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Beat the Winter Chill With Backyard Gaming

  While outdoor temperatures remain chilly, it can be tempting to let kids hibernate indoors. In sub-zero weather, this may be smart. In most other cases, children benefit more from getting outdoor exercise. Backyard games help strengthen muscle and bone, help kids develop hand-eye coordination and provide cardiovascular benefits. Kids kept indoors for months are …

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Festival of Sleep Day! {Preschool Homeschool}

Did you know that tomorrow is “Festival of Sleep” day?  What a great celebration!  Today I thought I’d gather up some fun activities so you can celebrate Sleep Day in style! Happy Snoozing! Decorations Bring out pillows and blankets from the bed room and make one GIANT bed in the living room. If you’ve got …

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The Great Juggling Act: Balancing Work, School, and Family

There are many benefits to acquiring a degree. However, enjoying a nice leisurely life, while balancing a full-time job, a family, and an online degree program may not be one of those benefits. The journey to acquiring a degree can be rewarding, yet difficult. This is particularly true for those students that pursue a degree …

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Keep your kids learning through the summer!

No student remembers every single thing she learns in school. Even over the course of a school day, many things will go in a child’s ear and out the other. And as any parent who is active in the educational process knows, kids are wildly inconsistent with their learning. They learn some things with little …

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Playground Safety: Not Just for Overprotective Parents

For both parents and children, there is something magical about a playground. It gives the child an opportunity to play freely in a safe outdoor environment and to interact with other kids, and it gives parents the chance to sit back and relax in the fresh air while the child plays. But of course, while …

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How to Make Your Own Obstacle Course #C2S12

This is a super fun thing to do with the kids this summer to keep them from uttering the most annoying words in the world “I’m Bored!”  Thanks to Sarah for this post! Fun Obstacle Course In celebration of the biggest sports event of 2012, why not encourage your kids to compete against each other …

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Children’s Growing Pains: What Can Parents Do?

That kids experience growing pains is no myth. At times of growth (and kids do grow at uneven rates), to feel actual pain in the bones, muscles, and joints is quite common. Its prevalence is difficult to measure, but it is believed that as many as half of all children experience growing pains regularly. As …

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Helicopter Parents Raise Kids Who Cannot Fly Alone

I was reading a recent article on the subject of “helicopter parenting” and how cell phones and the internet have changed parents’ ability to hover over their children. The parents that supposedly hover the most are moms and dads of the “Millennials;” children of baby boomers, born between the early 1980s and 2000. As I …

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