Jill Vialet, Founder and CEO of Playworks, has been a recognized leader in the physical activity and play for the past 15 years. She recently addressed TEDxABQ on the moral imperative of building schools where all parents would send their children. Vialet is a proud mother of five. Play supports children’s social, emotional, cognitive and physical development. Research on play … [Read more...] about Four Games to Keep Your Kids to Stay Active this Winter
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I feel like I’m drowning in responsibilities. Lately I have stuff coming at me from all directions. The next two months are all about my 11-year-old’s middle school application process. I have spent three different evenings at open houses for potential schoolsm; there are summaries to write and lots of details to organize for her. She is so stressed out that we are fighting … [Read more...] about Running The Mommy Marathon
Twelve-year-olds with guns and knives. Sixteen-year-olds with crossbows, and pumped-up older teens going on violent rampages. Why? Because children, ages 12 to 18, are condemned to fight one another to the death while residents of their nation watch on TV and root for the contestants that charmed them in their pre-game interviews. The last one alive is declared the … [Read more...] about The Hunger Games: Is Katniss The Next Harry Potter?
First celebrated in 1882 to honor the American worker, Labor Day, for most people, is also a Monday free from work. If you're planning to have a party or picnic, you can make things festive by playing some games with a Labor Day connection. These games are great for kids to play, or if you have a good group of grown up friends who like to play, any of these will be … [Read more...] about 4 Great Games for Labor Day Parties
When you think of games for kids, your favorite childhood board games might come to mind. Popular games such as Candy Land, Chutes and Ladders, Memory and Go Fish have spanned generations of families. They're the board games children cut their teeth on before playing more complicated games such as Monopoly and Scrabble. But there are also many fun games that don't come in a … [Read more...] about 5-Year-Old Games for Kids