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The 10 Commandments of Digital Parenting

We are in a new era in the technological world where technology has a huge effect on people, especially for our little ones. With the current pandemic, we are relying more and more on screen time. It is difficult to strike a balance between trusting children with screen time, giving them some freedom, and giving yourself a break!  While many parents know that their children should not always rely on technology, saying it easier than doing it.   Here are a couple of ideas and approaches I would like to propose to any parent in the field of home technology. Because my flair is a bit dramatic (and entertaining), we can call it "Digital Parenting's 10 Commandments."  1. Understand That Technology Isn’t Your Babysitter You,...

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4 Simple Tennis Games for Kids

Interested in introducing your little kid to Tennis? You don’t need to be a pro to teach them the basics. More than likely, you’re better than a 4-year-old and can be their favorite coach pretty easily! We’ve put together some fun tennis games for kids to do right at home. These can be indoor tennis games or outdoor tennis games, either way, it’s a great way to introduce them to this fun sport! Having the right equipment can make a huge difference! If your child is just getting started, it’s important to make sure you have the right size racket, the right soft red tennis balls or balloons. Balloons are a great way to build hand-eye coordination in young kids...

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Announcing Pickup Sports Affiliate Program

Today, we’re excited to announce the launch of the Pickup Sports Affiliate Program! We created it to reward our many customers and fans who take the time to share us with their friends and fans. As a member of the affiliate program, you’ll earn money on any sales through our site. How It Works After signing up, you will have a unique referral link to share with your audience. When a customer purchases a Pickup Sports box through your referral, you’ll earn 10% of their purchase, net of any discounts applied by the customer. As you refer more and more customers, your commissions can really add up. How Much Can I Make? There is no limit to the number of referrals that can be made. The more...

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This type of sports parent has the most success.

Parents should get involved in their child's sports.  This post is written by Dr. Neeru Jayanthi, M.D. who is a practicing Sports Medicine Physician and the Board Director of the non-profit Pickup Sports Foundation.  The role of parents in a child’s experience has changed significantly over the last 20 years.  Parents now are seemingly over-involved in their child’s sports experience; painted in negative pictures of controlling and forcing their children to play a single sport at young ages. We’ve all seen videos of parents yelling and screaming at their kids’ youth sports practices and games. However, this culture has made us think that a parent’s involvement in their child’s sport experience is a bad thing. The reality is that a parent’s involvement...

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How to Use Basketball Set to Nurture Your Toddler’s Social Skills

As a parent, you want your child to blossom into a responsible adult and be all set for the competitive world. While exercises aid in their physical development, children’s social skills often get overlooked. What if we tell you that your child can learn social skills while playing Basketball without making it seem much of a task? Well, you’ll be a happy parent. Let’s help you understand every aspect of it. Well, you’ll be a happy parent. Let’s help you understand every aspect of it. Social skills are not only about being verbally interactive. It is what appears in the gestures, body language and overall comfort of your children while communicating with their peers and other people. In a competitive...

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Don’t see it as a task but as a release. Exercise & Sport And The Wholistic Benefit

This is guest post written by Jess Silver of Flex for Access Society as a whole is experiencing tremendously challenging times right now amidst the Covid-19 outbreak. Throughout times where the future is uncertain, there is one thing that is certain and it is that it most important to prioritize one’s health. This is even more important for those who have varying needs due to physical limitations and other challenges. Individuals with varying needs related to physical disabilities, are the ones most in need of exercise for the following reasons every day and especially during times of adversity, when one has limited access to other things which are part of a routine and to maintain longevity. Reasons Why Fitness and...

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Why Tee Ball Is One of the Best Sports for Your Tiny Tot

Baseball is a sport that easily steals hearts. No matter how eagerly you wait to see your child ace the sport, children take some time to learn the game. However, taking baby steps in this direction always goes a long way! If you want to nurture your child’s interest in baseball, Tee ball sets can be your best partner. Kids have a flood of energy. To ensure that they use it to their advantage, they need to learn to channel their strength in the right direction. Here is how Tee ball helps to fuel your kid’s growth- Caters to Their Unique Needs Every child is different and so are their needs. Some are quick in grasping and learn as soon...

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Sports Skills Games for Kids Week 1

Every day over the next few weeks we will be sharing our starter sports skills curriculum for kids age 3-6 via videos on our social media channels.  These games are a great way to keep kids working on their physical literacy while staying active and having fun! Typically this curriculum is included in our sports starter kits, but will now be available for digital download for free.  For this week, we'll be starting sport-specific skills to help your kids learn and improve:  To download a copy of each game with instructions and equipment list, click below  

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Week 1 of Home Games for kids age 3-6

With many kids suddenly at home, we know that the next few weeks are going to be a challenge. We love our community and want to help! We've decided to share our starter MOBO curriculum (motor control and ball control) for kids age 3-6.  These games are a great way to keep kids working on their physical literacy while staying active and having fun! Typically this curriculum is included in our sports starter kits, but will now be available for digital download for free.  For week 1, we'll be working on:  ThrowingCatchingDribbling Supplies Here's a list of supplies you will need. If you don't have these at home, we have some links below. We have also listed alternates so you can...

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