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This week’s Power Food is Oranges! Oranges are round citrus fruits with finely-textured skins that are, of course, orange in color just like their pulpy flesh; the skin can vary in thickness from very thin to very thick. Oranges usually range from approximately two to three...

Our Power Food this week is Eggplants! Eggplant is a Heart Hero because it helps you feel full and helps your body remove junk from your liver to keep your heart healthy. The name “eggplant” originates from the 18th century when farmers with small, white...

Did you know that kicking is actually a developmental milestone? Like throwing, kicking moves an object. Unlike throwing though, the kicker strikes the object. The child builds eye-foot coordination in order to prepare for a kick and make contact with the ball. What Is Kicking For A Child? Children generally begin...

Power Food this week is Carrots! The carrot is a root vegetable with the most commonly eaten part being the taproot.They are usually orange in color although purple, red, white, and yellow varieties also exist. The vegetable is often pulped, mashed, boiled, puréed, grated, fried,...

The Power Food this week is Pears! Pears can be eaten fresh, baked, and cooked in a variety of meals. They are considered by some to be hypoallergenic because a pear allergy is rare. For babies, Pears are often recommended for weaning them towards solid foods because...

The Power Food this week is Watermelon! The watermelon can be classed as both a fruit and a vegetable. They can be a fruit because it grows from a seed, has a sweet refreshing flavor, and is loosely considered a type of melon. It is a...

Throwing takes many forms. The two-handed underhand throw and the one hand underhand throw are both common in young children. There is also the sidearm throw and a two-hand overarm throw. The type of throw that a person uses, especially among children, often depends on task...

Power Food this week is the Tomato! We all can recognize a tomato, they are those giant red berries that your mom uses to make spaghetti sauce. Slice them for sandwiches, toss them in salads, cook them into sauces or squeeze them for juice. Tomatoes...

Jumping may not seem like an important developmental milestone for children, but it’s one of the activities children need for better gross motor strength, proprioception, motor planning, balance and core muscle. Without this development, your child’s lower levels of the brain (cerebellum) used for balance, coordination, attention,...