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5 Reasons to Get Your Kids Involved in Dance Competitions

The world of competitive dance can be complex, making it understandable that you may have a challenging time understanding this activity. However, the benefits of this passion are clear. This activity delivers a host of invaluable skills and gifts that will benefit your child in many ways. Here are five reasons that you should consider getting your child involved in dance competitions.

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Trampolines Benefits? Check out some Exercise Comparison

Kids have a blast jumping, bouncing, and playing games invented just for the trampoline while the ‘big kids’ (parents) sit on the sidelines pretending to be too adult for this stuff. But are we? Not only is it good to allow your inner child out every once in a while, but there is also a multitude of health benefits associated with exercising on this piece of equipment. Funny, kids don’t realize this is good for them. Would they actually indulge if they knew? Big yes! You can’t help it. It’s way too much fun even to try to avoid it.

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How to Create Your Own DIY Summer Camp (+ Printables) 

Summer camps have been a summertime staple for kids for decades. These camps teach kids survival skills and foster their independence all while helping them learn to appreciate the outdoors in a safe environment. For many reasons, however, some families are unable to make summer camp work. And this year, COVID-19 social distancing guidelines are postponing or canceling many of these fun summertime activities. 

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6 Ways to Help Your Kids Enjoy the Outdoors 

The average American child spends just four to seven minutes playing outside each day. This doesn’t exactly bode well for their health. From a higher risk of obesity to stunted emotional and cognitive development, a lack of outdoor play can have some serious side effects. If your little one is already in the habit of plopping down in front of the TV for hours, don’t lose hope. It’s possible to cultivate a love for the outdoors in your tech-savvy 2-year-old or tween. You’ll just have to get creative. Here are six suggestions to get you started! 

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Staycation Ideas If Your Beach Plans Have Been Canceled

Earlier this year, you might have made the perfect summer plans to go to the beach, head into the mountains, or travel to another country. However, COVID-19 came along and interrupted your dreams of vacation — now, the kids are disappointed, and you’re feeling bummed out, too. Don’t despair! Maybe you can’t get away, but there’s no reason you can’t enjoy a little rest and relaxation closer to home. Here are six fabulous staycation ideas that are sure to delight the entire family. 

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Great Summer Ideas for Every Home with Kids

Staying at home with your children, especially in these unprecedented times of global insanity, can be difficult to say the least. Children, naturally rambunctious, will drive you up the walls and make it virtually impossible to do anything you want to do. That is why, especially now, it is important you have an abundance of activities for your boisterous and manic children to settle themselves with and give them the summer they deserve. It is not easy being young, and spending your entire year struggling at school with both friends and work, then having your entire summer spent indoors, would be enough to drive you crazy, if you were in their position!