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Make Your Family's Summer Sizzle!

Whether your family is having a staycation or venturing across the country to create new adventures this summer, entertaining kiddos is an uphill battle we all face. Checkout all the different ways to entertain your crew this summer with GoNoodle staples and fun activities that will give you immediate parent wins from your backyard, the tight space of your car, or anywhere your family is!

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Ten Ways to Celebrate Juneteenth and Father’s Day

Whether you’ve been celebrating Juneteenth for years or it is something that is brand new to your family, we can all agree that the need to educate ourselves more on the history of racial injustice and find ways to motivate our children to stand up for the things that they believe in – will make our world a more equitable place.

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Six Refreshing Mindfulness Activities to do with Your Kids this Summer

May is Better Hearing and Speech Month, which involves raising awareness about communication disorders. According to the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, communication disorders involve “an impairment in the ability to receive, send, process, and comprehend concepts of verbal, nonverbal and graphic symbol systems.” There are many different types and variations of communication disorders—and the range in severity is even more vast.

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Make Your Family’s Summer Sizzle

Whether your family is having a staycation or venturing across the country to create new adventures this summer, entertaining kiddos is an uphill battle we all face. Checkout all the different ways to entertain your crew this summer with GoNoodle staples and fun activities that will give you immediate parent wins from your backyard, the tight space of your car, or anywhere your family is!

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Coach Terry’s Touchdown!

One of the parenting wonders of the world is the mindblowing amount of energy our kids can have after a full day of school, practice, and running around with friends on the playground. When we finally have a moment to unwind after a long day, the chorus of, “I’m bored. Entertain me” begins. So, how can we help the energetic kids in our lives get the wiggles out when we need a break?

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Better Hearing and Speech Month: Speaking and Listening Skills for All Ages

May is Better Hearing and Speech Month, which involves raising awareness about communication disorders. According to the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, communication disorders involve “an impairment in the ability to receive, send, process, and comprehend concepts of verbal, nonverbal and graphic symbol systems.” There are many different types and variations of communication disorders—and the range in severity is even more vast.

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Self-Advocacy Tips for Parents

Self-advocacy is not an innate skill for everyone. Children, especially, are often unfamiliar with the concept. This is because, for the most part, many of their needs have been met before they even ask.

In order to introduce self-advocacy skills, parents have to ignore the natural instinct to step in and assist and instead allow their children to recognize, specify, and vocalize their needs. These three aspects are crucial for enacting self-advocacy: children must have opportunities to recognize when they need something; they then need practice identifying exactly what they need that is going to help them through the task or challenge; finally, they need communicative skills to relay that information to others who can provide assistance.

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Six Refreshing Mindfulness Activities to do with Your Kids this Summer

May is Better Hearing and Speech Month, which involves raising awareness about communication disorders. According to the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, communication disorders involve “an impairment in the ability to receive, send, process, and comprehend concepts of verbal, nonverbal and graphic symbol systems.” There are many different types and variations of communication disorders—and the range in severity is even more vast.

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Keep Your Kids Active Year-Round With NFL PLAY 60

NFL PLAY 60 Kids Day on February 3rd brought together thousands of kids to have fun and get physically active with their favorite teams, players, mascots, and cheerleaders. We all got to see the Tampa Bay Buccaneers take home the Vince Lombardi Trophy in the Super Bowl, but the Kansas City Chiefs took home the most votes at PLAY 60 Kids Day! With their exercise, the Kansas City Championship Plank, the Chiefs had this season’s top NFL PLAY 60 play! But, the real winner of the big game experience were all the kids who got moving with their favorite NFL teams!
It’s easy to feel overwhelmed with the pressure of raising little ones that are kind, empathetic, and welcoming of others. Take some of that pressure off of yourself by letting books step in and help you teach some wonderful lessons about the world through stories. We hope these books inspire many conversations and countless learning opportunities for you and your whole family.

