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We Need to Make Kindergarten Engaging Again

Friday, December 7, 2018

From Psychology Today: “Across the country, kindergartners are being told what to do and how to do it, every single step along the way, all day long. They play less and study more than they did 20 years ago.” Read the full article here. View more articles here.

Holiday Shopping: The Best Toys For Kids

Friday, December 7, 2018

From ABC News: “The best toys are those that support parents and children playing, pretending and interacting together. You just don’t reap the same rewards from a tablet or screen.” Read the full article here. View more articles here.

Why Fathers Must Talk About Their Mental Health

Thursday, December 6, 2018

From The Washington Post: “Fathers need to take care of themselves, and to do it openly so their kids may witness, and even participate in, the process. That will teach children that men are allowed to step outside the boxes of societal stereotype.” Read the full article here. View more articles here.

Designing School Recess That Helps Kids Learn, Play And Eat Healthy Food

Thursday, December 6, 2018

From MindShift: “What’s the best time for students to have recess? Before lunch, or after? What happens if it rains? If students are misbehaving, is it a good idea to punish them by making them sit out recess?” Read the full article here. View more articles here.

KidCare Premiums to Hold Steady For 2019 Plan Year

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

From Florida Politics: “Health care costs continue to rise across the country, making affordable insurance plans even more important for Florida families,” said Florida Healthy Kids CEO Rebecca Matthews. Read the full article here. View more articles here.