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Summer Safety Tips: Water Safety

Beaches and pools are synonymous with summer. However, its important to keep safety in mind when playing near water. To make this an enjoyable and safe summer, here are summer safety tips. Lock the entrance to the pool  so the kids can’t access it without supervision. After your children are finished playing in the wading […]

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Fun Summer Idea for Kids: Writing/Journaling

Writing is an important skill children practice every day in school. When school is out for the summer don’t let the writing stop. Check out these ideas on how to keep your kids writing this season! Kids love having a nice journal with a cover in their favorite color. It gives them a sense of […]

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No Cost, Fun Summer Activities

No Cost, Fun Summer Activities for the Whole Family

Although you may not be able to afford a summer vacation this year, there are many low-cost, fun summer activities for the whole family. Here are a few ideas. Pick a tree in your back yard, lay down a blanket and have a picnic! Make some lemonade, and dive into this summer’s must read list. Bond with your family by […]

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Food Allergies and Summer Camp-

Food Allergies and Summer Camp: What to Consider

Summer is about having fun and taking a break from school. For parents, it can mean finding a way to entertain their kids; sending them to camp is a popular option. Whether your child chooses a day camp or an overnight camp, if they suffer from food allergies parents have a valid concern about the safety of the camp. […]

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Summer Safety Tips for Kids

Summer Safety Tips for Kids

Summer is a time for fun; school is out and the weather is perfect.  But safety is important to consider whenever you leave the house.  The warm weather increases the number of water related accidents and heat related illnesses.  Other outdoor activities such as hiking also have safety concerns to make note of. Water Safety Water safety […]

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A Family Vacation Might Be Just What Everyone Needs

No one can say this winter hasn’t been the worst on record. You’ve been indoors so long you need a change of scenery. Taking a family vacation not only rejuvenates, but allows the family to breathe, take in sites, engage in activities you’ve never been part of before, and meet people from another city or […]

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Summer Food Safety Tips

Summer Food Safety Tips

Like cold and flu season, there seems to be a food-borne illness season – food-borne illnesses are at their peak during summer months. The warm temperatures of summer provide a perfect environment for bacteria to thrive making backyard cookouts an environment that encourages food contamination. Here are some tips on keeping your food safe this […]

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Summer Fun

Summer Fun and Learning Can Co-Exist

Learning never stops during the course of our lifetime; so it’s important to motivate kids to learn as much as they can, even during summer recess. Summer fun and learning can co-exist. Here are some examples of how. Word games, such as Scrabble, come in small sizes, which are suitable for beach and road trips. […]

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Fun Independence Day Games

Fun Independence Day Games

Independence Day will be here before you know it, and your children may be looking for fun outdoor games to play. These fun 4th of July games are sure to keep your kids entertained for hours! Flag Relay Gather together a bunch of small American flags, enough for each person playing the game. Then split […]

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