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Every Bite Matters

Do you have picky eaters, miniature foodies, or some of both at home? Finding a healthy balance between the dos and don’ts for all the food critics in your family is not as complicated as you might think. The Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2020-2025 edition offers a framework to guide you and yours on the path to a healthy relationship with food.

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Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day With GoNoodle

Does your overworked parental brain forget that a holiday is coming until 5 a.m. on the actual day? For example, St. Patrick’s Day, you make grand plans in your mind to turn things green, hide a pot of gold, and sing and dance to perfectly-themed videos. But in reality, you forget the ideas until the wee hours of the morning day-of when it’s too late to do much of anything except pull a green shirt out of the hamper for your kiddo to rock that day.

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Understanding Our Children’s Social-Emotional Growth

Social-emotional growth takes time. It’s one of the most important building blocks of our kiddos’ health and well being. When nurtured, it can form a strong foundation to help our kids understand and manage their emotions, feel and show empathy for others, and make responsible decisions. As parents, caregivers, and role models in our kid’s lives, listening to them and knowing the right questions to ask can guide us in helping them learn how to manage, cope, and best express themselves.

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Desafíos y soluciones para las familias durante la pandemia

La crianza de los hijos es difícil. Desde el momento en que nuestros adorables querubines entran al mundo, surgen desafíos que nosotros, como padres, tenemos que navegar sin un libro de instrucciones. Y, por supuesto, a medida que empezamos a ponernos de pie y a tener la sensación de que realmente sabemos lo que estamos haciendo, nos enfrentamos a un nuevo set de desafíos. Llamemos a este capítulo que nadie podría haber planeado o querido, La pandemia.

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Ten Ways to Celebrate Juneteenth and Father’s Day

Whether you’ve been celebrating Juneteenth for years or it is something that is brand new to your family, we can all agree that the need to educate ourselves more on the history of racial injustice and find ways to motivate our children to stand up for the things that they believe in – will make our world a more equitable place.

Read More

Six Refreshing Mindfulness Activities to do with Your Kids this Summer

May is Better Hearing and Speech Month, which involves raising awareness about communication disorders. According to the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, communication disorders involve “an impairment in the ability to receive, send, process, and comprehend concepts of verbal, nonverbal and graphic symbol systems.” There are many different types and variations of communication disorders—and the range in severity is even more vast.

Read More

Make Your Family’s Summer Sizzle

Whether your family is having a staycation or venturing across the country to create new adventures this summer, entertaining kiddos is an uphill battle we all face. Checkout all the different ways to entertain your crew this summer with GoNoodle staples and fun activities that will give you immediate parent wins from your backyard, the tight space of your car, or anywhere your family is!

Read More

Coach Terry’s Touchdown!

One of the parenting wonders of the world is the mindblowing amount of energy our kids can have after a full day of school, practice, and running around with friends on the playground. When we finally have a moment to unwind after a long day, the chorus of, “I’m bored. Entertain me” begins. So, how can we help the energetic kids in our lives get the wiggles out when we need a break?

Read More

Better Hearing and Speech Month: Speaking and Listening Skills for All Ages

May is Better Hearing and Speech Month, which involves raising awareness about communication disorders. According to the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, communication disorders involve “an impairment in the ability to receive, send, process, and comprehend concepts of verbal, nonverbal and graphic symbol systems.” There are many different types and variations of communication disorders—and the range in severity is even more vast.

Read More

Self-Advocacy Tips for Parents

Self-advocacy is not an innate skill for everyone. Children, especially, are often unfamiliar with the concept. This is because, for the most part, many of their needs have been met before they even ask.

In order to introduce self-advocacy skills, parents have to ignore the natural instinct to step in and assist and instead allow their children to recognize, specify, and vocalize their needs. These three aspects are crucial for enacting self-advocacy: children must have opportunities to recognize when they need something; they then need practice identifying exactly what they need that is going to help them through the task or challenge; finally, they need communicative skills to relay that information to others who can provide assistance.

