Tagged: children

What Does Elite Offer for Your ‘Elite Kids’?

Andrea Vrhovnik is the Playroom Director at Elite-Brookfield. We sat down with her to discuss the different activities that are offered for your Elite Kids.

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Getting Kids Moving and Competing with Video Games

It’s redundant to explain that kids are falling short of the mark with regard to their physical fitness, but a look at the data paints an eye-opening picture: a whopping 80% of kids aren’t getting enough physical activity. The culprit is obvious—screen time is eating up much of our kids’ time. The fastest growing and […]

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Staff Highlight: Apinya Jordan

For anyone who has used the Playroom at Elite North Shore for their children, you know that it is so much more than just a dropping point for your kids to stay while you get in a run. The playroom at North Shore is a place where your children get to learn, grow and thrive in a fun, […]

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Summer Survival Tips for a Stay-at-Home Parent

As a mother of a 2 year old boy and a 6 year old girl, my life is constantly being pulled in different directions.  It is an endless quest to find balance and order especially when school is out and schedules become irrelevant.  This is my 3rd Summer as a stay-at-home parent with two children and […]

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How to Deal with Picky Eaters

Our kids will always make us swell with pride. Because they are ours in the making. But, in the throes of growing up to be good-eaters, we can count on having our hands full! So, here’s some tips on how to deal with picky eaters.

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Swimming Safety Tips for the Summer

With the weather lately, it has a lot of us looking forward to school break and summer weather. With that, comes the increased use of pools and beaches. Elite’s outdoor pools plan to open Memorial Day weekend and it’s got a lot of parents thinking: is my child safe around the water? To be sure, here’s a few swimming […]

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8 Things Your Preschooler Can Help with in the Kitchen

Children today need the same things that adults need for food and nutrition, but in smaller amounts. (Read: “Right-Sized Portions for Your Toddler”) For example, they need 2-3 glasses of 1% or skim milk daily, which includes yogurt, cheese, and even chocolate milk. The important issue with children is to keep them involved in the drinking […]

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Everyone Wins When Kids are in the Kitchen

One the best parts of my childhood on and near the Kansas farm country was the incredible education I got when visiting relatives who grew and harvested so many good foods. We would all gather when it was time to put these foods away for winter. Often, we would prepare things for the root cellar they had in […]

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Adaptive Aquatics, Swimming for Everyone!

One of the highlights of our jobs as swim instructors is being able to work with students with different abilities. Swimming is a great physical outlet and life-saving skill for anyone, but for those with physical, cognitive, or emotional challenges, it is even more important. Many times, these children and adults are naturally drawn to water, and swimming can […]

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Surviving the Play Date : A How-to for More Fun and Less Stress

The other day, I was getting ready for my son’s first play date.  You would have thought I was hosting a wedding.  I cleaned the house like I’ve never cleaned before, purchased gourmet coffee, baked Paleo muffins and woke up a half hour early to curl my hair.  Yes, I really did that.  Before heading […]

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