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Learning outside the classroom – the forest pedagogy of the 21th Century

Α nationwide programme called “teaching outdoors” which aims to encourage schools and teachers to teach outdoors as often as they can and in all subjects, not necessarily but mainly in nature settings. We had known from previous research and from many vivid examples in Scotland, Norway, Finland and even Switzerland that learning out in nature works…

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5 Reasons to Participate in Theater

If you have a child with a flair for the dramatic, who loves to sing and dance, or wants to be part of a team without playing sports, theater may be the answer you are looking for. Participating in theater can expose kids to music, arts, culture, teamwork and more. Most of the benefits of…

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Top 10 Family Fitness Lifestyle Habits

A lifestyle of family fitness requires a commitment from your whole team. It will be much easier for children to accept—maybe even embrace—changes in their eating habits and activity levels if they are not going it alone. These recommendations apply to families in which someone needs to lose weight, and also to those families hoping to…

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8 Facts About Bullying Everyone Should Know

If your child is being bullied, it is important to address it right away. Start by listening and empathizing with what they are going through. Then, brainstorm ideas on how to best address the situation. Of course, reporting bullying that occurs at school is always the best option, but you want to be sure your…

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How to Set Goals for Your Child This School Year

Back-to-school is a natural opportunity for your child to set goals for the year. Doing so can help students succeed at school, while also learning the critical life skill of goal-setting. So, instead of limiting your preparations to stocking up on the right school supplies, consider helping your child think about what they hope to accomplish academically in…

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How to Teach Kids Problem-Solving Skills

Kids face a variety of problems every day, ranging from academic difficulties to problems on the sports field. Yet few of them have a formula for solving those problems. The 5 Steps of Problem-Solving:  Here are the steps to problem-solving: Identify the problem. Just stating the problem out loud can make a big difference for…

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How Much Screen Time Should Toddlers Have?

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends that babies younger than 18 months have no screen time at all. The exception to this rule is video chatting with family members or friends. Toddlers 18 months to 24 months old can start to enjoy some high-quality programming and apps alongside a parent or caregiver. Kids two…

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How to talk my kids about hot issues…

There are some ways which help parents to deal with some hot questions their children’s make from a very early age…this does not mean that parents encourage them do some things any earlier. Instead they show their kids that they can talk with them for information and help. Give your children the choice to want…

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