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5 Risks of Too Much Screen Time

According to The Nemours Foundation, there are some risks to your children’s health associated with being exposed to too much screen time. Particularly when your child’s screen time activities are un-monitored. They are as follows: They have an increased risk for obesity. They are more likely to exhibit aggressive behavior learned from age inappropriate content.…

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Sidewalk Foam Paint

This is a fun project for some play time outside with the kiddos. A lot of the supplies you need can be found around the house. This sidewalk foam paint is super fun to play with. It’s a little fancier than chalk, but still washable and easy to clean up with a little soap and…

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4 Benefits of Video Learning

Videos create a more engaging sensory experience than print materials alone. They greatly assist in the learning of those topics that are complex and/or highly visual, such as step-by-step procedures, problem-solving, or science and math. Videos increase knowledge retention, since they can be stopped, replayed, and rewatched as many times as your child wants. They…

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Yummy Chocolate Banana Bites!

This is one of our favorite, easy sweet and healthy treats here at WizUp! This recipe makes about 20 banana bites. Keep in mind that coconut oil melts at room temperature, so this is not a traveling treat. Ingredients: 2 ripe bananas 5 tbsp melted organic virgin coconut oil 3-4 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder 1…

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What are the Different Categories of Screen Time?

For the most part, screen time activities can be broken down into 9 different categories. Social Networking – Facebook, Instagram, Tik Tok, etc. Games – Digital games and video games. Entertainment – Music and video streaming services. Creativity – Creating digital art, etc. Productivity – Online banking, grocery shopping, etc. Education – Online classes, educational…

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Rainstorm in a Glass Experiment

This is a fun experiment to visually demonstrate that when clouds can’t hold any more moisture from the air, it precipitates as rain, snow, sleet, or hail. You only need a few things you already have around the house for this activity! What you need: Shaving cream A large clear glass (or jar) Water Food…

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Stargazing

On a clear night, take blankets, flashlights, and snacks (maybe miniature Milky Way candy bars, starfruit, or moon pies) to your backyard, or a nearby park. You can look up constellations on your phone or tablet, then see if you can find any of them in the sky. Kids will love discussing what stars are…

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How to Protect Your Child From Screen Time Eye Strain

Teach Kids to Take Regular Breaks Just like our muscles need stretching and walking breaks, our eyes need a break from straining to look at screens. Teach your children the 20-20-20 rule. Every 20 minutes, they should take their eyes off their screen and look at something that’s 20 feet away (across the room, or…

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Family Camp Out

Camping doesn’t have to take place in the forest. Popping up the tent in the backyard is a great way to have a convenient vacation. You can even set up camp in your living room. You can even make your own indoor firepit by putting a small fan at the bottom of a large cooking…

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Invisible Ink Experiment

Invisible ink is a fun experiment for kids everywhere. Pull this out of your back pocket on a rainy or boring day and – Viola! – happy kids. This experiment can be done with items that are probably around the house, and creates minimal waste. What You Need: Lemon Juice Small Bowl(s) Cotton Swabs White…

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A Night at the Museum

There are lots of family events and exhibitions at museums. Sometimes they are even free! Check the schedules of your local art museums or science museums and see what events are happening near your town. You may find anything from dinosaurs, to mummies, to outer space, to modern art, and even exhibits on current pop…

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4 Advantages of Learning Apps

Learning apps like WizUp support the learning process away from the classroom. Learning away from the classroom has the benefit of helping students progress faster in their studies. Using a learning app also improves a child’s ability to feel comfortable understanding and using technology. This is a valuable skill for them to have. A learning…