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Child’s job: Learning through play

Apr 23, 2015
By: Melissa Stevens
Today’s children live in a different world that their parents grew up in. With the expansion of the media, TV, the internet, technology advancement manifested in smart phones, tablets with touch screens and many other cool features, the children of today will learn differently than older...
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The Worst on the Team

Jun 13, 2014
By: Kids in the House
We’ve all been there: your son couldn’t wait to try baseball, until he found he was the worst on his little league team. Your daughter loved her gymnastics class until her friends got moved to the professional team, and she didn’t make it. You can’t really blame a child for wanting to quit when he’...
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5 Benefits of Outdoor Winter Play

Oct 30, 2013
By: David Reeves
Outdoor winter play has long been blamed for colds and the flu. Our parents told us “Bundle up or you’ll catch a cold” and their parents probably told them the same thing. But winter play gets a bad rap. Although going outside unprepared for the elements is unwise, viruses that are spread by other...
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Pink vs. Blue: Children's Toys

Aug 12, 2013
Have you ever noticed how many aisles there are for girl toys vs. boy toys? What if your daughter wanted a transformer? What if your son wanted a baby doll? It is 2013… should gender still play a role in our kids’ lives today? Today’s toy stores are marketed directly for “Pink vs. Blue.” I recently...
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TV Exposure in Infants & Children: Timing is Everything

Jun 28, 2013
By: Richard Pass, RN
I recently visited the home of a family of four. Two parents a three year old and an 8 month old infant. The place was abuzz with activity, sound and what seemed like a very loving & caring environment. After several minutes of getting acquainted, I began looking and listening a bit closer. Of...
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