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New Emerald City Preschool will offer a lot of extra bounce set to open in September and run through June, will offer an extra dose of physical activity and education; in fact, it will be housed in Redmond’s Emerald City Gymnastics Academy. “They learn through playing and being active,” says Ilanit Inbar, the founder and director. “We have them focus on body awareness while still teaching them the basics they would get at any other

preschool.” is divided into three Activities offered stations where kids will include art, get to paint, sculpt singing, show and and interact with tell, free play and each other.” painting. Children The school will will also learn their offer three, four TYLEN JOHNSON Ilanit Inbar ABCs, 123s and and five day-a-week For the Reporter how to trace letters programs that are and numbers. four hours long. It A new preschool opening “We have about an hour will run Monday through in Redmond will show kids in the gym and an hour of Friday from 9 a.m. until 1 they can be active, learn learning time each day,” she p.m. with an extended proand have fun at the same added. “The rest of the day gram until 4 p.m. offered time. is filled with fun. The class by the Orange Blossom Emerald City Preschool, Society, a Redmond-based day care provider. “We believe that at an early age physical awareness has an important role in a child’s self-confidence,” Inbar states on the school’s website. “Physical movement not only benefits a healthy body but also helps children develop social, emotional and cognitive skills. Early registration discounts “Our vision is to promote physical activity awareness • Catch Up & Jump Ahead • Personalized Power Workouts for children ages 3 to 4,” she continues. “We are commit• Unlimited Memberships • Algebra / Geometry

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in and practice a holistic approach to teaching, honoring the mind, body, spirit and well being of each student.” Inbar said: “Our philosophy is that an active child is a healthy child and a healthy child is a happy child.” Having access to the gym gives Inbar a dynamic area to teach that isn’t available at other schools. Talbot, a certified elementary educator, believes: “Learning through play helps create healthy experiences for children and helps to develop their social and communication skills.” The school is located at 17735 N.E. 65th St. in Redmond. Check out the school’s website at www. Emer for more information. Tylen Johnson is a student in the University of Washington Department of Communication News Laboratory.

Mother-Daughter Tea event set for May 21 On May 21, the City of Redmond Parks and Recreation Department is offering a Mother-Daughter Tea from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Old Redmond Schoolhouse Community Center, 16600 N.E. 80th St. Refreshments will feature an assortment of sweets and sandwiches as well as plenty of tea. Guests will be entertained with a “Celebrate Spring” fashion show from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. A commemorative photo is also included, courtesy of the Farrel-McWhirter Riding Club.

“We’re encouraging all the ladies, young and old, to really get into the spirit of the tea and come dressed in something floral, wearing a hat,” said Cindy Johnson, program administrator. The event is for girls ages five and older accompanied by their mother, grandmother, aunt or special female friend. The cost is $15 per person and pre-registration is required. To register, call (425) 556-2300 or visit register and refer to class No. 35318.

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education class in school is not enough exercise for a healthy child, especially if their interests run to indoor activities. There are less obvious benefits, but arguably none as important as exercise. According to, children reap many benefits from playing sports, including self-discipline, self-confidence, a healthier body, and stronger relationships with peers and adults. The skills children develop while participating in sports translate to their other activities and commitments, including school performance and family relationships. As young athletes develop their bodies, their minds develop simultaneously. Read more at http:// Many local sports associations offer programs that range from beginner, informal recreational play, Select and Premier play. Even if your child does not have aspirations to be a sports superstar, they’ll have a great time! Curt Bateman is the director of community development for the Lake Washington Youth Soccer Association. For more information, visit



Children benefit big-time suzuki strings from playing youth sports ver the last few decades, youth activities have evolved significantly. Many parents grew up in communities with few sports opportunities outside of school with the exception of Little League baseball. Play was informal, unstructured and often unsupervised. In today’s world, our kids are rarely left to run free around the neighborhoods and interact with their friends without some level of supervision. Youth sports have grown in popularity and importance to fulfill the need for safe, constructive activity outside of school. There is a myriad of offerings today in youth sports. Still popular are the timeless offerings of Little League, softball, basketball, football and gymnastics. Soccer has become a truly global sport. Washington state is No. 1 in the nation for participation in youth soccer per capita. Increasingly popular are offerings such as lacrosse, swimming, and rowing to name a few. You may ask yourself why your child should participate in sports, especially if they haven’t yet asked to do so. The very obvious benefit to participation in sports is exercise. Physical



kids are getting due to the legalization debates. Contrary to popular belief, marijuana can be addictive and is also a gateway to experimentation with other illegal drugs. In addition, the marijuana of today is up to 10 times more potent than that of 20-30 years ago and this can add to dependency issues. A recent Harvard study shows that marijuana has an especially negative impact on the developing brain. In addition, regular marijuana use usually results in poorer school performance and attendance as well as loss of interest in other activities, such as sports. Marijuana has also been associated with respiratory and mental illness, poor motor performance and impaired cognitive and immune system functions. Addiction can cause increases in anxiety, depression, and


According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the number of middle, junior high and high school students experimenting with the drug is the highest since the 1980s. And marijuana is the top reported drug of choice in teens being treated for addiction at Youth Eastside Services (YES). At YES we work with youth in schools, teen centers and in our substance abuse and mental health treatment programs. Across the board, our counselors are reporting a change in attitude toward marijuana. Most teens see it as less dangerous and we are hearing them talk about the drug being natural, medicinal and “almost legal.” Experts agree that a leading factor for the changes in attitudes and increased use could be the confusing message



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