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Your child's health and safety is our top priority. Please search our resource library for information on health, nutrition, fitness, injury prevention and other important topics.

Staying Fit

Raising a Fit Preschooler

Preschoolers have a lot of energy, and the physical skills and coordination to ride a tricycle or chase a butterfly.

Safe Exploring for Preschoolers

Kids ages 3-5 have tons of energy and are eager to walk, run, dance, and play. It's a great age for exploration too.

Safe Exploring for Toddlers

Toddlers are learning to talk, to walk and run, and to assert their independence. For many in this age group, "outside" and "play" are common requests.

Signing Kids Up for Sports

Organized sports can help kids grow in many ways. Consider your child's age, personality, and abilities to help make sports fun.

Sportsmanship

One of the most important goals of kids' sports is helping children develop a sense of good sportsmanship. Here's how to set a good example for your kids.

Strength Training

With a properly designed and supervised program, strength training can be a fun way for kids to build healthy muscles, joints, and bones.

Toddlers at the Table: Avoiding Power Struggles

By anticipating problems and offering choices, you can teach your toddler healthy eating habits and avoid power struggles about food.