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The decline of play in preschoolers — and the rise in sensory issues

In our ever more competitive society, both parents and teachers push young children to do more academic and organized learning at an earlier and earlier age.

Even though research continually shows that it is through active free play (especially outdoor play) that young children learn best, adults don’t seem to be listening.

“Research continues . . . → Read More: The decline of play in preschoolers — and the rise in sensory issues

7 Ways Our Kids Can Make Us Healthier

While we frequently hear that having kids can affect our health negatively (lack of sleep, no time to exercise, etc.) we rarely hear that our kids can make us healthier.

A recent article calls attention to ways our children bring health and wellness into our lives, both emotional and physical.

Among the many blessings . . . → Read More: 7 Ways Our Kids Can Make Us Healthier

Healthful School Lunches Mean Healthier Students

According to a recently released study, the 2012 federal law to improve the nutritional quality of school lunches seems to be showing positive effects.

“The Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act mandated increased availability of whole grains, vegetables and fruits at schools. It also required that students select at least one portion of fruits or vegetables . . . → Read More: Healthful School Lunches Mean Healthier Students

5 Things Every Parent of Young Kids Should Know in Case of an Emergency

Every parent needs to know what to do in an emergency: if your child is sick with high fever or has broken his arm by falling from her bike, you need to have a plan on what to do and whom to call.

“When your kid is bleeding, having trouble breathing, or incredibly sick . . . → Read More: 5 Things Every Parent of Young Kids Should Know in Case of an Emergency