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KidShape – July 2017

Early Childhood Education is Crucial: How You Can Help

New research shows that many pre-K classrooms could benefit from more resources, especially for the most vulnerable children. Ninety-four percent of Head Start teachers report needing more resources to enrich their classrooms, and 84 percent say they are unable to fund experiences they want to provide, […]

Do You Practice Safe Sun Habits?

Summertime is all about trips to the pool, beach and park. And it also means time spent in the sun.
Over the past three decades, more people have had skin cancer than all other cancers combined, according to e Skin Cancer Foundation, making proper sun protection a must. As you enjoy time outdoors, it’s […]

KidShape – April 2017

5 Simple Ways to Enjoy More Family Time

Skillfully balancing an entire family’s demands from school, sports, activities and careers leaves little down time, but keeping family values front and center may be easier than you think when you make a commitment to carving out meaningful moments to share.

Unplug from the digital world. Today’s […]

Kidshape – March 2017

KIDS AND SLEEP

School-aged children are busier than ever before, and some may be sacrificing sleep to accommodate their lifestyles. The National Sleep Foundation says school-aged children need between nine and 11 hours of sleep each night to function at a healthy level. Sleep deprivation can be linked to a host of health ailments, including […]

KIDSHAPE – FEBRUARY 2017

Tips to Keep Your Family Healthy and Happy this Winter

With colder weather comes an increase in weather- related illness and health issues. From activity levels to mood, diet and more, seasonal weather a ects all areas of your life. But, don’t let the winter blues get you down — follow these tips to help […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]