5 Educational Apps to Occupy Young Children This Summer

5 Educational Apps to Occupy Young Children This Summer I would like to thank Best Children Games for publishing this article on their site. I’ve found this site to be a great resource for entertaining children. I would specifically recommend their list of the best racing games for children for those of you who are interested. With school officially … Read More..

Are we putting too much stress on our children?

I have been thinking about this a lot and I know this is a hot topic in the media at the moment. The commonly heard opinion about the “Common Core” standards is that they haven’t been helping the kids and only put more pressure and more tests upon them. I do see quite a lot of stress in my … Read More..

Back to School, Make it Fun with Math Games

Try to Sneak some Math into the “Back-to-School” Ritual   The summer is over and flies by fast. And at the same time it seems to last forever… Ah well, up to the next. The problem that a lot of parents face is how to get the kids back into the routine of going to bed on-time and get … Read More..

Dealing with Failure and Disappointment

How to deal with failure and disappointment It’s natural to want to be our children’s saviour when really we should aspire to be their guide.  Truth be told we can’t save them from every knock back in life and nor should we try.  Kids will be disappointed, they may fail at tasks and they may get let down, so surely it’s best … Read More..

Get Active

Get Active Physical activity is an essential component of a healthy lifestyle. In combination with healthy eating, it can help prevent a range of chronic diseases, including heart disease, cancer, and stroke, which are the three leading causes of death. Physical activity helps control weight, builds lean muscle, reduces fat, promotes strong bone, muscle and joint development, and decreases … Read More..

Amsterdam child obesity slashed 16 pct. in two years

Amsterdam child obesity slashed 16 pct. in two years Posted on Mar 20, 2015 by Janene Van Jaarsveldt Only two years after Amsterdam started its new approach to healthy weight, the first results show that there has been a decrease of 16 percent in five year old children with obesity, the municipality of Amsterdam announced in a press release … Read More..

Quick Spring Outdoor Activity

Chalk Obstacle Course

This is a fun variation of Hopscotch that the kids can build themselves and it will bring their creativity out.

The kids draw all kind of stations on the ground with chalk and at each station you need to do an activity.

A few examples:

- Hop like a frog from one circle to the next
- Growl like a bear
- Walk on all fours over the line to the next station
- Tossing challenge: toss a little pebble in the circle
- Hop on one leg around the circle like a stork
- Draw a circle and bounce a ball 10 times in the circle

Let them come up with better ideas!

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