Bodies In Motion: Examples From the Wisest of the Wise, by Kevin McGrath

*In honor of the holiday feasting that many of us may have done, we bring you this article on bringing fun to fitness! I recently returned home from a coaching clinic where I spent six hours sitting and listening to experts describe techniques and movements to improve body mechanics to increase speed and performance levels, …

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8 More Tips for Nurturing Children’s Creativity, by Martha Crenshaw

Use creative questioning techniques, ones with many potential answers.  For example, “What would happen if all dogs suddenly grew wings?”  “Can you think of something that would be more fun if it were upside down?”  What are some different ways to use a toothbrush?”  Long car rides are a great opportunity for this!  (Kemple and …

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More Tips on Nurturing Children’s Creativity, by Martha Crenshaw

Let your child play around with ideas and try out far-fetched guesses.  Rather than laughing at your child’s wild conjectures about things unfamiliar to her or him, or pinning these ideas down to “right” or “wrong, encourage testing of these conjectures (within safe limits, of course), and imagining what the world would be like if …

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