Category: Kids

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Supporting High School Journalism

West Side Story is the student news source of Iowa City West High School. Besides being an informative publication filled with personal stories about students and staff, issues this year have contained articles about subjects of interest to teens, such social media, AP courses, recipes, fashion, school clubs, local activities,...

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No Time to Exercise – Excuses and Solutions

My teens are dual-enrolled, so I drive back-and-forth to the junior high 6-8 times every day. I teach them three subjects at home, so I prepare and discuss algebra, Latin, and history daily. They have a German class at the homeschool assistance program weekly, as well. I provide personal and...

Kids Gym – Boxing and The Floor is Lava

Kids Gym – Boxing and The Floor is Lava

Kids enjoy games even more when they get to design them. So, in addition to a free-form kick-boxing hour, in which they decided to perform flying kicks, we had a “The Floor is Lava” hour, where they designed a course of “rocks” and “trees”. Fall off or step from the...

Kids Gym – Shut the Box Fitness Dice

Kids Gym – Shut the Box Fitness Dice

For our Kids Gym, we’re always thinking up new ways to make fitness more game-like. Kids are building habits and learning how to discipline themselves, and bringing a little fun to something difficult can make all the difference. Heck, it can make all the difference with adults, too. How To...

Kids Gym – Strength Training For Tweens and Teens

Kids Gym – Strength Training For Tweens and Teens

Our Kids Gym includes a variety of physical activities. Two days a week we have strength training. Strength training in children can: Increase muscle strength and endurance Help protect muscles and joints from injuries Develop proper techniques that kids can continue to use asthey grow older Strengthen bones Help promote healthy blood pressure...

Your Kids Are Exercising Every Day — Why Aren’t You?

Your Kids Are Exercising Every Day — Why Aren’t You?

So you have finally gotten your kids off to school for the year.You feel pretty good that you’ve provided them with good classes and a variety of activities, right? My daugther is in 6th grade at a public school, and my 5th grade son is homeschooling with me, so you...