Monthly Archives: March 2014

Avoiding Lead Poisoning

Get your children screened for lead poisoning regularly. Not all doctors do this, so you need to take charge if it’s not a regular feature of your children’s pediatric exams. In some states, lead poisoning testing is mandated for the youngest children; federally, … Continue reading

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Book: The Piggy in the Puddle

See the piggy, See the puddle, See the muddy little puddle. See the piggy in the middle Of the muddy little puddle. And so begins this rollicking story-in-verse about a determined young pig who absolutely refuses to leave her mud … Continue reading

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U.S. expands healthy food assistance to women, infants and children

A recent article explains the changes in the WIC program: WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Some 9 million poor women and young children who receive federal food assistance under the U.S. government’s so-called WIC program will have greater access to fruits, vegetables … Continue reading

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Playgroup: Painting with Peppers

This week in playgroup we read the book Winter Rabbit, Spring Rabbit about what animals do in the winter. Then we tried our hand at our own art as we created a painting with peppers: The kids are always so proud … Continue reading

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Activity: Rainy Day Paint

For some rainy day fun this spring when you feel stuck inside, use the rain to do a neat art activity with your kids! Just put drops of food coloring on a piece of paper and watch as the rain … Continue reading

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Preventing Drowning

Here in Salt Lake City there was a recent news story on a toddler drowning in a toilet; reminding us of the dangers of toddlers around water and felt like it was great information to pass along. Water safety is important … Continue reading

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Book: Sheep in a Jeep

Beep! Beep! Sheep in a jeep on a hill that’s steep. Sheep in a Jeep is well loved by the preschool and early-reader sets for its slapstick story of five sheep (in a jeep) and silly sound effects—especially when the jeep … Continue reading

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