Categories
Keeping Kids Active, Healthy + Engaged

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 […]

Categories
Keeping Kids Active, Healthy + Engaged

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 […]

Categories
Keeping Kids Active, Healthy + Engaged Parenting Resources

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 […]

Categories
Supermoms in the Spotlight

Celebrate Mom: 7 Ways to Make Every Day Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day: The one day a year to appreciate the person who appreciates everyone every single day. We cook, we clean, we chauffeur, we don’t complain, we just do it. Because we’re mom.  So guess what all you Super Moms out there? I’m telling you that you need to celebrate yourself every single day. Nothing […]

Categories
Keeping Kids Active, Healthy + Engaged

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 […]

Categories
After-School Activities Guest Posts Keeping Kids Active, Healthy + Engaged Parenting Resources Super Activities for Super Kids

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 […]

Categories
Uncategorized

Weekend Ways to Learn & Play: Earth Day Edition

Welcome to ActivityHero’s Weekend Ways to Learn & Play, where we share useful, thought-provoking, and just plain exceptional family blog posts from around the blogosphere.  What do your kids know about Earth Day? Did you know that Earth Day was founded in the US in 1970 and became a global holiday in 1990? According to […]

Categories
Guest Posts Keeping Kids Active, Healthy + Engaged Parenting Resources Super Activities for Super Kids

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 […]

Categories
Keeping Kids Active, Healthy + Engaged Super Activities for Super Kids

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 […]

Categories
Keeping Kids Active, Healthy + Engaged

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 […]

Categories
Guest Posts Keeping Kids Active, Healthy + Engaged Super Activities for Super Kids

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 […]

Categories
Keeping Kids Active, Healthy + Engaged Parenting Resources Super Activities for Super Kids

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 […]

Categories
Keeping Kids Active, Healthy + Engaged

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 […]

Categories
Camps Keeping Kids Active, Healthy + Engaged Parenting Resources Sleep away camps

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!

Categories
Keeping Kids Active, Healthy + Engaged

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 […]