How Has the Pandemic Effected Our Kids?

The world is slowly going back to normal, with more and more people getting vaccinated each day. For the most part, it feels odd to let go of some of the worries that were based on the rapid spread of COVID.

Yet, if it’s hard for the adults to readjust to everything opening back up, imagine how it is for the kids.

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What’s a “Learning Pod”?

It’s been about six months since quarantine happened and with school being in session online for two to three months, there are still a lot of concerns about whether or not simply being on Zoom is enough for younger children. Is my child actually learning and retaining all the information that is being taught to…

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Talking To Your Kids About Racism

In light of recent events and constant conversation amongst family, the question when is it alright to bring up the topic about race and racism to young children. Understandably, it can be a sensitive topic. More or less, parents often think that having these types of conversations would have to wait until their children become…

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Steps To Help Children Cope With Disappointment

Your Approach Makes All The Difference! Sport is the perfect vehicle to observe how children deal with disappointment. In a game, ultimately someone wins and someone loses. I’ve seen 6th graders throw themselves on the ground crying and punching the field in a fit of rage because they lost. I’ve also seen loss pull a…

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Mommy and Me Weekend Classes

SportsWise loves working with kids ages 2-8 years old! We hire Pro Soccer players with a background in Early Childhood Development, education and/or psychology. Following the GROWTH MINDSET model we focus on the process of learning by risk taking and making mistakes just a part of the lesson. And of course we make it fun! For…

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Growth Mindset and Raising Children to Succeed

MINDSET Raising Our Children to Succeed Carol S. Dweck, PhD, author of Mindset and Stanford University psychologist, states that it’s never too early for children to develop a mindset that will lead them to rich fulfilling lives. She defines mindset as one’s beliefs that  “…permeates every part of your life. Your “Personality” grows out of your ‘mindset’”. She also…

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Give Your Kids A Sporting Chance – Lessons On and Off the Field

Hi I’m Coach Matthew. My family and I run a sports coaching business JMG SportsWise with over 60 years combined experience working with kids of all ages & their families. Parents want their kids to play sports for the skills, but also to help them be happy, well-rounded people. We develop our programs based on…

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SJS Volleyball Games 4/25 & 30

SJS v LARCHMONT (2-1) It was a bright Tuesday afternoon and the SJS Volleyball Team was warming up for their first Hollywood Wilshire League match of the season! SJS was St James hosted our first game against Larchmont Elementary’s 5th-6th graders! After warm up our team was ready! Coach Jenn worked out the line up…

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April is Agility and Coordination Month

We have just introduced the Agility Ladder. The main purpose of agility ladders is to teach children’s to become more agile. Ladder drills teach children to move their legs and bodies in different planes: forward, backward and side-to-side. This mimics the way athletes move in many sports. Ladder drills that can improve agility include in-outs,…

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Larchmont Chronicle Article – HW League!!

Thanks to the Larchmont Chronicle who wrote a great article about our New Co-ed Hollywood Wilshire League for 4th to 6th Graders! We’re really excited for the first season of the League! Don’t forget to sign up for your school’s team! Sign ups and Tryouts start at your school in September and Games start in…

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