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Affiliate Spotlight: Barb Merchant

Affiliate Spotlight: Meet Barb Merchant! Barb Merchant and her husband Mike joined Stretch-n-Grow twenty-five years ago in 1996, and together they run one of the largest and most successful territories in Stretch-n-Grow history! We want you to hear Barb’s story, not just because she is one of our AWESOME Affiliates, but because she is also …

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An Apple a Day

An Apple a Day An apple a day is a healthy choice! Apples are a nutritious, versatile food that can be used in a variety of snacks and meals. There are many varieties which means that whether they like sweet or tart, crispy or soft, there is an apple out there for every member of …

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Facilitating Risky Play with Young Children – Himama

So what is risky play anyway? Usually found outdoors, risky play happens when children are allowed the time and space to explore and experience variables. These variables include height, speed and use of tools. Risky play also includes exploration of rough and tumble play, incorporation of elements such as water, and concepts like getting lost. The key to successful risky play is that all of these things are tested on the child’s own terms.

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Creative Projects for Practicing Reading and Writing at Home

Creative Projects for Practicing Reading and Writing at Home The back-to-school sales are in full swing, the kids have met their new teachers, and everyone is ready to start the learning process. Whether you’re still online, are back in the classroom, or are doing a hybrid-model of learning, like many parents you may be finding …

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Creating a Mindful Home

There are many ways to create a mindful home and maintain a healthy household. Eating right, exercise, and getting plenty of sleep help bodies get stronger. Finding ways to make taking care of everyone’s mental health a priority is also a key component of this equation. When the adults in the house are calm and …

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Clean Teeth Keep Us Healthy!

Smile! and show us your clean teeth! Capturing moments in time through photography and film often includes big grins and showing off those pearly whites. Teeth are crucial to living a healthy lifestyle, and the earlier adults instill good habits into their children the easier maintaining strong teeth are for life.  Teeth help us eat …

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Let’s Learn a New Language!

Bonjour! Hola! Kon’ichiwa! Let’s Learn a New Language! Kids’ brains are wonderfully elastic, meaning they learn, absorb, and incorporate the world around them easily. Experts studying child development have learned the first five years are crucial for cognitive – brain – development. It is an excellent time to start forming lifelong skills that can give …

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