Children

5 Benefits of Toddler and Preschooler Educational Apps

Benefits of Toddler and Preschooler Educational Smartphone Tablet Apps

As technology continues to progress, new educational opportunities arise. From online classes to e-books, the possibilities for using technology for learning purposes are endless. Strengthen children’s intelligence with technology in the form of educational apps is on the rise. Continue Reading >>

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Is There a Normal Body Weight for Teen Girls?

Normal Body Weight for Teen Girls

Over the past 30 years, obesity in children and teens has increased rapidly. Currently more than 1 in 3 children and teenagers are either classified as overweight or obese, reports the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Continue reading→

Swimming for Youth

 

kids swimming benefitsSwimming is fun and lifesaving sport and an excellent form of exercise. As a form of exercise, swimming has many advantages. According to the CDC, swimming works the lungs, heart, joints and the muscles of the whole body. It is fun fitness activity that is primarily a summer sport but can be extended to year-round, providing an indoor pool is accessible. Continue Reading→

Fun PE Games for Kids

Fun Physical Education Games for Children

Physical education is a vital part of elementary education. PE encourages kids to remain healthy and active during the school year. PE games can effortlessly teach kids the fun and enjoyment of physical activity.

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List of Strength Exercises for Kids

weightlifting for childrenStrength exercises can help kids build healthy muscles. With an appropriately organized program, kids can advance their strength, endurance and performance. Usually, if the kid is ready to play organized sports, beginning strength exercises is safe.

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Classical Music, Creativity and Problem Solving

classical music and cognitionAs parents, it is a logical to wish that our children to mature and become equipped to accept any challenge that life has offer. Parents are always concerned that their choices and decisions are the right ones for their children. Continue Reading>>

How I Became a Freelance Writer Days Before Giving Birth to My Third Child

How I Became a Freelance Writer

My freelance writing career started just days before I gave birth to my third child. With maternity leave looming, I needed a new source of income, fast. I was motivated. Continue Reading>>

Is Childhood Obesity Avoidable?

childhood obesity epidemic
Childhood obesity is on the rise in the United States and globally. The Centers of Disease Control reports that childhood obesity has virtually tripled in the past 30 years. The definition of overweight is an excess of body weight whereas obesity is an excess body fat.  Continue Reading→

Oswego: Where Are the Sidewalks?

Oswego Illinois
When I was a teenager, I use to walk home from after school activities instead of riding the activity bus or calling my mom to pick me up. The walk was a good 1.5 miles through neighborhoods and a field. For the most part (minus the field part), I was walking on a sidewalk through newer developed neighborhoods that had been nothing more than cornfield just a few years prior. While the high school was a good 25 years old by the time I was a freshman, the school and the township had come together to make transporting children safe. This meant putting in a stop light in front of the school with a crosswalk as well as developing sidewalks through the neighborhoods and along major thorough-fares to the school.

When I moved to Oswego, Illinois, a town an hour west of Chicago and rated one of Money Magazines top 100 best American small towns to live, I was expecting the same accommodations. After all, the newly built neighborhoods around the newly built high school were of the same age as the neighborhoods I use to walk through in my high school days. The only difference, there are no sidewalks. (more…)