A Strong mind has to have a strong body ...doesn't it?

Written by Daviyd Peterson

A Strong mind has to have a strong body ...doesn't it?

Any African American parents or any parents for that matter, been in school and called an egghead? You think you are so smart! Everyone used to makerepparttar smart children feel bad because they could dorepparttar 136900 math, english or science subjects better.

Well these same people never did ask you how fast you could run, or how much weight you could lift, or how many pushups you could do either. Don't letrepparttar 136901 same negative reinforcement make your homeschool children live their most important years of their lives in an unhealthy environment. Healthy lifestyles forrepparttar 136902 future must be taught and emphasized while our children are young.

Everyone has been reading or hearing onrepparttar 136903 television how overweight our nation of achievers is becoming or staying. Also it's being emphasized about how children need to be taught how to eat right, exercise and laying a foundation for physical activities early childhood education . Homeschooled children are no different and I have a few resources to help keep your children exercising to start them off to a good start and keep healthy lifestyles.

Investing in your child's education is equally important as investing in their exercising on a regular basis also. While this article will not focus onrepparttar 136904 nutritional aspects of a healthy lifestyle (at least not this one, it would take uprepparttar 136905 majority ofrepparttar 136906 info according to my research and I'm not a nutritionist!)repparttar 136907 exercise aspects will be highlighted for their importance to your children. Don't forget to a good parent must focus on physical activities early childhood education.

Keep in mind this acronym - ASMASBMSLL (A Strong Mind and A Strong Body Makes for a Strong Long Lifestyle). It's a matter of preparation related to Proverbs 22: 6, Train up a child inrepparttar 136908 way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.

Be Kind to Animals Teaching Tip

Written by Freda J. Glatt, M.S.

Did you knowrepparttar first week in May is Be Kind to Animals Week? Here are a few ideas to help you get that message across to your children...no matter what month it is.

1. Here is a poem to read, taken from May Days, Macmillan Seasonal Activity Packs, 1985.

Little children, never give Pain to things that feel or live. Letrepparttar 136604 gentle robin find Allrepparttar 136605 crumbs you leave behind. Feed your dog and let him run Bounce and play and bark in fun. Petrepparttar 136606 kitten soft and small; She'll come to you when you call. Letrepparttar 136607 bunny hop and play Onrepparttar 136608 lawn at close of day. Watchrepparttar 136609 chipmunk orrepparttar 136610 mouse Peep out of her little house. Let these creatures run along And do not do them any wrong.

2. Have children tell how they can be kind torepparttar 136611 animals inrepparttar 136612 poem, as well as to others they name. Write down their suggestions.

3. Older children will be able to illustraterepparttar 136613 poem above, write down how they will be kind torepparttar 136614 animals, and putrepparttar 136615 pages into a booklet.

4. Make a copy ofrepparttar 136616 poem and have children frame or underline words you dictate, words that begin with a certain letter or sound, adjectives, nouns, verbs, plurals, 2-syllable words,repparttar 136617 contraction, or rhyming words. Do a few categories and have children use different colored crayons or pencils.

5. Give oral or visual (written) clues so that children can guessrepparttar 136618 animal you have in mind. Play it like a game and see who can guessrepparttar 136619 mystery animal inrepparttar 136620 least amount of clues!

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