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Sensory Play: It’s Summer!

Sensory play is about playing games that stimulate the senses. Children use their senses to understand the world they live in. Sight, smell, hearing, touch, and taste offer different ways for children to experience their surroundings. Sensory play is also important for developing the senses themselves. As children use their senses, they learn how to …

National SAVE: Bully Prevention Not Intervention

It’s the kind of email we love to send out: “Congratulations! I am pleased to inform you that National Save has been awarded a $500 small grant from Kars4Kids! Your organization appears to be doing incredible work in furthering the mission of violence prevention in schools and communities, creating more conducive learning atmospheres. We are …

Purposeful Parenting Month: A Time to Learn and Grow

Purposeful Parenting Month is upon us. That’s because the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services decided that July would be it, the designated month for purposeful parenting. Why July? Because that’s when kids are home for the long summer vacation. That means that parents have a chance to really talk with their children and have productive …

Gary Comer Youth Center: Providing Neighborhood Youth with Opportunities

The Gary Comer Youth Center is, at first glance, a tangle of contradictions. It’s a state of the art building—an architectural thing of beauty—smack dab in the middle of a neighborhood known for its poverty and crime. It’s a center for inner youth founded by the guy who started Lands’ End, purveyor of the preppiest …

Talking to Kids About the Orlando Pulse Massacre

Talking to kids about the Orlando Pulse Massacre—and yes, that’s what I call it, a massacre—is one of the most difficult things you’ll ever have to do. And talk about it, you will. You’ll have no choice. Because it’s been plastered all over the news. It’s what people are talking about. Unless you blindfold your …

This is How Much Sleep Kids Need to Be Healthy

How much sleep do kids need to be at their best? It’s a question parents struggle with when their children beg to sleep just a little longer on school days. Letting them sleep in means letting them be tardy for school. But letting them sleep in means healthier, happier kids, more able to take in …