Read More

Six Refreshing Mindfulness Activities to do with Your Kids this Summer

May is Better Hearing and Speech Month, which involves raising awareness about communication disorders. According to the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, communication disorders involve “an impairment in the ability to receive, send, process, and comprehend concepts of verbal, nonverbal and graphic symbol systems.” There are many different types and variations of communication disorders—and the range in severity is even more vast.

Read More

Make Your Family’s Summer Sizzle

Whether your family is having a staycation or venturing across the country to create new adventures this summer, entertaining kiddos is an uphill battle we all face. Checkout all the different ways to entertain your crew this summer with GoNoodle staples and fun activities that will give you immediate parent wins from your backyard, the tight space of your car, or anywhere your family is!

Read More

Better Hearing and Speech Month: Speaking and Listening Skills for All Ages

May is Better Hearing and Speech Month, which involves raising awareness about communication disorders. According to the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, communication disorders involve “an impairment in the ability to receive, send, process, and comprehend concepts of verbal, nonverbal and graphic symbol systems.” There are many different types and variations of communication disorders—and the range in severity is even more vast.

Read More

Self-Advocacy Tips for Parents

Self-advocacy is not an innate skill for everyone. Children, especially, are often unfamiliar with the concept. This is because, for the most part, many of their needs have been met before they even ask.

In order to introduce self-advocacy skills, parents have to ignore the natural instinct to step in and assist and instead allow their children to recognize, specify, and vocalize their needs. These three aspects are crucial for enacting self-advocacy: children must have opportunities to recognize when they need something; they then need practice identifying exactly what they need that is going to help them through the task or challenge; finally, they need communicative skills to relay that information to others who can provide assistance.

Read More

Ten Ways to Celebrate Juneteenth and Father’s Day

Whether you’ve been celebrating Juneteenth for years or it is something that is brand new to your family, we can all agree that the need to educate ourselves more on the history of racial injustice and find ways to motivate our children to stand up for the things that they believe in – will make our world a more equitable place.

Read More

Make Your Family’s Summer Sizzle

Whether your family is having a staycation or venturing across the country to create new adventures this summer, entertaining kiddos is an uphill battle we all face. Checkout all the different ways to entertain your crew this summer with GoNoodle staples and fun activities that will give you immediate parent wins from your backyard, the tight space of your car, or anywhere your family is!

Read More

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day With GoNoodle

Does your overworked parental brain forget that a holiday is coming until 5 a.m. on the actual day? For example, St. Patrick’s Day, you make grand plans in your mind to turn things green, hide a pot of gold, and sing and dance to perfectly-themed videos. But in reality, you forget the ideas until the wee hours of the morning day-of when it’s too late to do much of anything except pull a green shirt out of the hamper for your kiddo to rock that day.

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Share The Love

For the crafty-moms to the moms looking for simply an easy win – we have you covered! Checkout below the links to some of our favorite videos perfect for impromptu dance sessions and our downloadables ready to celebrate the season.

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NYE Celebrations

This year is different. It’s different in every way and it continues to keep us on our toes. Within each season, as parents, we are faced with thinking about ways we can provide a sense of “normal” for our kids.

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Choosing The Right Pet for Your Family

There are a lot of things to consider when it comes to deciding what type of pet will be the best fit for your family. It isn’t something to jump into without taking an honest look at your lifestyle and household, because every pet deserves to have a forever family. Here are some questions to ask yourself as you begin the journey toward welcoming your new family member.

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Coach Terry’s Touchdown!

One of the parenting wonders of the world is the mindblowing amount of energy our kids can have after a full day of school, practice, and running around with friends on the playground. When we finally have a moment to unwind after a long day, the chorus of, “I’m bored. Entertain me” begins. So, how can we help the energetic kids in our lives get the wiggles out when we need a break?

