Prevent Childhood Obesity With Preschool Fitness

Prevent Childhood Obesity With Preschool Fitness

Obesity among children in the United States has tripled within the last two decades. Obesity causes social problems for children and often brings about diabetes, coronary disease, and musculoskeletal problems in adulthood. Preschool fitness is a sure way to help prevent childhood obesity and improve children’s health.

By age three, most children can go up and downstairs by alternating their feet, throw overhand, and start place. Most four-year-olds can catch a bounced ball, pedal a tricycle, and jump using a running start. By five, most children can skip, leading with one foot; roll like a log, and pump their legs over a swing.

Physical education activities like running and playing tag help children stay toned. Family activities like walking, sledding, and biking help children enjoy exercise.

Parents can take other learning to make sure their preschoolers learn about and employ fitness activities:

Active Free Play

Give children a minimum of 60 minutes each day for active free play. Let them run, climb, throw, dig, jump, and pedal until they may be tired. Riding toys, balls, and swingsets will help them stay active. Toys must be age-appropriate, for instance, a fat bat and whiffle ball rather than a hardwood bat and ball.

Structured Physical Exercise

Plan at least one hour of structured physical exercise daily. Teach children dance and game-playing skills. Enroll them in yoga classes for tots, swimming classes, or gymnastics classes. Classes should give attention to having a great time and building skills, not on winning or losing. (Organized sports are better suited to teens.)

Gross and Fine Motor Skills

Children learn both gross and fine motor skills at preschool age. They need help finding out how to coordinate their movements. Parents may help by encouraging them and providing constructive feedback.

TV and Computer Use

Strictly limit TV and …

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Seven Continuous Trends in Education

Seven Continuous Trends in Education

In the coming decade of the 21st century, good and comprehensive education can be the difference between developing future or future that depends on low-wage jobs and periods of unemployment. One of the reasons for the current boom in private and online education is one of the growing sectors. What are the seven current trends in education?

1. More Affordable Education

Even though savings measures and reducing government education programs, private and internet-based education programs bridge this gap. Future graduates can study online, but work part time, and

attend personal education course or online. This can be more affordable, because the level of student debt decreases, due to the fact that they are not restricted to spending several years in high school or university.

2. Education for All

Before the internet era, some students had the choice to study outside of traditional educational institutions. The growth of these traditional educational institutions offers online alternatives, and the fact that the internet can be considered as an information web. Enabling students today to access information more easily, and choose programs that are more affordable, and relevant to their needs.

3. Increased Job Opportunities

Globally, higher percentage of people are studying courses, degrees or training compared to previous generations. This leads to more employment opportunities in the field of education, especially in the field of higher education specifically. Because our economies are interconnected globally, this trend must continue because international standardized tests and tests are available globally.

4. Independent Learning Growth

One of the biggest successes of the internet era, is the simple fact that information is available with one click, it means that anyone who is interested in subject can find lot of information through website, video or blog. This trend must continue as the presence of online education institutions grows, and …

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Preschool Curriculum and Child Development

Preschool Curriculum and Child Development

As your child reaches the age of four, you should begin considering the start of your child’s education. For some this will begin with kindergarten at the age of five or six. However, it is recommended by most pediatric specialists in any field, that child’s education begin earlier than that.

Preschool is great introduction to this. It will give your child the opportunity to become comfortable with the structured environment of school before actually entering those twelve years of education. Providing your children with social and learning stimulus, in and outside the home will help them to develop the needed skills in learning new and more complex ideas. It will help them to form individual concepts and thoughts and give them the confidence to begin growing on their own and seeking their own interests.

Preschool curriculum centers on basic skills and ideas. It is meant to introduce young children to concepts regarding personal, social, economic, and emotional development. Communication is introduced in variety of forms including sign language and in specific programs foreign language may even be touched upon. Knowledge and understanding of the world, creative and aesthetic concepts, Mathematical awareness and development, Physical health and growth, Teamwork, self-help, Scientific thinking, literacy, and other creative activities are some more subjects that will be introduced and expanded on through child’s preschool years. One of the most important benefits of preschool education is the building of confidence in young children to seek their own interests, develop their own ideas, and learn to use the necessary skills to communicate that to the world.

If taken literally child’s preschool education is simply the learning of basic concepts that occur before the structured curriculum of classroom. In fact, child can begin their preschool education at home while being taught by their parents. This should be …

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How to Create Teacher Websites Using Blogs

How to Create Teacher Websites Using Blogs

As a technology coordinator for an elementary school, I have found that it is very hard to get my teachers to create and consistently update websites. There will always be technophobes that are just resistant in general, but mainly the issue isn’t desire its ease of use and availability. Teachers are busy people, most work well beyond any traditional sense of school hours. The thought of one more task in the day is something akin to the straw that broke the camel’s back. My goal became to create a system that was easy to get to, easy to use, and something that my teachers would consider a valuable tool instead of an extra duty.

The best setup I found to accomplish this goal was with a blogging package called B2 Evolution. It is free and easy to install on most websites. For instance, I got approval to purchase a years hosting with Host Gator which was right around $100. With that I got the rights to set up unlimited websites (so multiple schools could share if needed) and no limit on space and bandwidth. It also provided me with the Fantastico script installers which meant that I could install B2 Evolution in about two minutes flat.

Now, why did I choose B2Evolution instead of the more popular WordPress? B2Evolution has the ability to have blogs within blogs and here is the key to the whole thing being valuable to your school. I created a main site using another software package called Joomla but you could just as easily use any site building software or even a WordPress blog for your front page. From there I created a separate blog installation for each grade level. Then, within each grade level blog I used the create new blog option to create blogs …

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Physiological Issues Trending Among College Students

Physiological Issues Trending Among College Students

Mental health is one of the most important considerations of today, many people think that taking care of your mental condition is not an important thing but this is one of the wrong stigma attached to the society. Like your physical health is important, your mental health also deserves the same level of consideration. When you are diagnosed by any kind of health issue and you get it treated similarly you must never ignore your mental issues as well.

Mental health is one of the most important considerations of today, many people think that taking care of your mental condition is not an important thing but this is one of the wrong stigma attached to the society. Like your physical health is important, your mental health also deserves the same level of consideration. When you are diagnosed by any kind of health issue and you get it treated similarly you must never ignore your mental issues as well.

It is not that you won’t find any help in this regard, nowadays since the presence of mental problems among people especially students is getting very common numerous therapists, physiologists and counselors are working hard to bring such people out of this condition. However, this condition is found to be very common among the college students because of the excessive stress, peer pressure, competition, and high level of expectations, complexes and much more. The common mental disorders which are found to be common among the college students may include the following.

  • Addiction is the most common problem found to be common among the students nowadays and here drugs have been very popular these disrupt the life of a person mentally as well as physically in the longer run and therefore needs attention.
  • Another common psychological issue among college students is the issue
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