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Kids and Media Use: Letting their fingers do the walking?

By Carol Torgan, Ph.D
Seven hours and 38 minutes. It’s how much time you may spend sleeping each night or working each day. It’s also how much time kids ages 8-18 spend on average each day consuming media, such as watching TV, listening to music, and using a computer, according to a new Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) study.

The study, Generation M2: Media in the Lives of 8- to 18-Year-Olds, reveals astounding numbers that surprised the researchers and created their own media mayhem. Some of the mind-boggling numbers include:

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Our Parenthood Includes a Burley – 11 Reasons Why

By Susana Molinolo  
In 2007 we found ourselves at that stage in parenthood, when our children were too heavy to be worn in slings, and yet too young to be bike commuters. I didn’t want a car, nor did I want to solely rely on  public transit. Our number one question boiled down to: how to get the kids from point A to point B summer, spring, fall and yes, even in the dead of our Canadian winters? We brainstormed and the only solution was a human powered ‘stroller/bike trailer/grocery cart.

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Rainy day in Etobicoke

On Monday, March 22 the Etobicoke Playgroup met at Lorahill Park for some fun in the rain. I was impressed with all the moms who came out despite the fact that it was raining.

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Go scavenger hunting

By The Scavenger Guru alias Rebecca Brown
Spring is here!  This is the perfect time to go exploring the natural world with your kids.  Trees are budding, flowers are blooming and the kids are restless.
My favorite way to connect children and teens with nature is by using a scavenger hunt.  This is a very hands-on way for them to explore their surroundings and use all of their senses.

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Hello from Florida

One week in Florida, as some of you might know I often think of Florida as my second home. My husband is from Florida which is where we first met. So at least once a year we come down here to visit is family.

It is not a hard trip to take for someone who lives in Canada. Florida has a lot to offer for nature and sun hungry Northerners. My Husband's family lives in Crystal River on the west coast of Florida.

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Pod cast about Activekidsclub.com

Hi everyone, I’m down in the Sunshine State (Florida) swimming with the manatees. I also hope to do some camping while I am here.  I was slated to do a post about biking trailers today but there has been so much on the agenda lately, launching the Outdoor Playgroup video, visiting a farm on Wednesday and traveling to Florida on Thursday. 

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