Tag: fitness


You won’t believe what this teacher assigned for homework Physical Literacy

You won’t believe what this teacher assigned for homework Guest Blog Post Shelley Boettcher Shawn Carr’s daughter, Madison, is a smart kid, who spends plenty of time skiing and camping with her family. But a few years ago, during a parent-teacher interview in elementary school, Carr brought up Madison’s self-esteem. Was she happy at school? Was she fitting in? Yes, said her then-teacher, Sue Moleski,...

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5 Fantastic Boredom Busting Activities for Kids Physical Literacy

Boredom Busting Activities By Whitney Hollingshead If you are on the hunt for some new boredom busters, give these ideas a try! These simple activities will keep your kids entertained for hours. Better yet, your children will spend their hours developing skills that will help them throughout life. These five ideas combined will help your child explore inventing, marketing, designing, writing, cooking, and dancing: 1. Invent-a-Toy...

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You’ll never guess what these doctors are prescribing to kids Physical Literacy

Guest Blog Post Emilie Roy This morning, just like every other morning, I was reading the news on the web when I had to take an extra sip of coffee and wipe my glasses. The headline read: Quebec doctors prescribe more exercise. This is an historic moment. Prevention prevails over treatment. Physical activity, not pills. Monkey bars more than medication. Louis Godin, president of the Quebec Federation of...

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Why Kids Need More Enzymes in their Diet Nutrition

First and foremost, what is an enzyme and why do we care? As we know, better nutrition and healthy eating is important for all children. The numbers in child obesity and learning disabilities are rising and can affect how a child learns and develops. Enzymes are found in the body and in foods that are essential for growing children and adults. We cannot live without...

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6 Ways to Foster Gratitude this Thanksgiving Season ADD / ADHD / Comprehension / math / Mathematics / Reading / science / spelling / Uncategorized / Writing

I don’t know about you, but Thanksgiving happens to be one of my favorite holidays. We tend to overlook Thanksgiving and focus all our efforts on Christmas, but this holiday really allows me to build relationships with my family rather than buying gifts and money. As one of eight children, our holiday gatherings are chaotic, messy, and above all FUN. And, there is never too...

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Nutrition: Smart Eating, Smarter Kids Nutrition

It’s that time where we stuff ourselves with chocolate, delicious desserts, hot coco, and all the candy we can muster. You are probably still suffering from the sugar comatose. That’s why, this time of year is especially important to stay on track, especially when it comes to our kids. However, if you are like me, when you hear the words gluten-free, no carbs, and eating clean,...

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