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When Should You Start Swim Lessons? by Janice Jaicks

On July 13th, 2016, posted in: Articles, Safety, Uncategorized, videos by 0 Comment

It’s a question I get all the time. When should I start swim lessons for my child? There has been controversy over what age to start children in swim lessons. As a water safety instructor for thirty years, I encourage you to start your children at a very young age (approximately 18 months). This is..

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Swimmer’s Ear (External Otitis)

On June 15th, 2016, posted in: Articles, Safety, Uncategorized by 0 Comment

External otitis is a condition that occurs when the ear canal (the part of the ear that leads from the outer ear to the ear drum) becomes irritated. Risk factors for developing external otitis include swimming, trauma to the ear canal (from scratching or use of cotton swabs), ear devices (hearing aids, ear phones), allergic..

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Michael Phelps Safety Day!

On April 5th, 2016, posted in: Articles, General, Latest News, Safety by 0 Comment

Last Friday we were so excited to meet our Olympian Idol, Michael Phelps. Thanks to our partner, Presidential Pools,  a group of kids got to take pictures with Michael Phelps and listen to him talk about his successes and his story. He was very “real” with the kids and seemed to inspire and motivate as he spoke to..

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Just Keep Swimming!

On March 9th, 2016, posted in: Articles, Latest News, Safety by 0 Comment

Just Keep Swimming! The Benefits of Year-Round Swim Lessons Cognitively and developmentally, a child learns by repetition. The name of the game is consistency, whether we are talking about singing the ABCs, nailing a dance routine, or learning to swim! We’ve all heard it takes 21 days to make (or break) a habit, right? Swim..

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The Kids Cook Monday

On March 16th, 2015, posted in: Articles, General by 0 Comment

Via- The Kids Cook Monday   Quinoa Chili           This vegetarian dish is so packed with protein from the beans and quinoa, you won’t even notice it doesn’t have any meat! Cooking Tip of the Week: Draining and rinsing canned beans removes as much as 40% of their salt content, so it’s..

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The Kids Cook Monday

On January 26th, 2015, posted in: Articles, General by 0 Comment

Very Veggie Soup via- TheKidsCookMonday.com             This nutritious soup features veggies galore! Serve it up with crackers, croutons or a loaf of bread to round out the meal. Cooking Tip of the Week: By chopping all of your vegetables to about the same size, they’ll cook more evenly (and be easier..

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19 Activities for Sick Kids

On January 15th, 2015, posted in: Articles, General by 0 Comment

Via- PintSizedTreasures.com 19 Activities for Sick Kids   Family Albums. I dust off the family picture albums and discuss any photographs of interest. Many of my children are interested in learning about the history of their family. Coloring Books. I like to have my child’s favorite coloring book on hand, and sprawl out on the bed with..

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The Kids Cook Monday

On January 12th, 2015, posted in: Articles, General by 0 Comment

Caramelized Tofu and Broccoli Stir-Fry via- TheKidsCookMonday             Garlic, soy sauce and a pinch of sugar create a delicious caramelized coating for the tofu in this recipe, which is served over brown rice. Cooking Tip of the Week: Many grocery stores offer pre-chopped vegetables like broccoli and bell peppers. Look for these..

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DIY Bouncy Ball Recipe

On January 6th, 2015, posted in: Articles, General by 0 Comment

Via- KidsActivitiesBlog.com by Chrissy               two cups measuring spoons a coffee stir stick (or something to stir the solutions) 2 tablespoons warm water 1/2 teaspoon borax (find it in the laundry detergent section of your local store) 1 tablespoon glue 1 tablespoon corn starch food coloring (optional) plastic bag..

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The Kids Cook Monday

On January 5th, 2015, posted in: Articles, General by 0 Comment

Sun-Dried Tomato Spaghetti Via- TheKidsCookMonday.com             This simple dish pairs whole wheat pasta with a delicious sauce and pantry staples like salty olives and sweet sun-dried tomatoes for a flavor explosion! Cooking Tip of the Week: Whole wheat pasta takes slightly longer than white pasta to cook. Consult the directions on your pasta’s..

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