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CHILDREN, HEALTH & WELLNESS
CHILDREN & YOUNG ADULTS
FOR KIDS, ages 2-12 (bear with us while we find interesting stuff for the gramming crowd!!)
This website has some interesting links on it. May we recommend Typing challenge? never too early to learn that!
Lifehack has some interesting ones too.
Young Design Museum This offers a variety of fun challenges for an afternoon activity, something different from the usual.
Low cost activities that are fun and educational.
KHAN ACADEMY is an all-time favorite and go-to website for learning. Covers a whole lot of things and if we are being honest, it is as much a help for parents as it is for kids! Access the website or download their app.
Google has been posting games and other fun things as part of their google doodle efforts on their home page. It is fun for all ages, especially kids. Here is a link to access them all.
There are several choices here, and while most say they are free, that is only for a few starter bits. That should not deter you, the freebies are good enough and if your kid loves it, then you can buy / subscribe.
Here are our picks
For those of you who can tolerate the mess, here are some options!
Indian chef guru Tarla Dalal has some ideas.
So does The Food Network.
HEALTH & WELLNESS
This is highly subjective and personal, what appeals to one is an absolute no-no to others! we have done our best here. Suggestions welcome as usual.
With at-home fitness really taking off big time, we thought it was time to give it some more thought. In true QV Woman style, we’ve been reading up and making notes.
A simple attempt has been made in this article to give an overall view along with some interesting facts, taken from various sources .
This was a surprise! Purdue is a university in the USA and popular for engineering programs. However, their fitness department has a page on health and fitness blogs and websites. Take a look. (And many of these pages contain links within!)
This article covers trends for 2020. Of course, these were all pre-Covid 19 yet some of them makes more sense now (for ex: A para on return to Source and Simplicity!).
FOR YOGA ENTHUSIASTS AND TEACHERS
Before you dismiss this as not from your country, remember the times we are living now! And these are all online, so really, as long as you like the instructions and understand the language, geography should not bother you.
(QVW PRO-TIP. These are also nice places for you to pick up tips and ways to brand yourself and your practice if you are a teacher!)
Online yoga classes: very well fit is a respected website so we think their suggestions are acceptable. You decide.
Top sites for practicing online: Finder.com is again, a well respected site in Australia, so we'll take their word for it.
HELPFUL TIPS & INFO
In this segment we cover tips and hints on various topics that can be both informational and things we can use in everyday life.
ALL ABOUT BUYING AND CARING FOR JEWELERY
Lapidarist*, metal smith and jewlery designer Kenna McCall has a wonderful blog full of informational and helpful tips on understanding and caring for jewelry. Her retails website Terradore is a treasure trove of, yes, one of a kind handcrafted jewelry but also has a wonderfully informative blog.
As someone who knows metals and gems beyond just using them as jewelry pieces, her words carry due credence!
[*Lapidarist: an expert on precious stones and the art of cutting and engraving them. lapidary.]