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If you’re looking for a little more in-depth information about child development, we have thought-provoking articles to help you understand the many ways kids grow and learn! 

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Cultivating Creative Expression

Cultivating Creative Expression

By incorporating a variety of materials that foster creativity into the spaces where your kids spend their time, you’ll enable your kids to express themselves, deepen their understanding of the world around them with hands-on experience, share what they know,…

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Bicycle Safety Tips for Kids

Bicycle Safety Tips for Kids

  Help set your kids up for a great ride by making sure they have all the right equipment in place.   Wearing a Properly Fitted Helmet Adjust sizing pads or fit ring until the helmet is snug Position the helmet level on their head, covering the forehead Make…

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8 Things All Parents Should Know About Play

8 Things All Parents Should Know About Play

8 Things All Parents Should Know About Play Give your children time for play and you will see all they are capable of doing when given the opportunity. Children learn through play. Play develops cognitive skills, physical abilities, new vocabulary, social skills, and…

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The Six Cs of Playtime

The Six Cs of Playtime

The Six Cs of Playtime It’s never “just play,” it’s learning. Learning that emerges through play is deep and meaningful to children because they have shaped it themselves. The Six Cs are skills that are exercised during play, that support development, and that help…

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Outdoor Play and the Domains of Development

Outdoor Play and the Domains of Development

The American Academy of Pediatrics says lots of unstructured outdoor play is critical to the health of children. That’s because outdoor play benefits children in every domain of their development. Physical Fitness Gives children the opportunity to run, jump, climb,…

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5 Benefits of Playing Outside

5 Benefits of Playing Outside

Kids should play outside! Here are 5 reasons why. When kids are given unstructured time to play alone or with other children, especially outdoors, they make up their own games, figure things out, and amuse themselves, which allows them to practice important life…

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Encourage Physical Activity Early in Life

Encourage Physical Activity Early in Life

Physical activity can start very early in life as part of your child’s everyday play! When you’re choosing activities, focus on activities that are fun. If children enjoy what they’re doing, they’re more likely to want to keep doing it! Physical activities that…

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Good Nutrition | Where to Start

Good Nutrition | Where to Start

Good Nutrition Where to Start A variety of grains, dairy, proteins, fruits, and veggies is a good starting point for any healthy diet, but the necessary portions of each depend upon age. Here’s a good starting point. Toddlers Grains • 3-5 ounces per day • One ounce…

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10 Daily Rituals to Encourage Bonding

10 Daily Rituals to Encourage Bonding

In chaotic everyday life, parents can leverage the power of intention to ensure that they fit in what’s most important to them – the moments of fun, connection, and closeness with their kids! To begin, pinpoint the consistent, repetitive actions that you most…

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Tips for Helping Your Kids Maintain a Healthy Weight

Tips for Helping Your Kids Maintain a Healthy Weight

There’s no great secret to eating healthy. To help your family develop healthy eating habits, simply: Provide plenty of vegetables, fruits, and whole-grain products. Include low-fat or non-fat milk or dairy products. Choose lean meats, poultry, fish, lentils, and…

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