of the waste in landfills across the […]

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Quick Easy Ways to Limit Kids Sugar Intake

With the excitement of holiday breaks, the everyday hustle of school, work, and activities can seem overwhelming. One great way to help your kids cope through it all is to make sure they are getting proper nutrition. According to the Mayo Clinic, while kids are eating less sugar today than they were in 2000, they […]

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8 Great Holiday Activities You Can Do With Your Kids

Christmas break and other holidays can leave kids bored or blue. Beat cabin fever with these low-cost family-fun activities that kids of all ages enjoy.

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5 Gratitude Activities for Kids on Veterans Day –

To some it’s just another holiday on the calendar like Presidents Day or Memorial Day: we put out the flag and maybe have a barbecue celebrating our freedom from the office or school for the day. But to some families like ours, Veterans Day is a big deal. By Sarah Antrim My husband is an Iraq […]

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5 Tips for Fun & Safe Trick-or-Treating

Halloween means a lot of things: carving pumpkins, decorating the house, dressing up. But for kids, Halloween means one thing –– CANDY. Written by Sarah Antrim Trick-or-treating is clearly the highlight of this holiday for most kids, I know it was for me when I was that age! To make the most of the holiday, […]

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Social Networking: Use It to Enrich Your Child’s Life

Social networking is all around us and often replaces face-to-face interaction in many instances. Even small children need to live a practically isolated existence to not know what Facebook is. Rather than shield your children from internet socializing, you can use it to positively teach them about the world around them. The end result often […]