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    12 Easy Ways to Make Family Fitness Part of Your Everyday Routine
    As a parent, you can encourage family fitness through competition, games, and rewards to build healthy habits for life. After all, sitting on the sidelines cheering on your favorite pro-sports team or at your child's soccer game has its place, bu...
    Cara J. Stevens
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    6 STEM Playtime Activities for Kids
    These days, many parents know the benefits of bolstering their kids' interest and talents in the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) world. Yet, they aren't sure how and when to start. The truth is, it's never too early to start eng...
    Rebecca Desfosse
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    7 Fun Driveway and Sidewalk Games for Kids
    Looking for some classic outdoor games kids can play in the driveway or on the sidewalk, just like the good ol' days? From hopscotch to bubble-blowing contests, here's something for all ages. Best of all, you don't need a lot of equipment or a bi...
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    Straight Jumping
    Straight JumpingDirections These rhymes can be used by individual jumpers and by children jumping in groups. I love coffee. I love tea. I love the boys (girls), And the boys (girls) love me. Postman, postman, Do your duty. Send this letter To...
    Trish Kuffner, author of The Children's Busy Book
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    Speed Jumping
    Speed JumpingDirections These rhymes can be used by individual jumpers and by children jumping in groups. Twirl the rope very fast after saying the word pepper and count to see how many fast jumps the jumper can make before he trips. Mabel, Mabel...
    Trish Kuffner, author of The Children's Busy Book
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    Action Jumping
    Action JumpingEach of these rhymes is meant for group jump rope. As everyone chants the rhyme, the jumper jumps while dramatizing the actions. I'm a little Dutch girl dressed in blue. Here are the things I like to do: Salute to the captain, bow t...
    Trish Kuffner, author of The Children's Busy Book
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    The Dangers of Fidget Spinners
    Fidget spinners can be found everywhere you look lately, but there are a few hidden costs to this trend. The dangers of fidget spinners aren't just limited to annoying teachers and frustrating parents. Parents have reported chipped teeth, cuts, b...
    Cara J. Stevens
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    Fact Monster - a safe online educational space for kids

    Are you worried about your kids being online? Fact Monster is a KidSafe-certified site for your kids to get homework help, play games and watch educational videos. Check it out...and give Same Game a try yourself!

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