Charity Begins at School

Objectives & Outcomes The students will be able to analyze the needs of a charitable organization, and then design and plan an imaginary and creative event/program to raise funds for the organization. Materials Needed Access to the Internet or other resources to research charitable organizations, display boards, Power Point program or other needs for students’…

Life Lessons: 7 Ideas for Teaching Kids About Charity

In our digital age, kids and teens are often profiled as self-consumed and in need of near constant instant gratification. As teachers, we know this stereotype is simply too flat. Our students have incredible potential for giving and kindness when it is both taught and expected, and we can develop or strengthen their empathy muscles…

Tips for Teaching Kids About Charity

It’s never too early to teach your children the value of empathy, volunteering, and charitable giving of one’s resources. You are your child’s best example and as Mary Gordon, the founder of Roots of Empathy, reminds us, “Empathy is caught, not taught.” She goes on further to explain:1 “Teaching children emotional literacy and developing their…

Youth: 7 reasons parents are buying soccer protective gear

Many may not realize it, but soccer is a contact sport, with injuries affecting millions of youth players every year. To fight this, players and parents globally are turning to a new breed of protective soccer gear designed by the Brooklyn brand Storelli. We dug deeper to find out why. 1. Every Season, 1 OUT…

Sports and Exercise Safety

Did you know that playing tennis with a badly strung racquet while wearing worn-out shoes can increase your risk of injury almost as much as playing football without shoulder pads? Using the wrong — or not properly fitted — equipment is a major cause of injuries. Helmets Are Key The equipment you wear while participating…

Safety Gear for Sports and Play

Many childhood injuries can be prevented. Give your child the right safety gear, teach them how to use it and make sure they wear it every time. Check with your child’s coach to see which gear is needed. Also check local laws – wearing a bike helmet is the law in some areas. Here is…

4 Ways to Avoid Sports Injuries

Playing sports is a lot of fun, and it is a good way to make sure that you stay healthy. However, at times, playing sports can lead to injuries if you are not careful enough. Where sports are a major part of one’s life, you should never be sloppy when taking care of yourself. As…