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6 Yoga Poses for Kids (Plus How to Make Them Extra Fun!)

Sophie Spoor

6 Yoga Poses for Kids (Plus How to Make Them Extra Fun!)

These six yoga poses for kids are classical yoga postures with a fun twist to keep your kiddos excited to practice! 1. Bound Angle Pose (Baddha Konasana) Let’s try it: Begin in a cross-legged seated pose (Easy Seat/Sukhasana) Root down through your sitting bones and lengthen your spine Bring the soles of your feet together, allowing your knees to fall to the sides For a deeper stretch in your hips, bring your heels closer to your body To make the pose more gentle, slide your heels farther away from your body  How to Teach Bound Angle in a Yoga for...


20 Positive Affirmations to Make You Feel Instantly Happy

Sophie Spoor

20 Positive Affirmations to Make You Feel Instantly Happy

Equally true for kids as for adults! Read these sentences below...    Repeating positive phrases to yourself to stay happy seems like a strange activity. But positive affirmations can offset negative feelings and low self esteem. So, what are some positive affirmations to make you feel instantly happy?   1 – I CHOOSE TO BE HAPPY TODAY Today is a new day. Happiness is a beautiful choice to make. Anyone can choose to be bitter and angry. It takes strength and confidence to choose happiness. I can change the world today by my happiness! 2 – I’M WHO I WAS MEANT TO...


Easy Healthy School Lunches Your Kid Can Make

Sophie Spoor

Easy Healthy School Lunches Your Kid Can Make

You can have a lot of fun with sides by keeping tons of fun, colorful options around (they double as great after-school snacks). And if you're really in a pinch? Opt for a bento-box-style lunch and do multiple "sides" to make a whole. "You just toss in a few things—hard-boiled eggs, fruits, vegetables, popcorn, and a dip—and you have a full meal," says Feller. Shelled edamame: "These are full of protein and healthy fats," says English. Easy-prep veggies: "With young kids, you might hear them say that baby carrots are hard for them to eat, even though we think they...


What to do indoors with our kids?

Sophie Spoor

What to do indoors with our kids?

1. Bake a Batch of Cookies Get your child involved by having him or her help you out in the kitchen. If you are a baking maestro, whip up the dough from scratch. If you are culinary-challenged, there is no shame in buying a premix. Kids will have plenty of fun with this indoor activity for kids you can do at home. Plus, you get to eat the results too! 2. Read a Book Together There is no more-classic indoor activity for kids that you can do at home than reading a book together. Cuddle up with your favourite tome...


Researchers Reveal Kids Who Get More Hugs Have More Developed Brains

Sophie Spoor

Researchers Reveal Kids Who Get More Hugs Have More Developed Brains

There’s nothing like the warmth and security of a loved one being enveloping you in their arms.  The simple act of giving and receiving genuine hugs can completely change your mood.  You feel loved, cared about, safe, and unique.  I’m not sure there is a single action that can replicate the feeling of giving and getting a hug. It’s a good thing that giving is the same as receiving when it comes to hugs, right?  Now, science says you can be smarter for it. If you were about two feet long and weighed roughly 10 pounds, your brain would develop...