The Activity That Builds Brain Connectivity

In study after study, science repeatedly confirms that sports, exercise, and physical activity are good for the brain. Sports and Physical Activity are Important for Brain Development and Academic Performance Exercise Makes You Smarter – Here’s Why If You Only Do One Thing for Your Brain, It Should Be This Exercise Builds Better Brains We’veContinue reading “The Activity That Builds Brain Connectivity”

The Wheelie Experience

Breaking out of your comfort zone is never easy. It is especially challenging when you get too comfortable in your niche. Such was the case when we tried to encourage G2 to use the two-wheeled scooter instead of his old three-wheeler. He adamantly refused to try the two-wheeler until his Glider XL met with an untimely accident. G2 hadContinue reading “The Wheelie Experience”

A Critical Thinking Exercise

Some time back, I wrote about the importance of Critical Thinking in the Age of the Internet. Although I have spoken to the boys – particularly G1, since he is older and has more understanding – that they cannot believe everything they see on the Internet, sometimes, it helps to have a real-world example to makeContinue reading “A Critical Thinking Exercise”

Boosting Memory – Proprioceptive Activities and Exercise

We’ve heard over and over how exercise and physical activity in general is good for our brains overall: If you only do one thing for your brain, it should be this Sports and physical activity boost brain development and academic performance Recently, we learned that specific physical activities can enhance memory even further, especially whenContinue reading “Boosting Memory – Proprioceptive Activities and Exercise”

Babies Gain Long-Term Benefits from Mom’s Prenatal Exercise

When I was pregnant, I was often told to “take it easy”. I was even encouraged to reduce the exercise in case I overexerted myself and harmed the baby. Times are changing and the research is coming in to support otherwise. In fact, it’s more than just good for mother, it’s also good for baby… ExerciseContinue reading “Babies Gain Long-Term Benefits from Mom’s Prenatal Exercise”

If You Only Do One Thing for Your Brain, it Should be This…

Let’s face it, we’re all pretty busy with our lives and we don’t always have time for everything we want to do. If we want to do something good for our brains, it should be something that gives us the greatest bang for our buck; and if we could do only one thing for ourContinue reading “If You Only Do One Thing for Your Brain, it Should be This…”

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”

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”

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”