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5 Ways After-school Activities Benefit Your Child

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It’s no real secret that after-school extracurriculars are beneficial to children. But while the after-school care is nice (particularly for parents) and the activities keep children “out of trouble” by diverting their attention and energy to more productive activities, there are even more important ways after-school activities benefit children. Here …

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Get Grounded! 5 Grounding Yoga Postures for Children

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Children today are plugged in. It can feel constant and relentless. Sometimes I feel I am fighting an uphill battle with my own two children. From television and video games at home to communicating with friends and family and even checking for homework assignments online, kids today spend increasing time …

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Where Are We Gonna Put All These Kids?!

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On my morning walks on the hills around my neighborhood in Sparks, I’ve lately been disgusted by an increasingly familiar sight. New houses. There’s nothing particularly disgusting about houses, per se. And while I consider myself pro-environment, I’m honestly not thinking to myself, “Oh, isn’t that awful, all that unspoiled …

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Sierra Arts Foundation: Helping Local Students Think Creatively

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As a mother of two young Washoe County School District Students, I recognize the pressure our schools are under to develop well rounded students.  As the Executive Director for Sierra Arts Foundation, Reno’s designated Local Arts Agency, I also know what integrating arts curriculum can do to connect students to …

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Sierra Nevada Journeys Family Camp

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I loved going to sleepover summer camp as a kid. As in it was the highlight of my youth. In fact, I have an entire scrapbook from the camp I went to my junior year in high school, where I wrote a poem about how much I loved camp. (Yes, …

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