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Catherine Holecko

Updated Articles and Resources

By Catherine Holecko

    Updated Articles and Resources
    • Play the 7-Up Game Created: Thursday, February 10, 2011 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      To play the 7-Up game, all you need is a smooth, flat surface and a bouncy ball, such as a tennis ball. Kids can even play 7-Up game alone.
    • Valentine's Day Games and Activities Created: Thursday, January 31, 2013 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      These Valentine's Day games are good for your heart--because they encourage physical activity. Treat your loved ones!
    • Relay Races for Kids Created: Monday, August 09, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Relay races are a great way to entertain a group of kids, indoors or out, with little to no advance prep. Plus they're adaptable to all kinds of party themes.
    • Manipulative Skills Created: Saturday, April 11, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Learn what manipulative skills are in relation to the body. Read about the different types and what they are able to do.
    • Wat-aah! Bottled Water for Kids and Teens Created: Tuesday, January 27, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Review and taste test of Wat-Aah! premium water designed especially for kids, with no artificial flavors and packaged in a BPA-free plastic bottle.
    • Physical Activity for Preschoolers Created: Thursday, August 21, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      What kind of physical activity for preschoolers is most fun and effective? Find suggestions for active, healthy, skill-building play for little kids.
    • Keep Them Hydrated: Water for Kids Created: Tuesday, August 26, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      Find out how much water children should drink daily to stay healthy, as well as which beverages are best for them.
    • 5 Ways to Exercise With Children Created: Thursday, February 19, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      Exercise with children by turning playtime into a workout. Learn to modify physical fitness activities for kids so that families can exercise together.
    • Save Money on Kids Sports Equipment Created: Sunday, December 11, 2011 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
      Kids' sports equipment can be costly, no matter which sport your child plays. Find out how to save money on kids' sports equipment.
    • Sports Team Bonding Activities for Kids Created: Thursday, February 27, 2014 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
      Build a tight team with these six types of sports team bonding activities suitable for kids, tweens, and teens.
    • Ideas for Your School Wellness Committee Created: Tuesday, January 28, 2014 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
      With these ideas for your school wellness committee, inspire your whole community to live well.
    • How to Host a Sports Gear Swap Created: Friday, April 11, 2014 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
      Host a sports-gear swap so you can get rid of outgrown equipment, pick up gently used items for your child, and help families new to your sport.
    • Kids Watching Too Much TV? Set Limits on Screen Time Created: Wednesday, October 28, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      When kids watch too much TV they are at risk for some serious health problems. Try these strategies for your family to adopt a more active lifestyle.
    • Prevent and Treat Sports Concussions Created: Wednesday, September 01, 2010 Updated: Monday, April 07, 2014
      Sports concussions are a risk for any athlete, and that includes kids. There's no way to prevent all sports concussions, but you can take precautions to reduce risk. It's also critical to make sure your child gets treated adequately before he or she returns to play.
    • Easy Sidewalk Chalk Games Created: Monday, May 17, 2010 Updated: Tuesday, April 01, 2014
      Sidewalk chalk is inexpensive and kids love it. Try these games and activities to get kids moving on your driveway, sidewalk, or playground.
    • What Kids Learn From Sports Created: Monday, March 31, 2014 Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014
      Sportsmanship is a given, and so is teamwork. But what else do kids learn from sports? Time management, persistence, and so much more.
    • October Family Fitness Events Created: Tuesday, May 17, 2011 Updated: Sunday, March 30, 2014
      October ends with tricks and treats, but before that, celebrate fitness and health events focusing on walking to school and eating better.
    • National Farm to School Month Created: Sunday, March 30, 2014 Updated: Sunday, March 30, 2014
      During National Farm to School Month, families can help support the effort to bring local, seasonal foods to school cafeterias.
    • Biking with Kids: Raise Kids Who Love to Ride Created: Tuesday, February 18, 2014 Updated: Thursday, March 20, 2014
      Biking with kids helps them learn to love this fun family activity. If you like it, they will too. Here's how to get them started.
    • What Rainy Day Games Are Good Alternatives to TV? Created: Wednesday, February 29, 2012 Updated: Thursday, March 20, 2014
      Play rainy day games to keep boredom at bay and encourage kids to engage in active play. Find suggestions for kids from toddlers to teens.
    • First Day of Spring Created: Monday, February 21, 2011 Updated: Thursday, March 20, 2014
      To celebrate the first day of spring, enjoy an outdoor activity, plan a menu that incorporates seasonal foods, or get started on your garden!
    • Spring Break Created: Tuesday, February 22, 2011 Updated: Thursday, March 20, 2014
      Looking for ways to entertain the kids during spring break? Plan an active family outing, do a few of these rainy-day activities, or try a new outdoor sport.
    • First Lady Michelle Obama: Quotes on Child Obesity and Health Created: Thursday, June 10, 2010 Updated: Thursday, March 20, 2014
      These Michelle Obama quotes come from the First Lady's frequent speeches on behalf of Let's Move, her campaign to eliminate childhood obesity.
    • How to Coach Your Own Kid in Sports Created: Tuesday, March 18, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, March 18, 2014
      Learning how to coach your own kid is not easy, but with help and patience you can achieve the right balance between coach and parent.
    • Protect Your Kids from MRSA Created: Thursday, March 06, 2014 Updated: Friday, March 14, 2014
      Kids can contract MRSA through skin-to-skin contact and exposure to contaminated surfaces, so athletes are at risk. Here's how to protect your kid.
    • Active Party Games for Kids Created: Tuesday, February 24, 2009 Updated: Friday, March 14, 2014
      Help kids burn off energy and excitement with party games that keep them active. These games work for birthdays and other events, indoors and out.
    • Active Easter Party Games and Activities Created: Friday, March 14, 2014 Updated: Friday, March 14, 2014
      Make your holiday an active one with Easter party games that get guests hopping, hunting, rolling, relaying, and more. Here's how to egg them on.
    • Good Sportsmanship for Kids and Families Created: Monday, November 26, 2012 Updated: Thursday, March 13, 2014
      Helping kids learn good sportsmanship is a long-term project, not a one-time effort. And there are lots of ways to go about it, from simple rules to storybooks and much more.
    • Playing Games with Kids: Should I Let Them Win? Created: Sunday, November 25, 2012 Updated: Thursday, March 13, 2014
      When playing games with kids, what's more important: building self-esteem by letting her win? Or teaching her how to be a good sport by letting her lose?
    • Physical Literacy: Does My Child Have the Right Physical Skills? Created: Monday, May 27, 2013 Updated: Tuesday, March 11, 2014
      Physical literacy means achieving movement and sports skills, but also includes the confidence to try new things and the opportunity to be active often.
    • Healthy Half-Time Snacks Created: Sunday, November 23, 2008 Updated: Monday, March 10, 2014
      Learn the best healthy half-time snacks for kids, plus what to serve before and after a game to give young athletes the nutrients they need.
    • National Nutrition Month Created: Monday, February 21, 2011 Updated: Monday, March 03, 2014
      During National Nutrition Month, learn about healthy choices for meals and snacks. Fruits and vegetables are especially important to a healthy diet.

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