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Child Development: Play

Child Development: Play

Originally printed in the pages of Simply Family Magazine’s April 2017 issue. Never miss an issue, check out SFM’s digital editions, here!  by Hannah Luedt Over the last year, The Art of Play (605 North 24th St W #1) has been providing the community with child development experiences. Owners Jessica Tuck and Jennifer Owen,  share positive stories […]

Tips to help parents restrict screen time for children

Tips to help parents restrict screen time for children

this guest post is brought to you by Jeff Elrod from Family Sport Health Parents sometimes turn to electronic devices, such as, handheld video games, tablets, smartphones or televisions to soothe and entertain children. Although these devices are great to entertain little ones when you are on the phone, cleaning the house or waiting in line […]

The last time

The last time

As I reached for my daughter’s hand after school the other day, there was a pause before she reached back…This is a brand new thing, that pause. Not so long ago – like before Christmas break – it was an almost instantaneous mutual reach out whenever we were walking together. Within the space of that […]

What’s the Big Deal About Reading?!

What’s the Big Deal About Reading?!

Reading stimulates and develops children’s imaginations and even their IQ. Reading kindles interest, encourages curiosity, and exposes us to new worlds and experiences. Reading opens the world of possibilities to us, whether we are a 2 year old being read to, a mother snatching a few moments of book time while kids nap, or grandparents […]

This Holiday Season Let WIC Help Feed Your Children

This Holiday Season Let WIC Help Feed Your Children

If you are a low income mother or currently pregnant there can be worry over the holiday season as to how you will feed yourself and your children. I recently learned from Montana State University Professor, Melody Anacker, the best way to beat the stress of how you will provide for yourself and your little […]