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Tips for Managing Screentime This Summer

Original source: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/mental-wealth/201306/tips-managing-screentime-summer Summertime can be a blessing or a curse for kids these days, depending on how they choose to spend their time. My advice?  Choose for them, if they’re at all inclined to overindulge on screentime. Here are some tips to get a handle on this issue: It’s hard to get away from our devices, no […]

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Active Bodies, Active Minds: +15 Summer Fun Kid Activities

Original sources: http://ilovelibraries.org/parents/play-together and http://www.readingrockets.org/article/get-ready-summer-ideas-teachers-share-families Reading Rockets has packed a “virtual beach bag” of activities for teachers to help families get ready for summer and to launch students to fun, enriching summertime experiences. Educators will find materials to download and distribute as well as ideas and resources to offer to students and parents to help ensure […]

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National Park Service’s Find Your Park resource

America’s kids are facing an outdoor crisis. A generation ago, kids spent more than 4 hours a day outside – now, it’s less than 40 minutes per week. Being outside has a multitude of health benefits. Help kids escape the indoors and connect with nature during Great Outdoors Month through the free National Park Service’s […]

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Summer Food, Summer Moves Resource Kit

Original source: https://www.fns.usda.gov/tn/summer-food-summer-moves Summer Food, Summer Moves is a fun, hands-on resource kit designed to get kids and families excited about healthy eating and physical activity during the summer months. The kit is designed for use by summer meal site operators and focuses on using music, games, art, and movement to motivate kids and families to […]

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Walkabouts — Stay Active Summer Challenge

Original source: http://info.activedinc.com/challenge To help encourage students to stay active this summer, Walkabouts has created the Stay Active! Summer Challenge. Designed for pre-K to 2nd grade students, children can complete the Summer Challenge checklist to win a Stay Active! T-shirt and a certificate of achievement. As a bonus, the elementary school with the largest number of […]

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PA & USDA join efforts to improve summer food security for children

Original source: http://www.centralpennparent.com/2018/pa-usda-join-efforts-to-improve-summer-food-security-for-children/ The Pennsylvania Department of Education has announced the sites where children can get free nutritious meals through the 2018 Summer Food Service Program (SFSP). The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) funds the program, which PDE administers. Last year, Pennsylvania children received more than five million meals from approximately 2,600 food program sites, with […]

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Suicide Awareness and Prevention Educational Material 

Original source: http://www.education.pa.gov/K-12/Safe%20Schools/Pages/Act-71.aspx#1526 On June 26, 2014, Act 71 was signed into law in Pennsylvania. This law, which added section 1526 of the School Code, 24 PS § 15-1526, specifically requires school entities to: (1) adopt a youth suicide awareness and prevention policy; and (2) provide ongoing professional development in youth suicide awareness and prevention for […]

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Infographic: What your pee color means

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=bf8ba722-8d20-4ab4-8c54-d79d3de8a9b8#.WyASPFyplBx Urine is your body’s liquid waste, and its appearance may hold clues to your health. Certain hues may hint at your most recent meal or medicines you take. Other colors may indicate illness or infection. What is your pee saying about you? Find out what you’re flushing by clicking the color chart below.

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Toilet Training Guidelines: Parents —The Role of the Parents in Toilet Training

Original source: http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/103/Supplement_3/1362 Parents play a key role in toilet training. Parents need to provide their child with direction, motivation, and reinforcement. They need to set aside time for and have patience with the toilet training process. Parents can encourage their child to be independent and allow their child to master each step at his or […]

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