Category Archives: Parentown KidShape

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 […]

Beat Cool Weather

Temperatures may be dropping, but just because swimsuit season is over doesn’t mean it’s time to let your fitness regimen fall by the wayside. Keeping active and maintaining a healthy lifestyle is important year-around, so stay on track as the weather cools with these tips and tricks.

Electrolytes for Fitness
During a workout, you lose more […]

Run! Ride! Work Out! Jump! Bounce!

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 […]

Tips for a smooth transition back to school

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, […]

Kidshape- July 2016

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.

In […]

Kidshape – June 2016

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 […]

Kidshape – May 2016

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 […]

Kidshape – April 2016

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 […]

Kidshape – March 2016

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 […]

Kidshape – February 2016


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 […]