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Movement and Breathing Breaks

Getting children moving is an important factor in gearing them up for their greatest potential. Practicing healthy breathing techniques is also a key element in physical, mental and emotional well-being. Both of these practices help with their physical development and emotional regulation. Here are some of the wonderful benefits of activity and deep breathing for your child, as well as strategies... Keep Reading

When Should My Child Start Swimming

Swimming is a great way to beat the heat, get in some exceptional exercise, and have a great time doing it!  There are wonderful benefits to swimming but many parents don't know when to get their children started.  Here are some studies and tips to help you feel prepared to make that decision. The American Academy of Pediatrics for years suggested that children should start learning to... Keep Reading

Skin Care with Children

It's summer time! That means outdoor fun with family and friends and lots of time in the sun.  This is great for quality time with your children but it's important to protect your family's skin from harmful UV rays. Studies have proven that prolonged childhood exposure to the sun increases the risk of developing skin cancer later in their lives.  Here are some key ways in keeping the... Keep Reading

The Whole Child Blog Series: Best Behaviors

Everyone loves to be around a well-behaved child, but lets be honest - raising well-rounded, thoughtful and responsible children is one of the most challenging jobs in the world. It is understandable that disciplining children has been an incredibly popular parenting topic since the beginning of time. Ask any teacher; the most popular training sessions at conferences are those that deal with... Keep Reading

The Whole Child Blog Series: Balanced Bodies

Healthy, balanced meals are important - but are you providing the means for a balanced body? The development of a balanced body in today's technology-focused society also includes the development of fine and gross motor skills in a developmentally appropriate way.
   It is not uncommon to see a toddler wielding their pointer finger like a pro while entertaining themselves on their... Keep Reading