10 Reasons to Incorporate Audiobooks into Your Road Trips
10 Reasons to Incorporate Audiobooks into Your Road Trips

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  • Audiobooks can simplify entertainment for family trips.
  • They provide an engaging whole-family, whole-vehicle activity.
  • Listening to audiobooks is a great way to encourage literary enjoyment and contribute to literacy in children.
How can I protect my family from Zika virus?
How can I protect my family from Zika virus?
  • Mosquito season in Utah runs from mid-spring through early autumn.
  • Zika is primarily spread through the bite of infected mosquitoes, though the virus can also be spread through sexual contact.
  • Traditional mosquito bite avoidance methods are the most effective for preventing the spread of Zika.
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.
Why good parents leave their children in hot cars
Why good parents leave their children in hot cars
  • Leaving your baby in the car on a hot day for even a few minutes is enough to cause heat stroke.
  • Parents are more likely to forget their children when their habit memory system suppresses their prospective memory system.
  • Don't assume you are immune to mistakes, set in place a reminder for when your child is in the car with you.
Preventing dehydration in children
Preventing dehydration in children

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  • Children are at the highest risk for dehydration when they are sick or when it is hot outside.
  • It is easier and healthier to keep your body hydrated than having to play catch up later.
  • If your child is showing signs of dehydration you need to rehydrate your child right away.
Play it safe in the water
Play it safe in the water

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  • Drowning is the leading cause of injury-related death for children 1 to 4 years old, and ranks third for children 19 and under.
  • Protect your children by watching them constantly whenever they are around any type of water.
  • Learning CPR will help you know what to do if there is an emergency.
Summer brings 100 deadliest days of the year
Summer brings 100 deadliest days of the year

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  • The 100 days between Memorial Day and Labor Day are the deadliest for children and adolescents.
  • In the U.S., motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of injury-related death for ages 5 to 24.
  • Drowning is the leading cause of injury-related death for children ages 1 to 4, and ranks third for children 19 and under.
Reading over the summer
Reading over the summer

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  • Some readers are late bloomers, but there is a lot that parents can do to help awaken a love of reading.
  • Put away the electronic devices and use time in the car or while waiting for reading.
  • Letting your children pick out what they want to read at the library increases the chances that they will read it.
  • Find books at your child's reading level.
Planning an active vacation
Planning an active vacation

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  • Reduce distractions by unplugging from electronic devices.
  • Be brave and reach outside your comfort zone to try something new.
  • Be sure to make time for naps or a little rest to recharge everybody's batteries.
  • When planning your vacation look for things you can do in the area that are active, whether it is a walking tour of the city or a hike in the great outdoors.
Hay Fever
Hay Fever

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  • Hay fever is caused by common allergens like mold, pollens, pet dander, or dust mites.
  • The symptoms of hay fever are often confused with cold symptoms, but hay fever is an allergic reaction and isn't caused by a virus.
  • Allergic rhinitis not only makes you feel miserable, it can interfere with your sleep, worsen asthma symptoms, or cause sinusitis or ear infections.

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