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  • 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....
  • Are Your Kids’ Toys Spying On Your Family?

    New California bill would require privacy, disclosure for internet toys, devices Suzanne Potter California News Service SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A bill to make sure your kids’ toys aren’t spying on them had its first hearing before the state Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, May 9th. The so-called Teddy Bears...
  • Popular Kids Can Help Curb Bullying

    Colleen Logan NAPS  Contrary to previous research that suggested that as students’ popularity increased so did their bullying behavior, many parents may be surprised to learn the results of a recent study from Princeton, Rutgers and Yale Universities. It found that popular kids who publicly stand up against bullying...
  • From Easy Art to a Sweet Treat

    Family Features Spooky, silly or symbolic, carved pumpkins are an essential ingredient to any Halloween celebration. This year, scare up some special fun for your party with a wicked watermelon carving, instead – but don’t stop there. After crafting your watermelon into an artful mummy, take advantage of the...