Physical Play and Self Control

Self-control is an important part of emotional development. It is what allows children to manage their feelings and regulate their behavior. The University of Cambridge did an interesting review of 78 studies that had been conducted between 2007-2017. What they found was that children who had more playtime with their fathers had better self-control, were Read More

Explore the Outdoors

4 Ways to Explore the outdoors with your children Exploring the outdoors is a great way to inspire creativity, an appreciation for the natural world, breathe fresh air and get physically active as a family! According to Sanford Health outdoor play: Builds cognitive & social/emotional health Benefits physical health through aerobic exercise and Vitamin D Read More

I’m Bored – Activity Videos

Bored kids at home? Our Child & Teen Services Manager has activities and ideas to keep you and your children busy. Painted Rocks Materials: crayons, clean, smooth rocks, oven, cookie sheet, foil, towel, work surface, pot holders Finger Knitting Materials: Yarn, scissors Paper Lantern Materials: construction paper, scissors, tape, crayons/markers Brown Paper Bag Dust Cover Read More