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  1. Playground Fun and Healthy Development for Toddlers

    Playground Fun and Healthy Development for Toddlers
      Infants and toddlers experience the swiftest amount of growth and development that they ever will at their early ages. It is during this period that they begin to form an understanding about the world around them, and they learn the most through play. At all ages and stages of development, physical activity offers a number of cognitive, behavioral, and...
  2. How Play Reduces Stress and Creates Healthy Kids

    How Play Reduces Stress and Creates Healthy Kids
      Children are busier today in terms of schedules, demands, and expectations than they have ever been.  That is because well-meaning parents are determined to provide ample physical and group activities that enhance their children’s development. It sounds like a good thing, until researchers started to point out the symptoms of stress and anxiety that children can develop as a...
  3. When the Weather Outside is Frightful...

    When the Weather Outside is Frightful...
      ...Indoor activities are delightful.  Sometimes the weather doesn’t always cooperate with our intention to get outside and enjoy our local playground or park, or even your local indoor playground. However, it is important to provide fun, challenging activities that keep kids moving (and thinking) when they are not able to go outside and play. If the weather has you...
  4. How Parks Contribute to Healthy Communities

    How Parks Contribute to Healthy Communities
      When it comes to health and fitness, the United States of America trails behind all industrial nations. In fact, a recent article by The New York Times “The Kids Are (Not) All Right” reported that children in the United States had ranked an alarming 26th place (out of 29 countries evaluated by Unicef) in health. The only countries that...

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