April is one of my personal favorite months, and not just because I am an April baby. I happen to L-O-V-E spring — Mother Nature putting on her pretty green dress, puddle-jumping, starting seeds for my garden and dreaming of the barefoot summer days ahead. April is also National Garden Month and just a great time… Read more »
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“The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity.”– Dorothy Parker Boredom, it seems, has become a 4-letter word in many households with children. Apparently, boredom in children is a fate that many fear more than a bad FICA score or bathing suit season. To remedy this fact, many kids are plugged-in… Read more »
Why is it that most adults have such a problem with play? Even the word seems to make many people uncomfortable. Play, while made up of four letters, is not a 4-letter word — but many of us treat it as if it were.
Since summer is in full swing, it’s easy for all of us to muse about children and play, and celebrate its importance. There’s more time at hand — less to do, fewer places to be.
Mud pies. Gardening. Digging for buried treasure. Puddle jumping. Burying a time capsule in the backyard. None of these opportunities should be missed in the span of a young life. There are a thousand ways that dirt is not only good — it’s FANTASTIC.
Physical activity is an essential component of a healthy lifestyle and boasts many benefits. In combination with a healthy diet, regular physical activity can help prevent a range of chronic diseases later in life – including heart disease, cancer, and stroke – and helps control weight, builds lean muscle, promotes strong bone and joint development,… Read more »
Ask anyone who works in education if healthy children learn better and the answer will be a resounding, “YES, of course!” There are numerous studies that support this simple answer, as well as a comprehensive report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that will serve as a great reference for reports, grant… Read more »