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Infographic: The ABCs of Early Childhood Education

Posted by Jennifer Weaver-Spencer on Apr 25, 2017 7:25:00 AM

Did you know that April 22028 is the Week of the Young Child? To celebrate, we wanted to share this infographic from Rasmussen College on the ABCs of Early Childhood Education. While each of these is important, we at ActivEd are particularly fond of H for Healthy fitness habits and N for Nutritional awareness. Check out the following image for all of the ABCs!

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Topics: early childhood

How Can Yoga Benefit Students?

Posted by Jennifer Weaver-Spencer on Apr 18, 2017 7:15:00 AM

Students at Weddington Middle School in Matthews, NC are starting off some school days with yoga. According to the article, "It’s called 'Moga,' or middle school yoga. Students practice breathing, relaxation, even meditation."

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Topics: Student Health, healthy choices, yoga, middle school

Bringing Healthy Foods into Schools

Posted by Jennifer Weaver-Spencer on Apr 11, 2017 11:10:00 AM

The New York Times article Reading, Math and Sushi: 
Cooking as a Health Lesson describes a successful nonprofit program that reaches 50,000 children in four states. The Wellness in Schools program "which aims to teach public school students about healthful eating and fitness, partners with chefs . . . to develop nutritious recipes children are excited about trying. . . .The goal is not to try to make kids eat food that they won’t like but to make things they already like healthier, and to instill an interest in cooking fresh, healthy food that carries over to the way the children eat at home.

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Topics: healthy choices

What Happens When Young Children Are Forced to Sit Still?

Posted by Jennifer Weaver-Spencer on Apr 4, 2017 7:15:00 AM

A recent Washington Post article delves into the consequences of children sitting still for too long—whether in the classroom, while traveling from one place to the other after school, or at home. From the article: 

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Topics: Kinesthetic Learning, move to learn, physical activity

Funding Walkabouts through PledgeCents

Posted by Jennifer Weaver-Spencer on Mar 28, 2017 7:05:00 AM

Did you know you can fund your Walkabouts purchase through an online fundraising platform?

PledgeCents, a crowdsourcing fundraising organization, helps pre-K through 12th grade teachers raise funds to implement programs in districts across the United States. 

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Topics: Walkabouts, funding, PledgeCents