As a woman and a mother, I care about girls. This new book by Dr. Amy Stark helps parents (and teachers) guide young girls toward self-esteem, and reduces the damage that can be done by cyber bullies. It teaches children that self esteem does not come from being the best at anything or being perfect. Self esteem is about knowing you are lovable. This gives children a chance to make mistakes, try something new and know they can cope with life’s ups and downs, without falling apart or feeling like a failure, hence unlovable. Check it out on Amazon.
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Barbara J. Feldman
“Surfing the Net with Kids”
Nutrition Printable(** for Premium Members only)
As my kids were growing up, I went through various cycles of nutrition nagging (“Drink your milk!”) and nutrition bribing (“I’ll trade you one cookie for four green beans.”) To those of you on the front line today, fighting the good fight in the nutrition wars and the battle of the bulge, I offer these fun, educational websites.
Choose My Plate
The USDA now uses a plate metaphor instead of the Food Pyramid of yesteryear. What should be on our plate? Vegetables, grains, fruits, and protein (in order from most to least) with a side serving of dairy, such as milk. Choose My Plate uses games, activity sheets, videos, songs, recipes, and ideas for physical activities to teach us about nutrition.
With bright colors and cartoon mascots, Food Champs has fun and games for kids as young as two. Choices include coloring pages, printable stickers, printable recipe cards, interactive games, printable activity sheets, and a gallery of artwork. Games are divided into two age groups: two to five, and six to eight. They include Farm to Fork (learn how food gets from the field to your table), Fruit & Vegetable Math, and Healthy Choices Maze.
“Celebrate National Nutrition Month by setting one goal. This month make the pledge to help kids eat healthier. Pledge to help children choose more fruits and vegetables.” Nourish Interactive (created by nutrition professionals) has something for everyone in your family: dozens of printables with healthy tips, puzzles, coloring pages, games, and recipes.
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Printables Club Members Also Get …
Surfnetkids Printables Club Members also get the following printables to use in the classroom, the computer lab, the school library, or to send home with students:
Nutrition Wikipedia Printable
Healthy Food Printable
Food Pyramid Printable
Dairy Foods Printable
Fruits and Vegetables Printable
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Quote of the Week
“It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver.” ~~ Mahatma Gandhi ~~ (October 2, 1869–January 30, 1948) Indian political and spiritual leader. Visit http://www.lightafire.com/quotations/authors/mahatma-gandhi/ to find more great quotes, biographies and more.
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Pi Day Mar 14, 2015
International Ask a Question Day Mar 14, 2015
Ireland National Day – St. Patrick’s Day Mar 17, 2015
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Spring Equinox Mar 20, 2015
Spring Begins Mar 20, 2015
International Earth Day Mar 20, 2015
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