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Best Kids Health

Best Kids Health Information and ResourcesWed, 03 Apr 2013 11:10:09 +0000en-UShourly1 Educating The Whole Child Through Yoga, 03 Apr 2013 08:45:33 +0000admin Educating The Whole Child Through Yoga

The innovative YogaKids(r) program offers more than just poses: It blends traditional yoga and its benefits with new theories of multiple learning styles in a comprehensive, imaginative, and playful approach to education.

The best-selling YogaKids(r) video (a Parent’s Choice award winner) has been helping kids-and their parents-discover the pleasures and benefits of yoga for more than seven years. With this book, Marsha Wenig’s fun and child-friendly course is expanded and enriched for parents, teachers, and caregivers.

YogaKids(r) presents more than 50 carefully selected poses, in clear, easy-to-follow, color photographs, paired with special activities that stimulate children’s verbal, spatial, and artistic skills. The book includes special yoga routines to cover a multitude of common situations, such as calming down, getting ready for a test, or even riding in a car, as well as help for children with special needs. Parents learn the physical and emotional benefits of each pose; children discover that learning is fun, that exercise feels good, and that taking care of their bodies is easy.

]]> Skills Games and Activities for Kids with Autism, 03 Apr 2013 08:40:53 +0000admin“Social Skills Games and Activities for Kids With Autism” provides complete instructions for using fun, engaging games and activities to teach social skills to children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. The games include directions for assessing skills such as asking for toys, getting the attention of others, reading nonverbal gestures, understanding perspectives, and cooperating to solve problems. Using the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis, the book takes teachers through motivating, prompting, shaping, modeling, and reinforcing social skills while playing the games and helping students learn to participate in other activities such as demonstrating the social skill in role plays and the natural environment. Perfect for teachers struggling to help their students with autism learn to interact socially with their peers, these games are sure to become a much-loved part of students’ daily routines.

]]> for Kids – 77 Exciting Indoor and Outdoor Games, 03 Apr 2013 08:36:53 +0000admin for Kids – 77 Exciting Indoor and Outdoor Games for Children Ages 5 and Up!

“Games for Kids – 50 Exciting Indoor and Outdoor Games for Children” gives you exactly what you are looking for! Whether you’re responsible for two or three little ones, or an entire room full of children, this book can provide inexpensive games for any group, ages five and up! Both indoor or outdoor games are included, so you can entertain them year ‘round, despite the weather!

This book will help you “wow” the kids in your life with all the exciting games you provide to them. You don’t have to worry about buying separate (and sometimes expensive) board games, toys and props, only to have the kids get sick of them in a month. This book contains an array of older, classic games, as well as newer games you may have never heard of, to keep them busy!

Best of all, the set up materials (if any) for these games cost a few dollars, or cost nothing. Some of these games require none at all! Ever heard of “Sardines”? This is similar to hide-and-seek, but with a twist and requires nothing but ample space to run! One of the games is so stress-free to set up, you just need to look in your kitchen for these items: a bucket, a sponge and a glass!

]]> for Children: 200+ Yoga Poses, 03 Apr 2013 08:31:16 +0000admin for Children: 200+ Yoga Poses, Breathing Exercises, and Meditations for Healthier, Happier, More Resilient Children

Yoga for Children will encourage your child to learn about yoga with an attentive, at-home instructor–you! Even if you are new to the practice, author, mom, and children’s yoga expert Lisa Flynn will guide you and your child through more than 200 yoga poses, meditations, and activities that are suitable for children between the ages of two and twelve. Complete with full-color photographs, instructional scripts, and pose modifications, Yoga for Children will help build your child’s confidence, self-awareness, and focus while strengthening your connection–one yoga session at a time.

]]> to Teach Nutrition to Kids, 03 Apr 2013 08:26:20 +0000admin to Teach Nutrition to Kids

Teaching nutrition to children early and often is the key to developing healthy eating habits. The fourth edition of How to Teach Nutrition to Kids includes over 200 cross-curricular activities featuring the MyPlate food guide, children’s books, gardening, recipes, food art, label reading, fitness and more. Fun, integrated, and behavior-focused, How to Teach Nutrition to Kids weaves nutrition education with math, science, language arts, social studies, performing arts, physical education, health education and the school cafeteria. Packed with ideas that empower children to evaluate nutrition information, make smart food choices and creatively prepare food, this book is used in schools, hospitals, scouting programs, 4-H, summer camps, and many other youth-focused initiatives.

