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Signs Spring has sprung
by: Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation
Was it was dark when your kids boarded the school bus this morning? Did you happen to notice birds chirping instead of the distant rumble of a snowplow? Although it’s hard to believe, spring has finally sprung! A fun way to welcome spring and to make it a family affair is to turn it into dinner conversation starters. Check out these ideas.
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Food at Parks
by: Butch DeFillippo
An important element of eating that is sometimes forgotten is the locations at which we are eating. Many times, where we eat is just as important as what we eat. It is indisputable that people love to eat outside. We love to have picnics in the parks. Here are some ideas that may help you, your community, and your department agency rethink the way...
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Reeve Brenner - Bankshot Sports
by: Reeve Brenner
I don’t know how happy we should be celebrating an ADA milestone birthday. The ADA as an enactment remains in large measure a distraction from and perhaps a distortion of the purpose of inclusion of the disabled.
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Movement and Physical Education Benefits Academic Success
Recent developments in brain research have provided physical educators and play advocates with an avenue that connects physical activity with academic success. There is now a connection that provides us with substantial research that demonstrates that cognitive benefits can result from quality physical activity and play opportunities.
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by: Jay Beckwith
A recent discovery by Jay Beckwith - the majority of what we adults do when designing for play has little to do with what children seek and is for the most part about what adults expect. Jay has created a chart that is useful when designing from the learner’s needs rather than the adult’s expectations.
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