Movements that Heal: Rhythmic Movement Training

Movement is Good for Brain Development Since the boys were little, I have been hearing a lot about how movement is good for brain development. In fact, movement is so beneficial that if you could only do one thing for your cognitive development and nothing else, it should be something physical. We’ve also seen how sports and physical activity are notContinue reading “Movements that Heal: Rhythmic Movement Training”

When it Comes to Exercise, Yoga Offers the Greatest Brain Benefits

We know that exercise makes you smarter, but if you want to get the most bang for your buck, the exercise of choice should be yoga. At least that is what a recent study indicates… Yoga Improves Brain Function More Than Aerobic Exercises From the Journal of Physical Activity and Health (2013) – The Acute Effects ofContinue reading “When it Comes to Exercise, Yoga Offers the Greatest Brain Benefits”

Exercise Makes You Smarter and Here’s Why

We know that sports and physical activities are important for brain development and academic performance. Now we know why exercise makes you smarter… Scientists Discover Why Exercise Makes You Smarter – Psychology Today “scientists have now honed in on a specific molecule called irisin that is produced in the brain during endurance exercise through a chain reaction. Irisin isContinue reading “Exercise Makes You Smarter and Here’s Why”

Extra-curricular Activities: The Benefits of Drama and Musical Theatre

Self-control in children predicts future success and imaginary play helps children develop their self-control. By extension, isn’t drama and musical theatre is a form of imaginary play? So can it be extrapolated that drama and musical theatre helps children develop self-control? Drama and Musical Theatre Musical theatre is a form of theatrical performance that combinesContinue reading “Extra-curricular Activities: The Benefits of Drama and Musical Theatre”

Choosing Extra-Curricular Activities for Your Child

In an era of technology, screens, and physical inactivity, encouraging your child to pursue an extra-curricular activity can offer him a welcomed diversion. Extra-curricular activities offer many benefits and advantages to children, however, choosing one can be a daunting task. So how do you decide? Follow Your Child’s Lead Obviously, the best way to chooseContinue reading “Choosing Extra-Curricular Activities for Your Child”

Sports and Exercise: Martial Arts and Self-Defense for Kids

I have always wanted the boys learn martial arts partly because martial arts promotes self-discipline and respect which are two values I believe to be very important. However, the main reason I wanted them to learn martial arts is because I have been concerned about their safety living in this part of the world whereContinue reading “Sports and Exercise: Martial Arts and Self-Defense for Kids”

Qi Gong for Kids for Calming, Healing and Physical Benefits

Coincidentally, after reading about the practice of Qigong and reaching the alpha state, my FIL suggested that I look for Qigong classes to send Aristotle. He felt they would be good for helping Aristotle calm his mind and control his emotional state – which has been quite high-strung lately. Okay, my FIL didn’t use those wordsContinue reading “Qi Gong for Kids for Calming, Healing and Physical Benefits”

Sports and Physical Activity are Important for Brain Development and Academic Performance

When I was growing up, it was common knowledge that Asian parents don’t really care about sports. I think we know better now that there are many reasons to get kids involved in sports and physical activities. There is so much value in sports for our children’s development that we really should take it more seriously. SomeContinue reading “Sports and Physical Activity are Important for Brain Development and Academic Performance”

Sports and Exercise: How to Teach Your Child to Ride a Bike without Training Wheels

We have a Guest Post today. We hope you enjoy it. Today’s guest post was written by Allen, who enjoys cycling, outdoor activities and listening to Broadway songs. Tips to Teach Your Child to Ride a Bike without Training Wheels For some kids learning to ride a bike opens up a whole new world ofContinue reading “Sports and Exercise: How to Teach Your Child to Ride a Bike without Training Wheels”

Resources: Teach Your Baby to Swim

I thought it was about time we updated this one since there are a lot more resources out there now… I have written about teaching babies to swim and you can find those articles here: How to Teach Your Baby to Swim Teach Your Baby to Swim – Part 1 Teach Your Baby to SwimContinue reading “Resources: Teach Your Baby to Swim”