July 9, 2014

FDA testing dangers of inhaling spray-on sunscreens

Don’t spray sunscreens on children It’s all over the news but there is no known immediate threat The FDA is testing if there are any dangers/hazards when children inhale the fine mist created by spray-on sunscreens. Play it safe until we know for sure. Use lotions instead Make sure children close eyes and mouths when […]

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July 3, 2014

Don’t swallow the water!

There are lots of scary sounding germs in pools Cryptosporidium, Giardia, Shigella, norovirus, E. coli O157:H7… YIKES! Contrary to popular belief, chlorine does not kill all germs instantly. There are germs today that are very tolerant to chlorine and were not known to cause human disease until recently. Once these germs get in the pool, it can take anywhere from […]

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June 26, 2014

Playing with bubbles is more fun than watching TV!

What do children learn when they play with bubbles? When children blow, pop, and chase bubbles they develop their small and large motors skills, hand-eye coordination and problem solving skills. They learn about cause and effect, shapes and sizes, vocabulary: wet, sticky, cold, pop & popped, chase… They learn about science and explore their imagination […]

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