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Tuesday, 7 Dec 2021
Category: Sports & Recreation

What to Do If Your Child Gets Lost

No parent imagines losing sight of her kid—until it happens. Learn the fastest ways to find her if it does. Whenever I took my 3-year-old son, Ben, to the public library, he loved walking up and down the aisles, examining all the books while I picked out a few for us to read. But one day, he […]

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How physical activity in Australian schools can help prevent depression in young people

Adolescence is a critical time for the development of mental health problems. In fact, depression is most likely to occur during adolescence and young adulthood. It’s the leading cause of disability in young people worldwide. At least one‐quarter of young people will experience an episode of depression before 19 years of age. By year 9, students who have experienced […]

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How to Raise a Sporty Kid

You don’t need to be a jock to have an athlete in the family. If you start early and keep it playful, your child will stay active for life. Here’s how to raise a happy, healthy, and sporty kid. From the moment she could hoist herself up, my daughter Layla has loved to climb. She’s […]

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Teach Your Kid How to Throw a Baseball Like a Pro

It’s baseball season! Teach your kids how to get the ball to the base with these expert tips from Nicholas Caringi, Little League International senior director of operations and education in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. Step 1: In the beginning, stand with just a few feet between you and your child. Slowly begin moving back as he gets […]

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Exercise and academic performance

Being physically active is important for a child’s physical, mental and social development. Playground designers and consultants, Playrope, discuss the links between exercise and academic performance. There have been various studies that have linked children being physically active with their intelligence quotient, concentration capacity and linguistic and mathematical skills. Aside from this, there are also the obvious benefits […]

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Thinking and play: toddlers

Toddlers are beginning to understand more about life and themselves. They’re also starting to think things through and understand lots of new concepts. Here are simple and fun play ideas for supporting your toddler’s cognitive development. About toddler play and cognitive development Toddlers are experimenting, thinking, solving problems and learning all the time. Play is […]

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Movement and play: toddlers

Toddlers can move around independently, but they still have to learn when and how to stop. Here are some play ideas to help you create a fun and safe environment where your toddler can walk, run, jump, dance and more. Daily movement for toddlers: why it’s important Movement is important for your toddler’s learning and […]

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Having a ball with science!

Children naturally want to find out about the world around them – and with each new discovery comes more fascination and curiosity. Simple science activities can fuel your child’s curiosity, help them learn about their world through discovery, and develop their science skills and knowledge. Try this fun activity to help your child understand the […]

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