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  • Advantages of Multilingual Kids

    Child Trends/Ivanhoe Newswire ORLANDO, Fla.— Throughout history, humans have been exposed to many different languages. Currently, over half of the world’s population is multilingual. Kids who hear more than one language spoken at home may become better communicators. Parents promote school, sports, and hobbies, but should they also be...
  • How to Teach Kids to be Savvy Consumers

    Evan Arnold-Gordon Golden Gate Better Business Bureau Children are exposed to advertising more than ever in today’s day and age. From their favorite television shows to games they’re playing on their smartphones, there’s no shortage of companies trying to clickbait them. Teaching children to be wary of advertisements at...
  • Vision Checks Important as Kids Head Back to School

    Katherine Davis-Young Public News Service PHOENIX – Many Arizona kids are heading back to school this month, and doctors say when they return to the classroom it’s important to make sure they can see well. About 80 percent of what a child learns at school happens visually. When children...
  • BBB Tips for Finding the Right Summer Camp

    Rebecca Harpster Golden Gate Better Business Bureau Parents, have your kids started counting down the days until summer vacation? With only a few months to go, it is important to start researching possible options for what your children will be doing in their time off. While you are busy...
  • 5 Ways the Arts Are Good for Kids

    David Murphey Child Trends Young children love to draw, paint, sing, and dance, and these activities play an important role in their early development. The benefits of arts participation persist into adolescence and beyond. Here are five reasons why the arts are important for children.  Arts participation is associated...
  • How to Teach Kids to be Savvy Consumers

    Rebecca Harpster Golden Gate Better Business Bureau I learned a lot of useful information in school, but one thing that I missed out on was financial education. Very few children learn about budgeting, savings, and how to be a smart consumer in class, leaving the job to parents and...
  • Civic Learning: Helping Kids Understand Their Voice in Government

    Eric Tegethoff Public News Service SEATTLE – With the constant flow of political news in daily life, civics education is as important as it has ever been for young people. In Washington state, groups and politicians are pushing for more of it – in and out of the classroom....
  • Make No Mistake—Play Is Crucial, Experts Say

    NAPSI While most kids score an “A” in play, many parents need to understand just how crucial play is for their children’s development. That’s the consensus experts share in “The American State of Play” report published by The Genius of Play™, a national movement to raise awareness of play’s...
  • Calif. Ranks 37th in Nation for Child Well-Being

    Suzanne Potter California News Service LOS ANGELES – California has made major strides in getting kids insured, but still ranks only 37th in the nation for overall child well-being due to persistent pockets of poverty, according to the latest KIDS COUNT Data Book, out today from the Annie E....