]]> Enough to Eat: A Kid’s Guide to Food and Nutrition, 03 Apr 2013 08:22:36 +0000admin Enough to Eat: A Kid’s Guide to Food and Nutrition

Good Enough to Eat is one of a kind: the only guide to kids’ nutrition written especially for kids. A practical, hands-on tool for families who want to eat a healthy diet, this book explains nutrition from carrots to cookies.

In this book, you will learn:

all about the nutrient groups—carbohydrates, protein, fat, water, vitamins, and minerals

how much of each nutrient a kid needs each day

Good Enough to Eat includes kid-friendly recipes such as Alphabread and Full o’ Beans Soup, and even shows kids how to test their food for fat. Perfect for parents, educators, librarians, and doctors trying to explain healthy eating to kids!

]]>’ Food: 38 Kid-Friendly Recipes and Family Favorites, 03 Apr 2013 08:10:36 +0000admin’ Food: 38 Kid-Friendly Recipes and Family Favorites

This book is all about making a nutritious meal for children that they’d actually like. These fun recipes are easy, simple and not much time-consuming so you can apply them in routine. They are healthy; tasty so no second thought about is it ideal for a kid’s balanced diet. The book answer for us the hardest of all questions and that is how to combine nutrition of oatmeal with the craving of junk food in one. The book includes recipes for salads, fast food, soups, deserts and much more. This makes it a complete package for a mother who’s got the right thing to cook for every occasion.

]]> of Early Childhood Education, 03 Apr 2013 08:05:19 +0000admin of Early Childhood Education

Fundamentals of Early Childhood Education provides a brief, reader-friendly introduction to the field of early childhood education. It presents engaging chapter features on early childhood programs, professionals in practice, diversity strategies, technology issues, and ethical decision-making. Separate chapters on infants and toddlers, preschoolers, kindergartners, and the primary grades explore young children’s unique developmental and educational needs. Fundamentals’ emphasis on professionalism throughout keeps the focus on meeting the needs of each and every child and providing up-to-date information and strategies to develop competent, informed early childhood professionals.

]]>, Health and Safety for Young Children: Promoting Wellness, 03 Apr 2013 07:57:38 +0000admin, Health and Safety for Young Children: Promoting Wellness

A comprehensive overview of the nutrition, health, and safety needs of young children from birth through school age, Nutrition, Health, and Safety for Young Children: Promoting Wellness, 2/e prepares future educators to implement healthful practices and teach young children ways to contribute to their own wellness. Through anecdotes, cases, and authentic examples, the authors use a storytelling approach that helps contextualize wellness concepts for readers, promote thinking about professional situations, and offer a glimpse into the everyday classroom environment–diverse populations of young children in family child care, child care centers, preschools, and elementary school settings. In this new edition, the text has been streamlined to 16 chapters and still covers the wide range of challenges that teachers of young children are facing today, such as: an increasingly diverse population of young learners, more identified food allergies, concern about the obesity epidemic, the increase in pertussis (whooping cough) cases, focus on serving children with special health care needs in classrooms, new kinds of threats to children’s safety, and increased awareness of the need to develop healthy environments and use sustainable practices in early childhood settings.

]]> for Living and Learning: Transforming Early Childhood Environments, 03 Apr 2013 07:53:21 +0000admin for Living and Learning: Transforming Early Childhood Environments

Give children wondrous places to learn and grow! Drawing inspiration from a variety of approaches—from Waldorf to Montessori to Reggio to Greenman, Prescott, and Olds—the authors outline hundreds of ways to create healthy and inviting physical, social, and emotional environments for children in child care. Full-color photographs of actual early childhood programs demonstrate that the spaces children learn and grow in can be comfortable for children, teachers, and parents alike.