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Beyond Finger Painting: 12 Benefits of Exposing Your Children to Fine Arts

As our school classrooms become more and more focused on reading and writing excellence, our children may be missing out on some of the most important skills they can learn: the appreciation of and active participation in the arts!

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Raising a Writer - 10 Tips to Champion Your Young Scribbler

Do you think you have a budding writer under your roof? Well, never fear. Writing has evolved quite a bit in recent decades and the information-age provides all kinds of promising options for writers in the future, which have never existed before. Still, I’m sure you want your scribbler to take a gradual approach.

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Not a Team Player? Three Sports Your Child May Enjoy

Fencing, Mixed Martial Arts and swimming - they are not as mainstream as baseball, basketball and soccer, but they may be a good fit for kids who want to participate in sports but shy away from team-focused activities. Here’s more about the benefits and safety of these diverse sports from three instructors who teach kids the same sports they grew up enjoying themselves.

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Be the Sports Parent Your Kid Can be Proud of

Playing team sports is an important milestone in many children’s lives. Team sports teach discipline, appropriate behavior in winning and losing, the importance of physical exercise, self-confidence and more. Additionally, parents play an important role in the learning curve because kids take cues from their parents on what’s appropriate behavior and what’s not.

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