Wiggle, Giggle, and Shake starting on Mondays on April 3rd

Intergenerational programming helps bring seniors and children together to form fun and meaningful relationships through music, story time, and activities. Both groups have so much learning from each other that the result of this program is always wonderful. It is amazing to watch the relationships grow every week between the residents and the families. We […]

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I’m worried that my child isn’t growing the way he should. Should I bring it up to my child’s doctor?

Yes. Always share any worries you have with your child’s doctor. If you feel like your worries aren’t being taken seriously, don’t be afraid to bring it up again. Many signs of developmental delays aren’t obvious. Trust your gut. Get tips on how to talk to your child’s doctor about development at: https://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/actearly/pdf/help_pdfs/cdc_talktodoctor.pdf

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Injury Data Fact Sheets

The Children’s Safety Network (CSN) has released state-by-state injury data fact sheets for 2016 that contain analyses of childhood injury fatalities and hospitalizations. Each sheet includes a description of the intent, mechanisms, incidence, and rates of hospital-admitted injury; a summary of the top five leading causes of injury fatalities and hospitalizations; and information on the […]

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Back-to-school food safety tips

Students will soon be heading back to school, and many of them will be carrying lunches packed at home. Barbara Ingham, food science specialist with the University of Wisconsin-Extension and UW-Madison, has some tips to help ensure that your child’s home-packed lunches are always safe to eat. Wash your hands and areas used to prepare […]

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New Report– Parenting Matters: Supporting Parents of Children Ages 0-8

A committee of experts—convened by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine—was assembled to examine the state of the science with respect to parenting knowledge, attitudes, and practices that support positive parent-child interactions and healthy development of children ages 0–8; strategies for supporting parents and helping them engage in parenting practices associated with healthy […]

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Keeping Kids Safe on the Road

Summer means family road trips! Everyone travels somewhere over the summer, even if it is just around town. Whether you are driving 3 miles or 300, you should always be sure to keep kids safe on the road. Regulations on proper car seats and booster seats can be confusing for many parents. The good news […]

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Prevent Child Heatstroke in Cars

Heatstroke is one of the leading causes of death among children. Whether you’re a parent, caregiver or bystander of a child left in a car, it’s important to understand risk factors contributing to child heatstroke. Test your knowledge to see how much you know about child heat stroke.

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Outdoor Safety

During the summer months, many people spend a greater amount of time outdoors. Be sure you are following safe practices, especially with children, when participating in activities such as fireworks, boating, bicycling and swimming.

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5-2-1-0 Resources for Families

As a parent, what you do makes a difference in your family! Research shows that kids model their parents’ behaviors and attitudes. Kids learn to be physically active and to eat well by watching those around them, and even small changes can make a big difference. Here are a variety of resources to help you and […]

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