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How Kids Can Benefit from Art After School Courses

Arts and creativity is part of our youth, children love illustrations, colors, shapes, animations and graphics. Studies prove that early exposure to arts program can help on our kid’s growth. Let us not ignore the fact that our left brain is for analytical thinking while the right part of the brain is for creativity. So how do you nurture the right brain of your child?

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Enter arts after school programs, a very good way to nurture your child’s artistic wisdom and creativity. Though art classes are available for some school, you can opt on extra art programs that will teach your kids many arts fundamental like basic drawing, painting classes, crafts, and even computer graphics.

If you are thinking of art activities now, here are the benefits that you need to know on these type of after school activities:

Creativity

Art classes are opportunity for your kids to nurture their creativity. Kids get a chance to use their creative mind and imagination during activities. It allows students to explore things based from his or her visualization. Creativity push inventions and innovations, a forward thinking that we need to have a better future. Continue reading

15 Healthy Snacks for After School Kids

Kids need the right nutrition to have that extra energy and perform well on after school activities. Parents should watch what their kid is eating; store-bought food and snacks may not be nutritious and insufficient on our kids need. If parents will let their kids buy their own snack, they could just buy a soda or junk food.

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Here are fifteen healthy snacks for your kids who are busy on extra after school activity.

Cheese – A very good source of energy and protein. Cheese slices can be used on sandwiches or be sliced on fun shapes and could go together with other fruit slices on a stick.

Spreads – Peanut butter, cheese spreads and fruit jams. Kids will love their sandwich if it comes with flavorful sandwich spread.

Baked Muffins – Add flavor and color to breads. Kids love banana flavored muffin, or any fruit taste your kid love. Continue reading

The Complete List of Outdoor Adventure Essentials for Kids

Is your kid going out for an outdoor activity? Make sure that your kids have all these essentials before going out for an adventure so that they will have the best fun experience and safe outdoor activity.

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First aid kit

Sanitizer, band aids, cotton balls and alcohol, these are just some of the lifesaver materials that you need to put on your kids first aid kit. We all want our kids to be safe, but scratches and bruises is a normal thing that occurs in outdoor activities that we can’t prevent. For our kid to have a ready first aid kit could become a lifesaver. Continue reading

Solving ADHD with After School Activities

(ADHD) Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is always attached to person’s inability to focus or pay attention. A health condition that is common to kids at school or kids at the toddler age. To help parents solve their kids, let us suggest to you a number of after school activities that can help your kid get over ADHD.

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Individual Sports vs Team Sports

Studies shows team sport activities are a no-no for kids who suffer ADHD. It is not ideal to put a kid under such condition on team events where they will have to learn things and cope up with distractions. Kids under ADHD may also have trouble in following instructions “learning disability”, they are also impulsive, inattentive and has lower tolerance on things which might not be helpful on team sports. Continue reading

Sports 101: Get to Know the Types of Running Sports

Today, we are going to talk about running, one of the most competitive sports played in any sporting event. For kids looking for after school activities, running is one of the best options that kids can try. Running requires fitness particularly on the lower parts of the body, discipline, coordination, balance, and flexibility. In which kids can benefit of as they join the running sports.

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Let’s meet the five types of running – sprint, middle and long distance, relay, and hurdling.

Sprint – A type of race over short distance or sprints is one of the most famous types of competition in running. Sprint is a race that starts from a certain spot to the other end (finish line). Sprinting events on Olympics has three events, 100 meters, 200 meters and 400 meters. Continue reading

Sports 101: Understanding Swimming Strokes

Today, we are giving our readers a free opportunity to understand how swimming stroke styles can help in swimming. Learning the positions and techniques of strokes can help you become a better swimmer, though this guide doesn’t require readers to follow the exact instruction that we are giving, we expect that it can help our readers get some knowledge that can help them on swimming.

Five basic swimming fundamentals:

  1. Body Position – Even how well you master a stroke, if you can’t swim at the right direction and if you can’t stay on a straight line to swim, then you might struggle learning strokes.
  2. Leg Movement – To go on a straight line, leg keeps you moving horizontally whenever you are underwater and swimming.
  3. Arm Movement – The ability of the arm plays an important part in swimming strokes. Together with body and leg movement, your arm power can help you a lot in moving during swimming.
  4. Breathing “Cardio” Control – Mastering control of breathing is important in swimming. To breathe is to have the ability to swim with strength and power.
  5. Timing and Precision – to master all the first four fundamentals, you need to master your timing and be precise on moving your body, leg, arm and breathing.

Pro tip: Do not swim fast too soon. Mastering the stroke is the first goal in becoming a good swimmer Not moving into distance due to fast swimming movement.

Swim Strokes:

Butterfly

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Sports 101: The Evolution of Basketball Rules

evolution of basketballHistory:

Dr. James Naismith was born November 6, 1861 in Ontario Canada and Died at the age of 78 November 28, 1939 in Lawrence, Kansas, USA.

He is known as the inventor of basketball in 1891. He was appointed to develop an indoor sport during winter for the YMCA Training School in Springfield, Massachusetts. The equipments consist of peach baskets and a ball that look like a soccer ball. There were two teams with 9 players each, teaching them the fundamentals of the game. The objective was to throw the ball in the basket which was nailed to the balcony of the gym. Whenever a basket has been made the game was stop so that the janitor could climb to a ladder and pull out the ball from the inside. The first basketball game was in Springfield, Massachusetts on March 11, 1892. Continue reading