Is my child ready for overnight camp?

is your child ready for overnight campWith summer just around the corner, making plans for your child’s summer vacation may be on your mind. The options are vast, and depending on the age and maturity of your child, overnight camp may be up for consideration for this summer.

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Adding exercise and fun to playdates

Summer can be a great time to get the kids together for picnics or backyard parties.  You can help keep your group active and help them burn off some energy with fun, motion-filled games that adults and kids can enjoy together.

“Split Splat” is one example of a great game that involves quick motion and lots of laughs. Great for groups of all ages, all you need is five or more people. Learn how to play “Split Splat” in this video featuring  Amy Casedy, a physical therapist from Mott Children’s Hospital’s Milestones Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Program.

What game do your kids love playing during get-togethers or playdates?  Share your favorites with other parents in our comments section, below!

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Hands-on lunches: Chopped salad

Kid-friendly chopped salad is a great summertime meal solution! Getting the kids involved in the cooking increases their interest level in actually eating what’s on the menu, and with so many fun colors and toppings involved in a chopped salad, they’ll find plenty of ways to make this salad their own!

Watch Stephen Schifano, Executive Chef from Mott Children’s Hospital, and Mary Hope O’Leary, a senior dietitian, walk you through the process.

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Camp Little Victors

Virtual summer camp, real summer fun.

Camp Little Victors

Virtual summer camp, real summer fun.

Looking for ways to make the most of your family’s summer break? Sign up today for Camp Little Victors! The first 500 campers to register in 2012 received free “Hail to the Little Victors” t-shirts. Everyone who registered received weekly emails during June and July filled with healthy activity ideas, nutrition tips, and other useful information from the doctors and staff at C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital. From rainy day activities and kid-friendly recipes to summertime safety tools, our tips and videos will help you make your family’s summer break a happy and healthy one.

Enroll in Camp Little Victors today! And we will keep you posted about Camp 2013 and goodies along the way.

View all the articles from Camp Little Victors 2012! 

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