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Integrating PE and Music Into the Regular Classroom

When I was in elementary school…back in the dinosaur days as my kids say, we did not have specials, or pull-outs. PE and music were taught by the teacher. She spent the whole day with her students.  We all survived this way of teaching. With all of the financial cuts in education and so ... ...

They Need a Break After School to Move Their Bodies

No doubt that we have a childhood obesity problem from kids being mostly indoors, playing video games today. Plus they are not eating right. Also when they spent their whole day in school of 6-8 hours, their brains are fried when they get home.  A good break is needed where they go outside and ... ...

Dealing with Bullies

Bullying in schools is nothing new. Traditionally, a child perceived as weaker or in some way different from his peers is targeted by the bully or bullies. Bullying may involve physical intimidation; excluding the victim from a recognised 'clique' or gang, or cyber-bullying which manifests ... ...
Eating Well for Better Learning

Eating Well for Better Learning

A lot of attention has been paid in recent years to the role of nutrition in children's learning. Here in the UK, the debate The school dinners debate on school dinners, but has continued off and on ever since. What's often overlooked is that nutrition is important in adult learning as ... ...

Is Detox Necessary for Children?

Can we start a detox diet with our children? Could it help with their ability to learn and process information?If we had been asked this question a log time ago, we would simply answer by saying that children bodies are clean and have not accumulated any toxins yet. They are not like adults who rui ...

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Basics and Benefits of Acupuncture

As a method to alleviate some of the symptoms of my chronic illness, I’ve turned to traditional Chinese medicine. Last year, acupuncture wasn’t something I was open to trying because I believed it only relieved pain. Fortunately, it’s relieved my difficulty sleeping and cured my d ... ...

3 Benefits of Meditation

Are you stressed out? Are you struggling to center yourself? Have you ever thought of meditating? Meditation is a very broad term. You do not have to lay down on a mat with your eyes closed to experience the benefits of meditation. Meditation can simply be defined as letting go of your thought ... ...

5 Creative Ways to Enjoy the Wilderness

Families who live in or near wilderness areas already know the power these places have on health and creativity. Hiking in a seemingly endless forest is one of the great joys of living near a wilderness area. However, these hikes can start to lose their luster, especially for teens raised in the vi ...

The Health Benefits of Expressive Writing

As I write this, I might be improving my health. I know that expressive writing—creative writing and writing in my journal before bedtime—is good for my mental health, but I wondered if others benefit mentally or even physically from writing. I investigated this and learned people have ... ...

Kick Starting Love for Nature

One thing you must have noticed already (often with annoyance) that your child has a lot of curiosity about almost everything around. There is no end to questions like: “Why is Mr. Smith across the street always sick?’, “What happens to the cat that doesn’t catch a mouse?&rd ... ...

Recess Returns!

For thirty years, school children in Chicago have never experienced recess. Awful, isn’t it? Recess was taken out because it was considered as a waste of time. But don’t be too gloomy there, there is good news – recess is back.Recess is referred to as a break period or a break fro ... ...

A Move for a Healthy School

When it comes to primary school children, their safety and health is always a major concern for parents. Schools take extra care in making sure that the environment in which children grow is a healthy and secure one. Everything from the colors affecting the children's mental processes to the ch ... ...