What are the Types of Muscles? The body is full of muscles that continue to grow and get stronger as kids grow every year. They work better the more they are used. At Stretch-n-Grow, we love to focus on different muscle groups, working out our arms and legs to help
One of the most important things we believe here at Stretch-n-Grow is that fitness should be fun, and that stretching the body is an important part of growing up happy and healthy. Engaging the mind is just as important though! Children get that through school, teaching moments, and creativity. Did
Heart Shaped Crafts for Heart Health Month February is American Heart Health Month AND has Valentine’s Day in it! The heart is an important part of what we celebrate. We create healthy snacks for the family, make sure we incorporate more cardio into our weeks, and talk about how much
Go Wild: Exercise Like Wild Animals Sometimes you just have to go wild – and exercise like a wild animal! Kids seem full of energy, and even when you think they’re ready to slow down, they seem to tap into another fuel reserve and can keep going wild for another hour!
Developing Social-Emotional Skills In America, we are getting ready to have family togetherness at Thanksgiving. Cultures all around the world have special days where we see family, friends, and sometimes it has been a while since we have those we care about. For some of the smaller members of the
Affiliate Spotlight: Meet Barb Merchant! Barb Merchant and her husband Mike joined Stretch-n-Grow twenty-five years ago in 1996, and together they run one of the largest and most successful territories in Stretch-n-Grow history! We want you to hear Barb’s story, not just because she is one of our AWESOME Affiliates,
So what is risky play anyway? Usually found outdoors, risky play happens when children are allowed the time and space to explore and experience variables. These variables include height, speed and use of tools. Risky play also includes exploration of rough and tumble play, incorporation of elements such as water, and concepts like getting lost. The key to successful risky play is that all of these things are tested on the child’s own terms.