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28 Nov, 2017

Creating Indoor Play Opportunities for Kids

 During the cold winter months, it’s important for kids to continue to take time to exercise and move around. This is critical for their physical development, and for building healthy lifelong habits. Additionally it helps them to stay focused and alert through dark, dreary winters while less active kids will lose much of their focus. While continuing to go...

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22 Nov, 2017

Making Sure your Outdoor Swing is Suitable for Cold Weather

 Many parents look outside in the winter time and concede to themselves that their kids probably won’t want to play out in the yard like they do when it’s warm. This is a mistake, because that attitude teaches kids that active play is just seasonal fun instead of a constant part of a healthy lifestyle. Playing outside is an...

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18 Nov, 2017

3 Important Tips to Make Winter Outdoor Play a Success

 While many families take advantage of winter weather to engage in seasonal activities like sledding or building a snowman once or twice a year, they rarely get out to play regularly like they do during the summertime. Wet and cold environments generally aren’t a lot of fun for anyone, and kids, like anyone else, prefer to be warm and...

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08 Nov, 2017

Keeping Kids Healthy and Playing During Flu Season

 Flu season is in full swing, and parents all over the country are breaking out the antiseptic wipes in hopes of keeping kids (and parents!) healthy through the winter. It can feel tempting to simply try to keep kids away from public places altogether. Of course, that’s not a realistic solution. Kids still need to go to school, and...

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03 Nov, 2017

4 Outdoor Play Tips for Winter

 Winter can be a tough time to get kids out of the house to play. Cold temperatures, snowy and rainy weather, and short days limit the kinds of activities you can engage in, and make it more difficult to find the time to go outside in the first place. It’s much easier to just be a couch potato indoors,...

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