What could be more important than learning how to make reading with your children a better and more fruitful experience for BOTH of you?
The Jewish Education Project and Metroimma are offering a free webinar during from 12:30-1:30 today 12/7 and tomorrow 12/8. Can’t make it to a computer at that time? You can even call in in the phone to take part!
The Art of Conversational Reading: Help Your Child Get the Most From the Books They Read
I am not sure why this has taken so long, it all seems kind of obvious to me.
If you're one of those "I don't burn, so I'm not going to get skin cancer" folks just know that studies show that protecting your children from significant sun exposure in the first 18 years of life can result in a 78% drop in skin cancer risk. SO COVER UP!
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) will issue a press release today announcing a new policy statement as well as detailed recommendations for safe sun practices which will help reduce the risk od skin cancer. safe sun exposure practices for children. The statement/report will be published in the March issue of Pediatrics.
If you've been wondering when infants' and children's liquid Tylenol, Motrin and Zyrtec would reappear on drugstore shelves, the answer is no time soon.
Today, I received a letter from McNeil Consumer Healthcare (Ironically addressed to Mrs. Bernstein, despite the fact that my husband was actually the one who spoke to McNeil on the phone to secure our refund!) to update me on the status of recalled products.
The gist of the letter is basically that they are "conducting a comprehensive quality review…and have identified corrective actions that we will take before we begin manufacturing at the plant where the recalled products were made" and that it take at least until the end of 2010 before they are able to begin selling these medications again.
There's nothing like signing on to your computer and finding out that the entire contents of your children's medicine cabinet has been recalled.
My 1 yr old, who has fever as a result of her Chicken Pox and MMR shots took Infant's Tylenol before bed an my 3.5 yr old takes Zyrtec every night before he goes to sleep. I'm not real thrilled right now, and am fighting the urge to bug the pediatrician at 11 o'clock at night.
For more information or to yell at the company for messing up again (?!) you can contact the company at 1-888-222-6036 (Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Eastern Time,
and Saturday-Sunday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern Time) or visit their website at www.mcneilproductrecall.com.
Did you know that, according to the National Center for Education Statistics, since 1993 only 53 to 58 percent of children ages three to five are read to at home on a daily basis?! I don't know about you, but I find that a pretty terrifying thought.
Since 1998, over 50 organizations along with parents and teachers all over the country have come together on Theodore Guisel's (aka Dr. Seuss) birthday to celebrate the importance of reading and to motivate children to read. According to the National Education Association, the government organization which sponsors Read Across America 45+ million children and adults are expected to participate nationwide this year!