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Flossing into the New Year

Flossing into the New Year

A few years ago, you couldn’t get kids to stop flossing, but dentists weren’t necessarily happy about it. While the video-game-inspired dance craze got lots of kids up and moving, it didn’t increase their interest in dental care. It can feel like an uphill battle to...

STRONG! Helping Kids Learn About Their Core

STRONG! Helping Kids Learn About Their Core

As  people get older, they begin to recognize the importance of a strong core. It helps people prevent back pain, have increased flexibility, and better posture. The younger we are when we start working on having a strong core, the more benefits someone has from that...

Calm Down Techniques For Hard Days

Calm Down Techniques For Hard Days

Everybody has bad days.  Sometimes we all feel the need to release our negative energy and get out our feelings. Little ones are no different, except they don’t necessarily have the same coping and communication skills. Sometimes all they want is a nap, and sometimes...

Healthy Hydration

Healthy Hydration

At Stretch-N-Grow nutrition is just as important to us as getting in exercises, and we believe in educating our kids about the importance of good foods, and importantly, good proper hydration. Making sure that everyone gets hydrated is an important part of ensuring...

Preventing the Back to School Sniffles

Preventing the Back to School Sniffles

As kids prepare to go back to school, or are gearing up to start pre-school for the first time, one of the things their caretakers dread and have to prepare for is the onslaught of sniffles and colds. Children are going into new rooms, exposed to new friends, and a...

Homeade Snack Bars For When You’re Busy

Homeade Snack Bars For When You’re Busy

As the school year approaches, the importance of being able to assemble quick and easy snacks becomes increasingly important. Whether the snacks are there to eat during the day, or to help transition from school, to after school activities to tide someone over till...

Imagination & Movement: Let’s Play!

Imagination & Movement: Let’s Play!

Sometimes it can be difficult to get kids to get up and move their bodies, which is so critical for them to grow up healthy and strong. It can be frustrating when they won’t stretch, don’t want to go on a walk, and just sit at the playground rather than get goofy on...

Fun Facts About Healthy Brain Development

Fun Facts About Healthy Brain Development

Childhood is all about growing, exploring, and becoming the person that you’re going to be. As babies and kids grow, everything gets bigger, more specialized, and continues to form the building blocks for the next phase of life. One of the most complex parts of a...

What is Social-Emotional Learning?

What is Social-Emotional Learning?

What is Social-Emotional Learning? One of the keyways children learn and grow is through interactions with other people. They develop an understanding of themselves, other people, and the world at large by observing, interacting, and engaging. This area of growth is...