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Connie McCarthy
Good Social and Emotional Development Equals Early School Success

Apr 13, 2010 - Posted by Connie McCarthy in Parent Involvement, Health and Fitness, Fun Learning Activities, Extracurricular Activities, Connie McCarthy, After-School

Part of the framework for early school success is a child's social and emotional development. A positive self-concept, appropriate self-control, and awareness of interacting with others will help your child learn. Play is a... Read more
Connie McCarthy
What Gross Motor Skills Should Your Child Master by the Age of Six?

Feb 18, 2010 - Posted by Connie McCarthy in Motor Skills, Kindergarten, Kids Learning, Health and Fitness, Fun Learning Activities, Elementary School, Connie McCarthy

Gross motor skills impact bigger muscle groups, like the arms, legs, feet, and torso. They are the first motor skills a child develops.Mastering gross motor skills helps your child develop a sense of balance and spatial aware... Read more
Connie McCarthy
What Is “Too Much” When It Comes to Young Children And Consumer Electronics?

Feb 10, 2010 - Posted by Connie McCarthy in Technology, Kids Learning, Internet Safety, Health and Fitness, Extracurricular Activities, Connie McCarthy

National news programs recently reported that the amount of time American children spend watching TV, playing video games, using small electronic devices, or surfing on the computer has increased to almost 8 hours a day! I c... Read more
SchoolFamily
Healthy School Lunches: an Oxymoron?

Jan 25, 2010 - Posted by SchoolFamily in School Lunch, Nutrition, Health and Fitness

Just came across this blog called "Fed-up: School Lunch Project" and was very intrigued. I've read with great interest countless articles about what parents are doing to reform school lunches, and how to have h... Read more
SchoolFamily
Relaxation Techniques for School (and life!) Success

Dec 18, 2009 - Posted by SchoolFamily in School Success, Health and Fitness, Fun Learning Activities, Flu, Extracurricular Activities, Elementary School

Exams, papers, reports card, oh my. Not to mention the excitement of the holidays, time off from school, and the ever-present runny nose. December can be a very stressful and busy time for children of all ages. Anxiety can be... Read more
Angela Norton Tyler
Students Need A LOT More Sleep Than You Think

Oct 19, 2009 - Posted by Angela Norton Tyler in Sleep, Health and Fitness, Angela Norton Tyler

Your kids' bedtime. Ah, just reading those words puts a smile on your face, doesn't it? I love my children as much as the next parent, and at the same time I am not ashamed to admit that I also love sending them to bed at th... Read more
Bill Harley
Song about Swine Flu Prevention

Sep 28, 2009 - Posted by Bill Harley in Health and Fitness, Flu, Bill Harley

When you're sitting in class, There's a tickle in your noseThen you let out a sneeze and it finally explodesYou look down at your hand, It's all covered with that goo,Don't wipe it anywhere, You know what to do!You gotta wash... Read more
Angela Norton Tyler
After-School Snacks and Homework

Sep 08, 2009 - Posted by Angela Norton Tyler in Nutrition, Homework, Health and Fitness, Back to School, Angela Norton Tyler

My children have been in school for a month, but for many families, the day after Labor Day is the first day of the new school year. It is also the first day of after-school snacks. What your children eat after school has a b... Read more
SchoolFamily
Swine Flu and Your School

Aug 27, 2009 - Posted by SchoolFamily in PTOs and PTAs, Middle School, High School, Health and Fitness, Elementary School, Back to School

You can't pick up a paper or turn on the TV or radio without reading or hearing a mention about Swine Flu. Are you still wondering how parents and schools should respond to the H1N1 virus? Wanted to let you know that we just ... Read more
Tim Sullivan
Safety Saturday and Lowe's

Aug 19, 2009 - Posted by Tim Sullivan in Tim Sullivan, SchoolFamily.com, Motor Skills, Kids Learning, Health and Fitness, Extracurricular Activities, Elementary School, Back to School

Thought I'd highlight this for you folks.  I really like the sound of "Safety Saturday", which is coming up at the end of Saturday.  Think: fire trucks and expert tips and all kinds of demonstrations  -- all in... Read more