Homemade snack bars can be a healthy way to ensure you have snacks that are tailored to your family’s taste and needs and share in activity time once a week when you make them. Check out these great idea!
Sometimes it can be difficult to get kids to get up and move their bodies, which is so critical for them to grow up healthy and strong. It can be frustrating when they won’t stretch, don’t want to go on a walk, and just sit at the playground rather than get goofy on the equipment. Stretch-n-Grow encourages movement through play!
Safe Time in the Sunshine In today’s world, people have a love-hate relationship with the sun. It is an important source of Vitamin D, critical to overall mental wellness, and is the key source of life in beautiful flowers and nutritious fruits and vegetables. For children, spending time outside in the fresh air and sunshine
A key part of childhood development is engaging the senses. Tasting healthy food, seeing people’s faces, touching different textures, and smelling the indoors and outdoors help little minds understand their world. What they hear also shapes their development, and music influences young people in unique ways. 3 Benefits Music Has on Kids Here are three
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 you know that exercise can
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 love we have to share
12 Yoga Poses to Master in the New Year As we set off on the adventure of a new year, our focus returns to creating new habits. For families, especially families with children, it can be easy to start a lot of projects to try and sign the kids up for a bunch of new
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! Releasing the inner animal and
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.
Creative Projects for Practicing Reading and Writing at Home The back-to-school sales are in full swing, the kids have met their new teachers, and everyone is ready to start the learning process. Whether you’re still online, are back in the classroom, or are doing a hybrid-model of learning, like many parents you may be finding