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How To Start A "Turkey Bowl" Thanksgiving Tradition With Flag Football

Are You Ready For Some Football?  It's hard to believe, with it being one of the strangest years ever, that Thanksgiving is just around the corner. As with most things, it may look a little different this year, with fewer loved ones gathering all together and fewer traditions.  If you've got little ones at home and haven't started a football tradition yet, this may be the perfect year to start an Annual Turkey Bowl!  What is a Turkey Bowl?  Turkey Bowl is a game of flag football played every year on or around Thanksgiving morning. It's usually not super competitive, but just a fun way for families to get active before having a gluttonous day of eating and sitting the...

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Easy Warm Apple Cider For Kids

There's so much to love about the Fall with cool weather, sweaters and cozy nights. Introducing your kids to warm apple cider is a great way to have them try something new by combining tastes they love but adding some new flavors.  Check out this Easy Apple Cider Recipe that's perfect for kids to help you with on cool Fall nights! Ingredients 1 64oz bottle of Apple Juice (100% juice) 3 cinnamon sticks (plus additional for garnish) 2 whole oranges, peel included 10 cloves Whipped Cream (optional) Instructions Wash oranges with peels on in cold water and chop into fourths Add cinnamon sticks, oranges, cloves and Apple Juicy Juice 100% juice in a saucepan or slow cooker Simmer over low heat...

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Top 15 Best Strollers for Big Kids - Reviews 2020

Strollers are a prime part of baby and kid essentials, so it's incredibly important to find the one that suits your needs. Once you know the many types, dimensions and brands that exist, this might seem a little overwhelming. Today, strollers seem to have worked out many kinks for busy parents who do many excursions with the kids. Double strollers can often adjust and grow with your family requirements, and offer a variety of different styles and endless features. The days are gone of weighty and uncomfortable strollers which were more of a problem than convenience for children to set up or pack in the car. Lightweight and smart designs, the convenience and ease of transportation for busy parents are the modern...

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10 Best Basketball Hoops For Kids And Toddlers

Nothin' but Net! Basketball is such a popular sport for young people, old people, and everyone in between. While your child may not be old enough to play in a team yet, it's a great idea to get them aware of the basics early in life – and it's just a cool way to have fun!  While our Basketball starter kit for kids does not include a hoop (although we give an alternative), getting one separately is a good way to complement your child's learning. One of the advantages of buying a basketball hoop is that your child will feel inspired to play and will spend more time building their motor and ball control skills. Having said that, it can be very difficult to select...

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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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