Category Archives: Parents

Combating Concussions In Youth Sports

With athletes of all ages taking to fields and courts, there are important steps to take in keeping young athletes safe during practice and games. Data from U.S. Youth Soccer shows that the number of kids playing increased nearly 90 percent — with nearly 3 million children ages 7-17 playing each year — from 1990 […]

PARENTOWN’S KIDSMART – DECEMBER 2016

Learn about product recalls for safe holiday giving
Shopping for the perfect gift and then hiding it under the tree adds to the excitement of the holiday season. Knowing the recipient will display a big smile when tearing away the wrapping paper makes gift givers feel good.
Each year, certain gifts emerge as […]

How To Teach Dids To Be Philanthropic

Introducing children to charity early in their lives can lay a foundation of philanthropy that lasts a lifetime. e more kids witness charitable giving, the more likely they are to embrace charity as they grow up.
Teaching children that it is better to give than to receive can be challenging, but it’s never too […]

How To Teach Kids To Be Philanthropic

Introducing children to charity early in their lives can lay a foundation of philanthropy that lasts a lifetime. e more kids witness charitable giving, the more likely they are to embrace charity as they grow up.
Teaching children that it is better to give than to receive can be challenging, but it’s never too […]

November 2016 Brainworks

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K-2 Brainworks November 2016

3-6 Brainworks November 2016

Smart Nutrition Tips for Healthy Families

Nutrition is important for everyone, but especially for children, as it is directly linked to all aspects of their growth and development. Childhood obesity affects 1 in 6 children and adolescents in the United States. Though associated with elevated risks of high cholesterol, high blood pressure, bone and joint problems and sleep apnea, among other […]

4 Important STEM Education Innovations

For the past 25 years, there has been an increased focus on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education in the United States, but that’s just the beginning. According to the Department of Commerce, STEM occupations are projected to grow by 17 percent from 2008-2018, compared to 9.8 percent growth for non-STEM occupations. Not only […]

Tips to Fill Your Day with Active Play

As the busy school year progresses, it can be challenging for families to find time to play and stay active together. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that kids participate in 60 minutes or more of physical activity each day, but unfortunately this isn’t always what they are getting. Play is an […]

October 2016 Brainworks

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K-2 Brainworks October 2016

3-6 Brainworks October 2016

Why Music Education Matters

Come the 2016-2017 school year, the music and arts budget in the Los Angeles Unified School District will reach its highest point in a dozen years. While that’s great news for students, it also illustrates the sad fact that arts and music programs have taken a considerable hit in recent decades, when arts education fell victim to budget cuts.

The benefits […]