The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend that children and adolescents get 60 minutes or more of physical activity each day. The CDC advises that such physical activity should include aerobic activity and muscle and bone strengthening exercises. Aerobic activity should take up most of kids’ daily physical activities and can include moderate […]
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Often, it’s this first day (or days) that set the tone for the school year to come. Help your child feel prepared and confident to tackle whatever the school year brings with these tips for a successful start.
• Plan well-balanced meals:
Summer break brings a lax approach to many aspects of life, […]
Easy Tips to Keep Kids Active this Summer
With the school year complete, kids are excited
to relax a er a year of hard work, learning and extracurricular activities. However, this may lead to the temptation of sitting on the couch watching TV or playing on a computer or mobile device.
Protect and Treat Your Family’s Skin from Bites and Itch this Season
Warm days mean picnics, ballgames and outdoor adventure. Unfortunately, all that sun and fun can introduce a greater risk of skin woes for you and your family.
“Whether you’re playing catch in the backyard or pitching a tent in the woods, you can […]
Summer camp is a beloved tradition in many families. Many parents of young children fondly recall spending their summers at summer camp, where they made lifelong friends and learned the finer points of roasting marshmallows and competing in three-legged sack races.
Parents looking for the right summer camp for their kids will soon discover […]
Summer camp is often something kids look forward to, and something they will fondly recall long after they reach adulthood. For many kids, summer camp provides a first taste of independence, as youngsters spend significant time away from home without their parents for the first time in their lives. But as great an experience as […]
Many families spend winter figuring out how to chase away cabin fever and endure frigid temperatures until spring and summer mercifully return. Parents thinking ahead to swimming pools and days lounging on the beach can put their daydreams to practical use by planning ahead for their youngsters’ summer vacations.
Youth recreational programs and summer camps […]
Three Tips for Surviving Cold and Flu Season
It’s that time of year again. From minor colds to severe flus and fevers, seasonal sicknesses are unpredictable and can sneak up on your family at any time.
Unfortunately, even the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention cannot predict the timing, severity and […]
As children head back to school, the time set aside for play seems to disappear. According to a survey conducted by Dr Pepper Snapple Group’s Let’s Play initiative, 56 percent of parents say busy schedules are a major barrier to play.
Play is an important part of a child’s physical, emotional and social development. […]
From the nursery to the playroom, playtime should be safe and fun. But experts say that beyond these considerations, these spaces should incorporate elements that promote early childhood development.
“Infancy and preschool years are a crucial time of children’s lives, when they are developing new motor, cognitive, language and social skills,” says Dr. Lise Eliot, […]