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Healthy & Safe Swimming Precautions

As Oklahomans gear up for a summer of fun activities on the water, the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) encourages everyone to observe healthy swimming behaviors as they increase their physical activity and enjoy their leisure time.

Great Summer Reads for Little Ones

We’ve heard so much about the summer slide for school-age kids and how we can keep our kids learning, but what about our smaller kids? There are plenty of opportunities to keep your youngest kids learning, too. Here are a few books to try!

Text4Baby Provides Free Health and Safety Tips for New Mothers

Text4Baby is a free service for expectant and new mothers providing text messages on prenatal care, baby health, parenting, and more. Other caregivers of infants are also encouraged to participate.

Listen to Your Mother Coming to OKC!

A national series of live readings that celebrates Mother’s Day and benefits local communities, Listen to Your Mother (LTYM) first began in 2010 under the direction of Ann Imig, who was inspired by the stories of bloggers at the BlogHer conference in 2009. From that first 2010 show in Madison, Wisconsin, LTYM in 2013 will be held in 24 cities across the country this spring, including Oklahoma City.

Explore the OKC Boathouse District’s New Youth Zone

The OKC Boathouse District recently unveiled its new Youth Zone, designed to inspire physical activity and improve health and wellness.

When Compliments Backfire: How to Give the Right Compliments to Kids

“You are so good at that!” you announce to the child, firmly believing that this warm praise is going to boost the child’s self-esteem and increase performance. But in study after study, and book after book, the widely accepted consensus is that complimenting your kids can cause lifelong problems and actually decrease performance, especially if you are dishing out the wrong type of compliments.

Pardon Our Error—The Goddard School Summer Camp

Pardon our error...On p. 42 of our April issue, we accidentally omitted the camp dates in the Summer Camp listing for The Goddard School on 6001 W. Covell Road in Edmond.

Advice to Help Children Prepare for Standardized Tests

In April, many Oklahoma children take a series of educational tests to determine how well they are learning the material taught in the classroom. Throughout the month, school-age children may take one or more Oklahoma Core Curriculum Tests (OCCT), and it’s important for parents to take an active role in helping their children prepare.

Smoothie Fundraiser to Benefit Edmond Schools

On Saturday, April 27 from 8:00am-9:00pm, 50 percent of all smoothie sales at Juiceblendz Café (1200 W Covell, Edmond) will be donated back to specific school sites within the Edmond Public School district.

Your Child and Brain Injuries

From playground accidents to teen car crashes, the fear of a child getting a brain injury is one every parent deals with. March is Brain Injury Awareness Month, when families and volunteers work together to educate and promote awareness about the 1.7 million brain injuries that occur each year. Here are some quick facts on brain injuries, how to spot them, and what to do about them.
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