Summer Learning Made Fun

Gnomes National News Service – Vickie Rocco “Summer is a time to have fun and enjoy the outdoors. While this change of pace should give families the opportunity to rest and relax, parents often worry that their young children will forget what they’ve...

Playtime at the pool may boost youngsters’ bodies and brains

Science News – ASHLEY YEAGER “My niece, Baby D, loves the water…But she probably won’t remember her first trips to the pool — she was only a few months old when her mom first took her swimming. Part of my sister’s reasoning for such an early start...

Preschoolers get too little physical activity in child care

WFLA – Tara Haelle “Kids in daycare and preschool may not be getting enough physical activity, according to a new study…”Children need daily opportunities for physical activity not only for optimal weight status, but because physical activity...

Study: Parents Distractions Lead to Risky Play Behavior

Education News – Grace Smith “According to materials from the American Academy of Pediatrics, parents who take their children to playgrounds and then pull out their cell phones to make a call or check Facebook run the risk of being distracted from...

Make your backyard irresistible to kids

Business Sun Journal – Staff Writer “When summer arrives do you see even less of your kids than you did during the school year? Too many American children, tweens and teens spend those extra hours of free time indoors playing with technology, rather than...

Free Range Parenting: The Key Is Balance

The Huffington Post – Gail Gross, Ph.D., Ed.D., M.Ed. “When it comes to free range parenting, the key is balance. Yes, it is important for your child to test himself against his environment. However, that environment needs to be both age-appropriate and...