6 Ways to Help Students Keep their New Year’s Resolutions

January 4th, 2017

With 2017 just starting, New Year’s Resolutions are a hot topic of discussion. Many people set a resolution, but it usually falls to the wayside after a few weeks. People see it as too difficult, or too time consuming, and give up. There are many tips and tricks to find success, specifically when it comes […]

Healthy New Year’s Resolutions for Kids

December 30th, 2016

New Year’s resolutions aren’t just for adults. This year’s end, sit down with your children and ask them what they’d like to see happen over the next 12 months. Setting these goals can be an excellent opportunity to get children thinking about how their decisions affect their long term health and wellbeing. Resolutions that involve goals […]

Staying Active in Winter: Tips and Tricks for Kids

December 29th, 2016

Staying active in the winter months can be a daunting task. Most people would just rather stay inside, veg out on the couch, and call it a day. But these kinds of activities aren’t good for your physical or mental health. Fortunately, there are numerous indoor activities that can be a good substitute for more […]

4 Ways to Keep Kids Healthy During the Holidays

December 22nd, 2016

While most children eagerly await the start of winter break, the time off from school can present a challenging conundrum to parents: in a season when so many activities are centered around eating and indulging, how can we ensure our kids stay healthy during the holidays? Unlike summer vacation, there aren’t as many camps and […]

5 Dishes to Consider Removing From Your Holiday Dinner Plans

December 20th, 2016

Holiday seasons are the perfect time to have fun, bond with family members, and of course, eat. Most people use the holidays as an excuse to ditch their diets in favor of calorie-laden delicacies. After all, Thanksgiving is America’s “Biggest Cheat Day.” Unfortunately, because of the season and the desire to enjoy the holiday, people […]

The Jekyll and Hyde Holiday Dilemma: How to Prevent Unhealthy Habits

December 15th, 2016

The holidays are a time of year to gather round the table, spend time with family — and potentially break every promise you’ve made to yourself to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Who doesn’t love an extra helping? A little more eggnog? You’ll be sure to burn all those calories off during January, right? The truth […]

Our Top 10 Posts on Early Childhood Education

December 13th, 2016

Minds of young children are sponges for information. Every lesson about life, behavior, and humanity is absorbed to form the foundation for lifelong skills. Known by experts as the “formative” years of life, early childhood experiences help  shape the person a child will become. Over the years, we’ve covered some important topics relating to early […]

How Much Activity Do Young Children Need?

December 6th, 2016

Physical activity is an important factor in the healthy development of children. Inadequate physical activity negatively impacts childhood development and puts children at risk to become obese, develop Type II diabetes, and cardiovascular health risks, Unfortunately, many parents underestimate the role that activity  plays in keeping children happy and healthy. According to a recent survey […]

How to Encourage Physical Literacy in Young Children

November 29th, 2016

Parents and educators both have a vested interest in children’s literacy. One form of literacy that has become increasingly important as childhood obesity rates have climbed is physical literacy. Physical literacy is the mastering of essential movement skills and object control skills that permit a child to read their environment and make appropriate decisions. By […]

3 Thanksgiving Themed Games to Play With Your Family

November 17th, 2016

Like most holidays, Thanksgiving is synonymous with gorging on scrumptious food. That can be great for your tastebuds, but not so nice for your physical health and well being. The American Council on Exercise estimates that the average Thanksgiving meal — complete with turkey, gravy, side dishes, and dessert — is around 3,000 calories and 229 […]