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Children and screen time: 5 things kids miss out while glued to their screens

TV, cell phones, video games, computers, tablets.  Technology is everywhere and for many parents and educators, it is a challenge to figure out how to limit their child’s screen time and create healthy boundaries.  It’s a subject affecting children of all ages. Parents use phones and tablets to keep their …

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Indoor Games and Activities for Kids
7 Indoor Games and Activities for Kids to Burn Energy (Home or Classroom)

Winter is long.  At long last, spring is upon us and we are all aching for summer sunshine.  But as we all await the arrival of warm sunny days, we first need to weather through the remaining winter snowstorms and spring showers.  Are you finding yourself gazing out the rain-covered …

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Bryanna Dean - UGOT Active Kids Dance Teacher in New York
Featured Instructor – Bryanna Dean

Bryanna’s love for dance was sparked as a child living in Virginia.  “I wanted to be a soccer player,” she says with a laugh.  But then a woman at her school nagged her to try dance.  “I was about 10 or 11, uncoordinated, lanky kid.  I tried it, loved it …

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presenting a brand new dance program Storytime Adventure Club
New Program! Storytime Adventure Club

UGOT Active Kids presents an exciting brand new program – Storytime Adventure Club! Designed for pre-school and kindergarten children! Exploring Beloved Characters from Children’s TV Series & Movies through Dance, Musical Theatre, and Drama. Musical Theatre at any age can stimulate a lifelong love for performance, fun-filled storytelling, and character-building. Now …

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Instructor Spotlight Headshot of Mariam Baklytska
Instructor Spotlight! Mariam Baklytska

Introducing Mariam Baklytska – amazingly versatile and talented dance teacher based in New York! Mariam is a former Ukrainian gymnast and professional dancer based in NYC, specializing in a variety of styles like hip-hop, street/commercial jazz, broadway jazz, and dancehall. Back home Mariam had a privilege of working with TODES, …

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Headshot of Sarah Robertson, UGOT Active Kids Dance and Yoga Teacher
Sarah Robertson – Featured UGOT Active Kids Instructor

Introducing Sarah Robertson – Our Featured UGOT Active Kids Instructor! While Sarah currently teaches Dance, Yoga and Active Toddler programs for UGOT Active Kids in Toronto, she grew up in Vancouver.  While her formal dance studies didn’t start until she was 16, she was always dancing around the house and at …

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AJ Sharp – Featured UGOT Active Kids Instructor

Introducing AJ Sharp – Our Featured UGOT Active Kids Instructor! For AJ Sharp, dance is her passion and her profession. “When I’m not dancing or teaching, what do I do with myself?” she says with a laugh. When she was 11 years old, a friend of her mother’s – who …

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Healthy tips for children - healthy sleep routine
Creating a Healthy Sleep Routine

A healthy sleep routine is essential at any age. A bedtime routine eases the transition from being awake to being asleep. With calming, comforting activities, your child will feel more secure and ready for bed. Sleep associations are strong, and with consistent use, your child will come to expect the …

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Yoga Practice for Children - 5 Mental Benefits of Yoga for Children
5 Mental Benefits Yoga Practice Offers Children

Yoga practice has been passed down over thousands of years.  What began as ancient text has been seized by booming businesses across the globe.  Yoga is everywhere.  It seems every urban neighbourhood has a yoga studio, popular youtube channels offer practices at home and you can purchase a mat at …

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Children learning though Dance and Yoga
Learning Through the Arts – The Recipe for Academic Success

Recipe for Success at School – Are we missing key ingredients? Just study harder? It’s not that simple! Almost from birth we begin to search for ways to help our children to prepare for the world of academics. Whether it’s playing Mozart, learning baby sign language or gazing at black …

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