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Your Children’s Hearts Will Say Thanks When You Do These 3 Things

Your Children’s Hearts Will Say Thanks When You Do These 3 Things

It is important to focus on our children’s hearts daily because according to HealthFinder.gov, heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States. Every year, 1 in 4 deaths are caused by heart disease. We know that when you take care of your heart, starting at a young age, you will increase the likelihood that you will live a longer life. Let’s start to invest in our children’s hearts, and our own, this month so that they will be saying thanks for years to come by doing these three things: 1. Serve a...

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Non-Traditional Chairs Help Children Get the Wiggles Out in the Classroom

Non-Traditional Chairs Help Children Get the Wiggles Out in the Classroom

“Sitting is my least favorite part of school,” said my 4-year-old daughter, Capri, when I asked her about preschool. She rarely sits at home and while I understand there are certain times when sitting is necessary (eating meals, for example) I don’t think we should have our children constantly sitting in school. Most children are naturally curious and therefore they need to explore. Children are also natural movers so they are unsurprisingly wigglers. They have to move their little bodies because they have so much pent up energy. And think about the kids that have been diagnosed with a hyperactive...

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100 Seasonal Active Learning Ideas - Winter Edition

100 Seasonal Active Learning Ideas - Winter Edition

In some parts of the country, cooler weather is on the way. Parents often have to search high and low to find fun indoor activities to keep kids moving and learning. If you live where the sun is still shining down and it is warm, you may be looking for some winter or holiday crafts to do with the kids to ring in the holiday season. Choosy Kids has all of your indoor and outdoor activities covered with our 100 Seasonal Active Learning Ideas - Winter Edition list! We’d also like you to try to participate too! Think you and...

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Three Holiday Lessons for Children

Three Holiday Lessons for Children

As we near closer to the holiday season, I feel like I have been teaching my 4 year old a lot of lessons at one time. This year is going to be a special holiday season because she is really starting to enjoy family traditions and is getting in the holiday spirit. In my family, we talk a lot about Santa and his reindeer, the elves at the North Pole and how exciting Christmas morning is going to be when all of the presents magically appear under the tree. But there are also lessons that I am trying to focus...

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