How Extra Curricular Activities Build Grit and Perseverance

[social_warfare] Extracurricular activities expand well beyond sports. Extracurricular could be the likes of chess club, art guild, community theatre, 4-H, and tons of other types of opportunities for kids to socialize. There is much more happening beneath the surface of these activities. Of course, when we think of clubs and activities outside of the classroom,…

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7 Ways Gritty, Smart, Strong Kids are Built with Ninja Zone

[social_warfare] “So, Ninja Zone is just a fancy gym class, right?” NOPE! At least, not from where we sit. We have consistently witnessed kids emerging from Ninja Zone with an empowered sense of self. It is not just a gym class. Kids, parents, and coaches agree that Ninja Zone is a unique opportunity for kids…

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The Importance of Failure and Encouraging Persistence in Kids

[social_warfare] Failure is the key to success. Seriously. We’ve all lived it. Small business owners have lived it. Parents have lived it. If we didn’t fall off the swings as a kid, we would have never understood the importance of hanging on. Actually, isn’t that the perfect metaphor for life? Just sayin’. Anyway, one of…

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Coaches are the Key to Unlocking Grit in Children

[social_warfare] As a parent, there’s always that recurring thought: “Am I doing it right?” Well, we all know the answer to that: there is no right and wrong! As kids get older, it becomes increasingly more difficult to try to wrangle them, and the best we can do is hope that the influences in their…

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The Difference in Boys and Girls Learning: Why Active Play is Beneficial

[social_warfare] Boys versus girls. You’ll see evidence of the ongoing battle on every playground, all around the world. There are obvious differences when dealing with the battle of the sexes, but when we strive to understand them, we can accommodate the needs of nearly any child.   Simply put, the majority boys & girls learn…

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Ninja Zone: Long-Term Benefits for Kids

[social_warfare] The importance of “grit,” “determination,” and “work ethic” are all the rage right now in determining school success in children, a concept that is wholeheartedly understood and observed by thousands of coaches all over. It’s a fact that athletes with less natural ability, but high levels of work ethic surpass athletes with lots of…

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How Physical Activity Will Help Children Perform Better In School

[social_warfare] We all want our children to perform at their personal best academically and in this world of constant screens and sedentary lifestyles, being on top of his physical game is a great way to ensure your child is topping his academic potential, too. One would assume that more studying and less time “playing” would…

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Active Play and “Roughhousing” Makes Kids Smarter

[social_warfare] As the mother of two little ones, I’m keenly in tune to of the physical nature of boys. It’s a rare occurrence in my house if there isn’t running, jumping, tumbling, or tackling. I’ve often joked to friends that sitting on the floor in my home is an open invitation to start wrestling. But…

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Bring More Bucks to Gymnastics with Ninja Zone

[social_warfare] Flips, tucks, cartwheels, handstands, somersaults: all things you think about when you hear the word “gymnastics”. And when you think about gymnastics, most of the time that also means thinking about leotards, ponytails, and smiling young girls. But not this time.   Entrepreneur Casey Wright takes the foundations of gymnastics a step further, bridging…

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NINJA ZONE Develops Lasting Skills in a Fun Forum

[social_warfare] There are only so many sports children can get involved with at age three or four. Soccer? Check. T-ball? Been there, done that. Tumbling? Yawn. What parents really want is something that is FUN and something that will get their kids MOVING. NINJA ZONE to the rescue. NINJA ZONE provides a place for kids…

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