December 17, 2017

Best to the Worst Kids’ Films of 2012

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By Julie Samrick It’s hard to compare the kids’ films of 2012 that are aimed toward older kids to ones that are for the under 7 crowd.  Still, in 2012 there were a few movies that had such strong stories they’re sure to be remembered as classics suited for the whole family.  Only G, PG… Read more

Peace Corps Volunteers Pulled from Honduras

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For over 50 years, young college graduates have traveled the globe to help others in many ways through the Peace Corps. Yet all 158 Peace Corps volunteers in Honduras left the country on Monday, weeks after the United States announced that it would evacuate them for safety reasons. Read the whole story

First Lady Helps Set Jumping Jacks World Record

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Mrs. Obama helped set the record for most people doing Jumping Jacks at once in a 24-hour period.  300,000 participated- blasting the old record of 20,000. Mrs. Obama thanked National Geographic Kids and the Guinness Book of World Records, who helped organize the event as part of Obama’s Let’s Move! initiative to promote physical fitness and healthy eating… Read more

More Unease About Vaccinations

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Many parents still have doubts about vaccines’ safety, according to a study in Monday’s Pediatrics. While 13% of parents currently skip or delay their children’s immunizations,  28% believe that an alternate schedule (spacing out vaccines to avoid several shots at once) is best, which has health officials alarmed since infectious diseases like whooping cough are making a comeback…. Read more

Despite Awareness, More Kids Left in Hot Cars Than Ever

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22 kids have already died of heatstroke in America this year from being forgotten in cars.  That number is on track to surpass the annual average of 38 deaths.  Some surprising statistics- a child can die if left in a car even when it’s as low as 68 degrees outside.  Other things mentioned in this… Read more