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Join Us for Fitness Fest on July 18th! Held at the Mississippi Trade Mart on Saturday, July 18th, this interactive event will get Jackson families really moving, while showing how easy it can be to get and stay fit. By the time a family completes the FITNESS FEST event, they will have walked a mile and engaged in approximately 30 minutes of aerobic activity (the recommended daily amount), which will include games, dancing, a bounce house, play zones, and more! There will also be stations and activities designed to help families make healthier food choices. Each family will receive a complimentary gift upon completing the entire event. Read the Full Story
Run For It: Train for and Run a Race with Your Family This Summer Once the final bell rings and school is out for summer, don’t let your kids veg out in front of the television or spend the entire summer playing video games. A perfect way to get outside and stay fit as a family is to train for and run a race. Whether you are running a one-mile fun run at home or training for a 5K race as part of a vacation this summer, running is an activity for all ages with health benefits that pay dividends for years to come. Read the Full Story
Resisting the “Summer Slide:” Fun Ways to Incorporate Learning Outside of School When that last bell rings announcing the beginning of summer vacation, students eagerly exchange thoughts of homework and lessons for swimming and baseball. And while they have earned their vacation, if they allow their learning to completely stagnate over the next two months, then they’ll find that come August while they were sliding into home plate all summer they were academically sliding behind. According to research found on the National Summer Learning Association homepage, after the summer break it can take students up to two months after school starts back to catch up to where they were the previous spring in reading, writing, and math skills (summerlearning.org). Fortunately, parents can help their kids prevent this from happening in ways that combine excitement and learning. Read the Full Story
The Art of Entering Middle School Years ago, elementary students entered middle school in the seventh grade. Now, it’s sometimes in the sixth grade, so children are often a year younger, and it is more important than ever to remember the power of the transition from elementary to middle school. Read the Full Story
Learning Styles and Your Child First things first, no one really agrees on the different styles of learning, but everyone has an opinion. Most would agree that everyone seems to learn best in different ways, some with only one learning style, while others learn through a variety of styles. Your learning style is the natural or habitual pattern that is used in acquiring and processing information. Simply put, we acquire knowledge through our senses and process it internally and externally. We use every sense to learn, but often have a primary sense by which learning comes easiest. We also learn individually and with others, but usually one style benefits us most. Read the Full Story
We're Looking to Honor the “Coolest Kids” in Mississippi! Are you the parent of a really cool kid? Does your child have a special talent or enjoy a unique hobby? Is your little one a great singer, dancer, soccer player, artist, or winner of science fairs? Does your child bake amazing cookies, overcome huge obstacles, or help others in acts of charity? If so, we want to hear about it! Read the Full Story

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