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Mental Health and Creativity

Did you know that there are health benefits to being creative? It’s true! Even simple creative acts, such as coloring, have health benefits.

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South Dakota 4-H Social Skills Circular newsletter

South Dakota 4-H Social Outcome newsletter for 4-H families and club leaders

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Youth Development

SDSU Extension's youth development programs help prepare youth to meet the challenges of adolescence and adulthood.

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iCook

Curriculum intended for out-of-school settings with the goal of promoting healthy lifestyles for 9- and 10-year-old youth and the adult who prepares their meals

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Traditional Native American Games: Beat Boredom

Traditional Native American Games might be just the activity you are looking for to bring the whole family together (and cut down on excess screen time)!

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Staying Socially Connected During COVID-19

Public Health authorities recommend the practice of social distancing in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19. But what is social distancing, and how can we stay connected during this time?

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Kids Are Tough, but They Still Need Resiliency Skills!

Kids are tough, but how can we teach them to become resilient and recover from the difficulties they will face during their childhood? Learn some tips to help children build resilience during difficult times.

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Helping Kids Cope and Understand Family Stressors

South Dakota and many of our neighboring states experience natural disasters and agricultural family stress. While we know this can cause added stress on adults and parents, don’t forget to visit with your children of all ages and help them cope with the added stress and changes in their routine.

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Graduation Presents

With graduation season upon us, consider gifting your high school or college graduate with the necessary medical, financial and legal paperwork they're need for the next stage of their lives.

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All Kids and Adults Need To Play and Let Loose!

Movement and unstructured activity help increase memory, perception, attention, emotion and basic decision making. Incorporate play into your daily routine to improve your health while making memories with your kids!