Making Sure Your Child’s Toys are Safe
Making Sure Your Child’s Toys are Safe

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  • Toys should serve child development—without putting them at risk.
  • Verify toys are appropriate for your child's age and abilities.
  • Supervised play is the best way to protect children from harm.
Age-Appropriate Toys
Age-Appropriate Toys

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  • Parents today have access to the safest toys ever made.
  • Age recommendations do not guarantee that toys will match a child's needs or developmental level.
  • Parents must do their research to find toys appropriate for their children.
Want Happier Kids? There’s an App for That.
Want Happier Kids? There’s an App for That.

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  • Parents should focus on finding balance that works for their family, rather than time limits.
  • Technology solutions can help reinforce parenting efforts by consistently applying boundaries.
  • What's happening on screens is more important than how often they are switched on.
10 Safety Coloring Sheets for Kindergarteners
10 Safety Coloring Sheets for Kindergarteners

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  • Printable coloring sheets to help your children learn important rules for safety.
  • The coloring sheets are a companion to the free printable flashcards and memory game.
  • Rest easier in the knowledge that your child knows what to do when dangerous situations arise.
6 Vaccination Myths and Why They are Dangerous
6 Vaccination Myths and Why They are Dangerous

In 1796, Edward Jenner hypothesized that milkmaids’ apparent immunity to smallpox came from their repeated exposure to the similar but less-devastating cowpox. So, he scratched a milkmaid’s cowpox sore with a needle, then scratched a young local boy with it. Then he exposed the boy to smallpox and the boy did not get sick . … Continue reading “6 Vaccination Myths and Why They are Dangerous”

Ten Ways to Get Your Kids (and yourself) into Biking
Ten Ways to Get Your Kids (and yourself) into Biking
  • Biking is a great fitness activity for all ages, and Utah has a rich cycling community.
  • Family bike riding is not only possible the whole family, but an excellent way to bond and foster a love of fitness.
  • Teach children the rules of the road for safe cycling.
Sun Safety Tips for Children
Sun Safety Tips for Children
  • Children six months and younger should avoid sun exposure to prevent sunburn.
  • Covering up is the best line of defense against exposure to ultraviolet radiation.
  • High intensity activities lasting more than 15 minutes should be reduced when heat and humidity reach critical levels.
10 Safety Rules for Kindergarteners
10 Safety Rules for Kindergarteners
  • It is impossible to be at your child's side at every moment.
  • Instilling in children the means to keep themselves safe is a critical responsibility.
  • You'll rest easier in the knowledge that your child knows what to do when dangerous situations arise.
Social Media Bootcamp
Social Media Bootcamp
  • For most social media accounts, children should be 13 or older and be mature enough to make good choices online.
  • Commit to being proactive about your child’s use of social media.
  • Talk to your children about what is appropriate on social media and how to stay safe.
Is my child ready for social media?
Is my child ready for social media?
  • For most social media accounts, children should be 13 or older and be mature enough to make good choices online.
  • Commit to being proactive about your child’s use of social media.
  • Talk to your children about what is appropriate on social media and how to stay safe.

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