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Enhancing the Quality of Outdoor Playtime

Enhancing the Quality of Outdoor Playtime

Summertime weather is upon us here in the eastern part of the United States. School is out and most children are anxious to have a summer filled with outdoor fun! Have you ever taken the time to watch what children do or play with when they have outside free play? Researchers have observed and reported about what young children prefer to play with outdoors and how it helps them developmentally. In this post, we are going to examine various aspects of outdoor play and review what researchers recommend to enhance the quality of outdoor playtime for our children. Quality Outdoor...

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Start Small, Start with Success: IMIL for Educators and Families

Start Small, Start with Success: IMIL for Educators and Families

Take a moment to digest the first part of the title of this post: Start Small, Start with Success. This could be relevant for almost anything in life. If you take the time to start small, learn all of the information you can and then build upon that, then you are likely setting yourself up for success. Let’s talk about how this relates specifically to educators, family, and children. Have you ever heard of IMIL? If not, let’s start small by first researching what this is. I Am Moving, I Am Learning IMIL is a proactive approach to childhood obesity...

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Let Us Remember What Memorial Day Is Truly About

Let Us Remember What Memorial Day Is Truly About

Memorial Day is a holiday of reflection and respect, designed to pay tribute to those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our country. Before we go to our picnics, Choosy encourages families everywhere to honor those brave souls who died while defending our freedoms. Hang a flag, go to a parade, visit a cemetery, or attend a local tribute event. But let’s remember to talk to your child about the true meaning of Memorial Day. Learn more about Memorial Day by checking out this slide show. Traditionally, Memorial Day weekend signals the beginning of the summer season of...

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How to be a Champion Mom

How to be a Champion Mom

By: Christine Cox, The Choosy Mommy There is a great post floating around social media that talks about how to be a mom in 2017. It lists out everything you need to do to ensure you are raising your children well. Literally, everything. See below. After reading this post, I thought to myself, no wonder my head is spinning constantly. I am being told to do this, do that, don’t do this or that, etc. all for the benefit of my children and family. But how can one person literally check all of these things off and still just enjoy...

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Do What I Do

Do What I Do

Have you ever heard of ‘monkey see, monkey do’? While you may not have monkeys in your house, you might have some children watching and hearing everything you do and say. Children tend to mimic their role models in many different ways so it is essential that we as adults, and role models, display behaviors that we wish to see in our children. Watch What You Eat Even the youngest of children know that a cookie tastes better than whatever is for dinner. But as role models, it is vital that we eat healthy alongside our children. It isn’t fair...

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