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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.

DIY summer camp

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. 

quarantine homeschooling: survival tips

Welcome to Quarantine Homeschooling: How to Survive

Parents nationwide have been thrust into the role of a classroom teacher and homeschool parent. The unplanned home school period may only be for the final semester of the school year, but it’s still a major challenge, as kids and parents adapt to the new schedule. You may feel unprepared to take on the role of teacher but focus on the bright side. You have the chance to bond with your kids as you engage them and expand on the lessons their schools provide with creative, practical, and fun activities. 

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How to Support Your Child’s Dream of Becoming a Writer?

The written word is one of the most ancient of arts. It conveyed the words of Cleopatra to Cesar Augustus, sunk a thousand ships, and brought about an end to innumerable wars. When used correctly, the written word can be beautiful; when incorrectly, dangerous and provocative. To help your child toward becoming a writer is the hallmark of a brilliant parent, as with any of the arts. Too often in our current age do we see children disinterested in reading, obsessed with the lives of social media personalities and musicians; blind to the beauty that lies right before their eyes. While the written word is probably never going to die out, it does appear to be becoming partially obsolete; replaced by code and computer programs, television, and music. If you cultivate a writer, you will be doing the world a huge favor, we’re running out.