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Dance

Physical, Emotional, Social and Cognitive

Development through Creative Movement

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Sports

Healthy Development

through Physical Activity

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Parenting

Guidance and Skills Development

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Visual Arts

Social and Academic Impact

through Arts Education

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Music

Academic and Developmental Benefits

of Music Exposure

Parenting

Every Kid Healthy Week

School and Community Events Highlight Vital Importance of Student Health & Wellness
Each year, schools across the country celebrate Every Kid Healthy Week, marking their accomplishments in creating healthier learning environments for students. Since 2013, more than five thousand schools and 2.5 million students, school staff and community volunteers have celebrated

Bedtime Math’s Crazy 8s Club Reduces Kids’ Math Anxiety

Bedtime Math’s Crazy 8s club reduces children’s feelings of math-related anxiety, according to a study led by Johns Hopkins University psychologists.

Crazy 8s is America’s largest recreational after-school math club for young children. Kids in kindergarten through second grade and third through fifth grade explore math through play, engaging in high-energy,

Smart Kids, Eat Smart

Getting kids to eat seafood can be tricky
Children who eat seafood regularly have a five point higher IQ than their counterparts whose diets are seafood sparse. These kids also sleep better too, according a study.

Jiang-hong Liu, the lead author of the new study conducted by the University of Pennsylvania School of

Music

Breakthrough Development of Music for Better Baby Sleep

Music featured is desired by parents to mask outside noises for undisturbed rest
Most moms play either a sound machine or Mozart-like music for their baby’s sleep. Baby Acoustics’ Sound Asleep Music Bluetooth Bear has brought these two concepts together with breakthrough research on what works best for baby ears for repeatable

Fruit Punch Music is Spotify for kids

Fruit Punch Music provides families access to a huge library of ad-free music kids love, while providing peace of mind for parents that every song is appropriate.
Fruit Punch, Inc. is the world’s first music streaming platform built just for kids. Fruit Punch Music is offered by Fruit Punch, Inc., the

10-year-old piano virtuoso receives worldwide attention

Young piano virtuoso composes own compositions
Ten-year-old Guillermo Hernández Barrocal has received worldwide attention for his piano compositions. When he was nine, he performed the first movement of a sonata that he composed by himself. It was performed at the UAX University in Madrid, Spain, a city where he also teaches

TV

Playing an Instrument Benefits Your Brain

No matter whether you’re a child or an adult, when you listen to music, your brain becomes more engaged and active. However, when you play an instrument, your brain gets more of a “full body workout,” according to studies. In the video below, Anita Collins (TED ED) explains the fireworks that go off in musicians’ brains when they play. The video also examines some of the long-term positive effects of this mental workout. These benefits can have a huge impact on a child’s life as they learn to play from an early age.

Hong Kong piano prodigy

Tsung Tsung, the Hong Kong 8-year-old piano prodigy everyone is talking about, has garnered more than ten million views on YouTube. He began playing piano at the age of three and was certified in Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM) on the age of four. His extraordinary talent has garnered him a prize in Steinway International Piano Competition and invitations to perform around the world.

Asian Kids Sing Beautifully

Ten year old Jeffrey Li and and seven year old Celine Tam shock the world with their beautiful voices singing Josh Groban’s “You Raise Me Up” on the television show, China’s New Generation of Sound. The viral video has gained more than 6.7 million views on YouTube.

Arts Education

Ten creative ways art helps kids grow

We all know how important arts education is, but did you know there are ten creative ways that help kids grow? Learning Lift Off shares these ways that every parent and educator can use.

1. Creativity defines the arts. This is a safe haven for kids to express themselves more than in

VTech promoting Baby, Infant, Toddler and Preschoolers with discovery

Expert-Supported Collections Encourage Development Through Exploration
VTech’s award-winning Baby, Infant, Toddler and Preschool lines features exciting products that allow parents to enrich their children’s play experiences through discovery. The collections are designed to engage and encourage little ones by offering sensory experiences and on-the-go fun while encouraging development and interactivity.

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Global Efforts

Syrian children take part in iftar meal for Ramadan

The kids held a cooking competition to prep for the meal
Many cultures often take food for granted, but this isn’t the case for residents in the rebel-torn country of Syria. Pictures have been circulating the web showing children in Douma sharing a rare Ramadan feast amidst torn up streets and homes

Are kids prepared for 100 healthy years?

World Health Organization statistics show that today’s children are likely to be the first to live 100 years, as global life expectancy continues to increase. During the Global Consumer Health Debate, The United Nations (UN), UNICEF, UNAIDS, World Obesity Federation and McKinsey discuss how children can live 100 healthy years.

Syrian school children affected by war

The Syrian Conflict has taken hundreds of thousands of lives and has caused severe economic consequences through the worn-torn country of Syria. While thousands have fled the country in hopes for a better life elsewhere, many — including school children — remain and must deal with on going airstrikes and daily attacks from ISIS terrorists.

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