Kidsregen.org helps kids, parents and educators find inspiration, activities and a sense of purpose during uncertain times
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Kidsregen.org is helping children, parents and educators find something positive to focus on during these times of uncertainty. The site is uniting kids all over the world through a wide variety of safe, free and fun activities that encourage them to express their opinions, share their success stories and develop much-needed self-esteem and hope for the future.
According to the National Association of School Psychologists,* family time, turning off the TV, making a positive contribution to the community and getting plenty of sleep, regular meals and exercise are just a few ways to help children cope with today's unsettling situations.
At Kidsregen.org, parents and educators will find pages of activities and resources they can use to encourage their children to stay healthy and active. Divided into sections for kids, families and educators, the site offers the kind of high-quality gardening, crafts, recipes and fitness activities normally found in magazines, for free. Seasonal contests, quizzes, games and cartoon presentations introduce serious subjects such as global water pollution and food security in ways that encourage positive action in schools, homes and communities.
"In today's turbulent world, we want to give hope to a global generation of children," said Florence Rodale, creator and executive editor consultant of Kidsregen.org. "We are offering parents and educators a site full of free resources that can help them empower children to make healthier choices for themselves and the environment. Kidsregen.org is a place where kids can gather to truly feel safe, secure and able to make a difference," she said.
New features for the spring include message boards: Kid's Chatterbox enables children to voice their opinions on topics that matter most to them, while Regen Tips provides a place for families to share ideas, concerns and thoughts with others around the world. Kidsregen.org hopes to inspire even more children to share their opinions and successes through the launch of the Kidsregen Outpost. Children selected to become Outpost reporters will receive a disposable camera and be invited to submit reports on regenerative projects in their homes, schools and communities.
Visitors will soon be able to join one of three, free Kidsregen Clubs to access additional members-only resources and activities. Parents and educators looking for positive ideas and activities can visit http://www.kidsregen.org/whatsNew.php every Monday to view the week's new features.
Kidsregen.org is an exciting Internet magazine aimed at children ages 7 to 10, families and educators. The site is a part of the Youth Educational Program of The Rodale Institute and features age-appropriate, solution-oriented activities and information based on nature and gardening that empower kids to make healthy choices for themselves and for the environment. The site can be found at www.kidsregen.org.
The Rodale Institute
The Rodale Institute is a world-leading, not-for-profit educational and research organization for regenerative and organic agriculture. The Institute has worked globally for 56 years to achieve a regenerative food system that renews environmental and human health, bringing to life the philosophy that "Healthy Soil = Healthy Food = Healthy People®." The Institute communicates through a variety of channels. In addition to www.kidsregen.org, it has two other Web sites: www.rodaleinstitute.org, aimed at the general public, and www.newfarm.org for farmers worldwide.
*From: "Helping Children Cope in Unsettling Times: Tips for Parents and Teachers" (http://www.nasponline.org/NEAT/
helpingchildrencope.html), National Association of School Psychologists.