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Monkey bars and water balloons: Playtime exercises preschool bodies and minds

April 19, 2012 | Posted in: Early Learners, Elementary

Your preschooler is a ball of energy, darting from one spot to the next, running from the playroom to the kitchen, skipping from the swing set to the sandbox. You wonder at times if they’ll ever stop moving long enough to sleep. Rest assured, this physical activity is an important part of your child’s healthy […]

New law addresses head injuries in high school sports

April 19, 2012 | Posted in: Early Learners, Elementary, High School, Middle Years

New York lawmakers recently approved new rules that require school coaches to bench student athletes who show signs of a concussion – dizziness or headaches that may indicate a mild traumatic brain injury (TBI). Students can play again only after they are symptom-free for 24 hours and cleared in writing by a doctor. The new […]

Beyond Dodgeball: Gym classes teach more than how to throw a ball

March 27, 2012 | Posted in: Elementary

Ask any elementary school kid to name their favorite class and chances are they’ll say gym. Playing games for an hour with classmates can be a welcome reprieve a few times a week from the rigors of the classroom. And while it should go without saying there are physical benefits to gym class, important life […]

Healthy bodies make for strong minds

December 13, 2011 | Posted in: Early Learners, Elementary, High School, Middle Years

As parents and teachers can attest, young kids are tough to keep down. They race around the backyard, slam dunk the garbage and pirouette at only the slightest hint of music. Though this level can be tiring to manage, rest assured – all this activity is a natural and very important part of children’s physical […]