Handwashing Tips

With the coronavirus pandemic, it is more important than ever to wash our hands. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recommendations on when, how, and why we should wash our hands. When should we wash our hands? A few important times include: before eating

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Chicken Soup for the Soul (and Colds)

We are in the middle of cold and flu season, and parents across the country are preparing a steaming bowl of chicken soup for their kids. A warm, delicious bowl of chicken soup is a time-tested home remedy for mild colds and a great way to comfort

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Physical activity during the school day

There is a push to include more physical activity into the school day. A study found that physical activity is linked to better academic performance and classroom behavior. Physical movement activates the brain, which prepares children to pay attention and perform better in school. Another goal of

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Internet, TV, and Video Game Safety

The Internet, TV, and video games can be educational and fun, but a study from the National Institutes of Health showed that children’s screen habits develop early on; on average, children’s average daily screen time nearly tripled from 53 minutes to greater than 150 minutes between age

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Arts & Crafts – Part III

This is Part 3 of a 3-part series on the benefits of arts & crafts. For the final installment of this series, let’s talk about the social-emotional benefits: In addition to self-regulation, or how you child responds to and manages the feelings they have while creating, which

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Arts & Crafts – Part II

This is Part 2 of a 3-part series on the benefits of arts & crafts. Let’s talk about the cognitive benefits: While exploring different colors, patterns, textures, and senses, your child’s brain is actively learning and linking experiences with thoughts and sensations. This helps your child’s brain

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