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Your Kid’s Helmet Fit Guide

Your Kid’s Helmet Fit Guide


Posted By on Oct 22, 2016

    Your kids are on the move. Your pediatrician has advised you to make sure they wear their safety gear, especially a safety helmet, to protect those hard heads of theirs. Now how do you make sure you’re getting the right helmet and the right helmet fit?   This is extremely important as more than 80,000 people are treated in hospital emergency rooms for injuries related to skateboarding alone.    Find...

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    Screen Time Reality   Kids today are surrounded by digital devices. They were born into a digital age. We parents continually try to navigate this reality, determining the role tablets, computers, smart phones, and television should play in the lives of our children. The advice out there on screen time seems to contradict and even shift right before our eyes.   So is there a science to screen time? How can...

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    Q Letter Activities   In preparation for additional volumes of the Alphabet Diaries, I decided to do a warm-up of sorts with words for another letter of the alphabet.   About four months ago, prompted by a desire to increase the availability of learning tools for Preschool and Kindergarten,  I completed activity sheets for”I” words. As a homeschooling mom, it’s not always easy to find...

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    Bodies in motion, doesn’t that perfectly describe our young children? Do your little ones have a hard time sitting still for a story or are you perhaps wanting to encourage gross motor activity over sedentary activities?   This list of Top 15 Children’s Books for Bodies in Motion is perfect for encouraging movement for any gender! And they are fun stories for the fidgety ones as well; they can act out...

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6 Advantages of Loose Parts Play

6 Advantages of Loose Parts Play


Posted By on Feb 6, 2016

    Loose Parts Play, What Is It?   Apparently loose parts play was a term coined decades ago. Most if not all of us have engaged in it at one time or another. It is a theory of play in which moveable, unattached materials are used in active play. An architect by the name of Simon Nicholson proposed the term back in the 1970’s. He strongly believed that “loose parts” within our environment form...

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    Last year began our annual treasure hunt. We mastered the Safari Treasure Hunt last year. I can’t believe it’s been a year! I can’t believe all the kids are a year older!    This year, I added a few additional games along the hunt to keep their developing minds at a fever pitch 🙂 And I had fun, calming, bonding activities planned for the end of the treasure hunt.   As many party planning...

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