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Soccer Injuries and Prevention Techniques

August 4, 2020
From the American Academy of Pediatrics: Soccer injury rates differ by age and gender, but players can lower the risks of landing in the emergency department with knowledge of common injuries. Youth soccer is a tremendously popular year-round sport with...

How Solitude Can Help You Regulate Your Mood

July 27, 2020
From NPR: This year has given many of us a whole new understanding of solitude -- whether we wanted it or not. That's been one of the odd side effects of the coronavirus: Between the shelter-in-place orders and social distancing...

Choosing Organic is Even More Critical Now

July 21, 2020
The world is slowly reopening, but the COVID-19 crisis isn't over, and everyone still has concerns. While in many areas, the number of cases is decreasing, our health will remain in danger until we make a major change and paradigm...

Coronavirus Face Masks & Protection FAQs

July 17, 2020
From Johns Hopkins Medicine: ew information is emerging every day on how the new coronavirus spreads and the best ways to protect against COVID-19. The most effective protections include washing your hands frequently with soap and water and practicing physical...

HOw to Spot the Comet NEOWISE

July 16, 2020
From Sky & Telescope: An unexpected celestial newcomer, after falling toward the Sun for more than 3,000 years, is making a lovely appearance in our skies right now. You can see it for yourself very low in the northeast as...

Inspired By Injustice, Wynton Marsalis Reflects On His Music

July 7, 2020
From NPR's Jazz Night in America: Wynton Marsalis has always been deeply engaged in the subject of American race relations. The issue was a crucial part of his education as a young musician in New Orleans, and it has been...

10 Carbon-Storing Trees & How to Plant Them

June 30, 2020
From EarthEasy.com: On school Arbor Day outings in the seventies, it was hard to imagine how my class's tiny maple sapling could make a difference to the local rabbits and squirrels, let alone "the health of the planet," an idea...

A Disastrous Summer in the Arctic

June 29, 2020
From The New Yorker: The remote Siberian town of Verkhoyansk, three thousand miles east of Moscow and six miles north of the Arctic Circle, has long held the record, with another Siberian town, for the coldest inhabited place in the...

Keeping Young Adults Safe During the Pandemic

June 26, 2020
From Kaiser Health News: Last month, after California Gov. Gavin Newsom ordered most of the state's residents to stay home, I found myself under virtual house arrest with an uncomfortably large number of Gen Zers. Somehow I had accumulated four...

Giving Birth During the Coronavirus Pandemic

June 25, 2020
From HealthyChildren.org: American Academy of Pediatrics Issues Safety Recommendations on Home Births; Hospitals Remain the Safest Option Even Amid Coronavirus Pandemic Evidence points to safer outcomes for infants delivered in a medical setting. The American Academy of Pediatrics has updated...

15 Titles to Address Inequity, Equality, and Organizing for Young Readers

June 19, 2020
From School Library Journal (SLJ): With leaders like Greta Thunberg and Malala Yousafzai, youth are making themselves heard. These titles elevate the voices of young activists, inspire calls to action, and explain complex issues such as racism, sexism, environmentalism, and...

Go to the Theatre from Your Living Room

April 16, 2020
From Imagination Stage: Introduce your child to the power of live theatre from your own home! Join us for a virtual performance of one of our most popular Theatre For Young Audiences shows, Blue. Designed for kids ages 1-5, this...

Headfirst at Home: A Cloud in a Jar

April 15, 2020
Have you ever wondered where clouds come from? Today, we have a project that will show you how they form! Create your very own cloud at home with this awesome STEM experiment. As promised, we will continue to share with...

Coronavirus, the Climate, and Your Garden

April 13, 2020
From GreenAmerica.org: Are you stuck at home, sick of binge watching the latest sitcom? Or maybe you're struggling to keep your now-homeschooled kids occupied and off their screens? Maybe you're dealing with increased anxiety and concerns about making ends meet?...

How to Talk to Your Kids About Coronavirus

April 10, 2020
From PBS: Earlier this week, I overheard my kids engaged in a round of "I heard" and "Did you know?" while they were getting ready for bed. "I heard that Margaret's dad has it," said my six-year-old. "Did you know...

9 Ways to Strengthen Children's Immune Systems

March 26, 2020
From Biotics Research Corporation: The immune system is not one single entity - it's a complex interconnected system that evolves as we age. Apart from fighting viruses, bacteria, fungi and parasites, the immune system also plays an important role in...

Fighting for Justice During the Coronavirus Pandemic

March 26, 2020
From Change.org: During the COVID-19 pandemic, millions are using the Change.org platform to shape the America that they want to live in. Heroes are stepping up to protect their families, their communities, and their fellow neighbors. Of them, are healthcare...

Five Animals You Never Knew Make Milk for Their Babies

March 23, 2020
From The BBC: We know how important milk is for babies. It is a rich blend of nutrients and protective chemicals that is essential for a baby's development. In the entire animal kingdom, only one group of animals produce milk...

A Retreat To Nature Can Boost Immunity And Mood

June 17, 2019
From NPR.org: When my editors asked me to report on forest bathing, I packed a swimsuit. I assumed it must involve a dip in the water. It turns out, my interpretation was too literal. I met certified Forest Therapy guide...

Reading List

June 24, 2014
Fun things to read for every age! Newborn-2: -The Little Red Hen by Bryon Barton -Clifford The Big Red Dog by Norman Bridwell -Stellaluna by Jannell Cannon -Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr. and John Archambault -Curious George...