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Explore the Outdoors and Learn!

It may not come as a surprise that spending time in nature reduces stress and anxiety. But did you know that it can also help kids focus and learn? Studies have shown that taking a walk in nature improves peoples’ moods, raises short-term memory test scores, and even increases concentration levels in children with ADHD.

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Ask the Expert: How Books Can Treat Growing Pains

Being a child is sometimes tough. As children develop emotionally, they sometimes face conflicts that we, as adults, have long forgotten. Overcoming insecurities, abandoning fears, and learning how to interact with peers often present challenges that children have a difficult time verbalizing and coping with on their own. Books can often be invaluable in assisting

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6 Easy Ways to Ace the School Year

Making the transition from summer vacation mode to a classroom-ready mindset isn’t always easy. Beyond the excitement of new clothes, new classes and even new friends, children and parents alike can get easily overwhelmed by the changes a new school year brings.

Here are six tips that will help your family make this year

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4 Ideas to Make a Rainy Day Fun

When thinking of summer fun, we typically imagine outdoor activities like swimming in the pool or playing at the park. While physical activity is very important and can even boost your kids’ learning ability, sometimes it’s just too hot out to play in the sun. If it’s a scorcher of a day, raining cats and