Read More

Better Hearing and Speech Month: Speaking and Listening Skills for All Ages

May is Better Hearing and Speech Month, which involves raising awareness about communication disorders. According to the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, communication disorders involve “an impairment in the ability to receive, send, process, and comprehend concepts of verbal, nonverbal and graphic symbol systems.” There are many different types and variations of communication disorders—and the range in severity is even more vast.

Read More

Self-Advocacy Tips for Parents

Self-advocacy is not an innate skill for everyone. Children, especially, are often unfamiliar with the concept. This is because, for the most part, many of their needs have been met before they even ask.

In order to introduce self-advocacy skills, parents have to ignore the natural instinct to step in and assist and instead allow their children to recognize, specify, and vocalize their needs. These three aspects are crucial for enacting self-advocacy: children must have opportunities to recognize when they need something; they then need practice identifying exactly what they need that is going to help them through the task or challenge; finally, they need communicative skills to relay that information to others who can provide assistance.

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Teacher Appreciation Week

Education is the foundation of our society and teachers are the cement that holds that foundation together. Teachers are nurses, therapists, referees, cheerleaders, IT specialists, role models, and event planners. As parents and caregivers, we witness daily the impact great teachers make on our kiddos, and it leaves us wanting to simply scream from the mountain tops, THANK YOU! This past year has really shown all of us the amazing dedication and love educators pour into kids every single day.

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Comprender el crecimiento socioemocional de nuestros hijos

El crecimiento socioemocional lleva tiempo. Es uno de los componentes básicos más importantes de la salud y el bienestar de nuestros niños. Cuando se nutre, puede formar una base sólida para ayudar a nuestros hijos a comprender y manejar sus emociones, sentir y mostrar empatía por los demás y tomar decisiones responsables. Como padres, cuidadores y modelos a seguir en la vida de nuestros hijos, escucharlos y saber las preguntas correctas que hacer puede guiarnos para ayudarlos a aprender cómo manejarse, afrontar y expresarse mejor.

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Navegando los desafíos de salud mental en la vida de nuestros niños

Como padres, nos asustamos y nos avergonzamos cuando no sabemos de inmediato cómo ayudar a nuestros hijos. Pero no hay ningún libro acerca de la crianza de los hijos que se aplique a todos los niños, y ciertamente no hay uno que funcione en este momento. Estamos muy emocionados de decirles que nos hemos asociado con On Our Sleeves®, el movimiento para transformar la salud mental de los niños a través de la educación, la defensa y la investigación, para brindar herramientas a los padres y maestros para ayudar a los niños en este momento.

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Celebrando la historia afroamericana durante todo el año

¿Sabías que el Mes de la Historia Afroamericana comenzó originalmente como una celebración de una semana? Desde entonces, se ha convertido en una celebración mundial de un mes de la cultura, las voces, los logros y la historia de los afroamericanos. Pero, ¿por qué deberíamos limitar la celebración de la historia afroamericana a solo los 28 (o 29) días de Febrero? Hemos reunido un calendario lleno de formas en que usted y su familia pueden celebrar la diversidad y la cultura Afroamericano durante todo el año.

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Elegir la mascota adecuada para su familia

Hay muchas cosas a considerar cuando se trata de decidir qué tipo de mascota será la mejor opción para su familia. No es algo para profundizar sin tener una mirada honesta en su estilo de vida y su hogar, porque cada mascota merece tener una familia eterna. Aquí hay algunas preguntas que deben hacerse a sí mismo al comenzar el viaje hacia la bienvenida a su nuevo miembro de la familia.

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Sponsorable Opportunities

NEW GAME ALERT! Can you stop Súper Rufus from scoring in GoNoodle Games’ newest addition, Súper Rufus’ Súper Soccer? Stop the soccer balls using your head and hands to move them away. Turn screentime into active time with GoNoodle Games, available to download on iOS and Android today!

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