Category Archives for Afterschool

Physical Activity vs. Movement: Consider Both For Your After School Program

Words can ignite certain feelings in us.  These feelings are usually connected to experiences we’ve had at some point in our lives.  For instance, the word family may mean something totally

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Challenge Traditional Learning With Digital Specialty Programming

If the past couple of years has taught us anything it's how very critical flexibility in the educational setting is. Yes, we weathered the COVID storm together. Educators and school districts changed

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Physical Activity and Sport-Skill Development Activities Afterschool Programs Provide

Sports and activities are ever-evolving, taking on surprising forms over the recent years that help encourage kids to not only get and stay active, but to consider their whole body health. Don’t believe

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Quick Tips for Making Fitness Fun, Educational, and Meaningful in your Afterschool Program

No matter what generation you identify with, if you watched TV while you were growing up, you probably had a pretty cool fitness icon to look up to. Whether it was Arnold Schwarzenegger in the 70s, Jane

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Vision to Reality – 5 Tips To Transform Your Afterschool Program

It’s no secret the American workforce has experienced some rocky turmoil over the past year. As if the pandemic weren’t enough, employers faced The Great Resignation and then “The Great Reshuffle.”

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Getting Communities To Support & Encourage Physical Activity for Students

For centuries, kids have been bribing their siblings to help them with one thing or another. You can imagine kids of every language, race, gender and century, asking their sibling that ever-important

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Technology and Interactive Media as Tools to Get Children Moving

There’s no denying the pandemic changed the way we communicated, learned, and even exercised. Faced with the unique obstacle of continuing physical activity and movement while living and learning remotely,

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Reasons Movement Teaches Kids to Think and Learn Differently

Can science really confirm that physical activity affects the way we learn? Absolutely. Studies have proven that physical movement helps kids improve their memory, increase their motivation, and improve

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Seven Key Ingredients For Improving Student Motivation

Some educators use the words motivation and engagement interchangeably, but they’re very different. Motivation, from the Latin word motivus–meaning moving–is the force or thing that prompts you

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Five Ways to Increase Student Movement and Engagement

Kids today are drawn to entertainment. Brought up with iPads, tablets, smart phones and video games that switch from video to video after 30 seconds, it can be hard to keep a child’s attention for 30-40

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