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Stuart Bowling Center, Stuart Iowa: Homeschool Friendly

Review by Michael Leppert

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Web site: Bowling Proprietors Association of America

Any family that has been homeschooling more than a year or two, realizes the value of companies that offer their services to us during the daytime “down” hours when institutional school children are in school. These companies include gymnastics classes, karate, pottery and art studios, and of course, bowling centers. Companies that welcome homeschool groups in mid-day make it possible for our children to learn these skills or experience excellent socializing and just plain fun with other homeschoolers in a friendly environment. Because many of us do not want our children exposed to pop “culture” via T.V. and pop music, those business establishments that are sensitive to our tastes are even more valuable.

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Wolverine Sports – Your One-Stop Website for Sporting Goods

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Web site: www.wolverinesports.com

Review by Linda K. Foster

Wolverine Sports is a one-stop-shopping site for sporting goods from archery to wrestling. A manufacturer and distributor of sporting goods for over 50 years, this company offers equipment and supplies for games, fitness, recreational sports and physical education, suitable for use by the very young or the sports professional.

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iD Tech Surf & Tech Program – Learn to Surf in San Diego and Santa Cruz

Sports & Tech Program

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This summer kids ages 11-14 can exercise their bodies and minds with a unique weeklong Sports & Tech program from iD Tech Camps and Stanford Athletics. Half the day students learn either tennis, fencing, or golf with Stanford Athletics. Then the other half of the day is spent learning to produce a digital movie or design a website. By the end of the weeklong program, students are immersed in a sport while getting first-hand exposure to a prestigious university and increasing their self confidence as they learn to articulate their creativity through technology. Day and overnight weeklong sessions go from June 20th through August 20th.

iD Tech Camps also offers a technology summer program where ages 7-17 can produce digital movies, create video games, design websites, learn programming & robotics, compose & mix digital music, and more. This program occurs at over 35 universities nationwide, including Stanford, Santa Clara, UC Santa Cruz, and UC Berkeley.

For more information, visit www.internalDrive.com or call 1-888-709-TECH (8324). Registration is ongoing, but space is limited. The cost is $639 for day students and $989 for overnight (sports and lab fees are additional).

Sports & Tech Program- partnership with Stanford Athletics.
For ages 11-14 who have an interest in technology, but also love sports. Students exercise their mind and body in this unique camp structure, spending half the time in the tech lab and the other half improving your athletic prowess.

SPORTS: Half the day with Stanford Athletics, students learn either Tennis, Fencing, or Golf.
TECH: The other half of the day is learning to produce a digital movie or design a website.
o Create a dynamic website that will be uploaded to the web for the whole-wide-world to see. Learn HTML, and build in exciting graphics using industry standard
o Learn pre-production, production and post-production. Students will create short movies using Canon digital video cameras and will edit their projects using iMovie and Final Cut Pro.


JUMP TO THE MUSIC-From Terra Pacific Entertainment Marketing

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www.jumptothemusic.com

Review by Linda K. Foster

Childhood obesity in the United States has grown considerably in recent years producing some disturbing facts:

1 in 5 children are overweight.
The prevalence of obesity has increased by 54% since the 1960s among children ages 6 to 11 and 39% among children ages 12 to 17.
Excess weight in childhood and adolescence has been found to predict overweight in adults. Obese children are reported to have a 70% likelihood of obesity in their adult years.

Obesity is among the easiest medical conditions to recognize, but the most difficult to treat. Although “new and improved” weight loss/fitness programs appear on the market as a nearly daily occurrence, few of them recognize the need to deal with the problem during the formative years, ages 3 and up.

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