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Sand Sanitation and Safety

Adding sand play to your educational program enhances childhood development in the following ways: Physically. Sand play improves fine-motor skills and hand-eye coordination Cognitively. Sand play increases vocabulary, lets children explore changes in property between wet...

Importance of Early Brain Development

Finally, the knowledge that pediatricians and childcare providers have known for years is being given credibility. The Carnegie Institute released a study on Early Brain Development, the First Three Years. The National Institute of...

Enhancing Self-Esteem

Self-esteem, self-image–how does a child see herself? Does she feel good about herself? Does she act responsibly? Does she value her worth? To recognize the importance of feeling good about yourself, look at the...

An Educational Journey

With careful planning, children can benefit from field trips because they broaden their world and provide hands-on experiences valuable for learning. Health, safety, and educational issues are important considerations for a successful field trip....

Daily Exercise & Fitness Activities

The television, radio, magazines and newspapers are full of talk about fitness, physical activity, and exercise. But sometimes it gets confusing. What is the difference between “exercise” and “physical activity?” What does it mean...

Toy Cleaning

Wipe it. Mop it. Sweep it. Vacuum it. Cleanse it. Clean it. Wash it. Disinfect it. Decontaminate it. Sanitize it. Scrub it. Make it spotless. And, then start again! The cleaning process may seem...

Physical Activity for the Toddler

Physical activity is a key ingredient in a healthy lifestyle, and adults often declare that they are going to start being more physically active. Young children, however, are so naturally energetic, that you rarely...

Child Development Red Flags

A crucial part of helping young children grow is monitoring development–how they learn, how they use motor skills, how they interact with others, how they express feelings, and how they use tools and objects...

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Printable Minecraft Coloring Pages For Kids

Minecraft Coloring Pages HealthyChild offers free printable Minecraft coloring pages for kids. Minecraft is a video game developed by Mojang that has no specific objects for the player to achieve, permitting abundance of freedom...

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My little Pony Coloring Pages

My Little Pony Coloring Pages Here is a great collection of My Little Pony coloring pages for kids. My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic is an animated cartoon series developed by Hasbro which is...