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ReadBoston: Getting Kids Access to the World of Words

ReadBoston knows that one of the main obstacles to academic success is arriving at that first day in school without the necessary pre-reading skills.  So does Kars4Kids. Which is why ReadBoston is one of Kars4Kids’ newest small grant recipients. A nonprofit organization, ReadBoston is dedicated to improving early literacy skills in very young, inner-city Bostonians. …

The Adolescent Brain: Why Gray Matters

The adolescent brain fascinates scientists and scares the living daylights out of parents of teens, everywhere. The scientists are excited because they can now actually see what is happening inside the brain, thanks to better imaging techniques. Parents are terrified because they suspect that the difference between a teenager’s brain and an adult’s brain can …

Wildflower Camp Foundation Helps Families Bloom After Loss

Wildflowers are often the first sign that nature has rebounded after a devastating forest fire. This idea: that beauty can come in the face of devastation,  is the inspiration behind the creation of the Wildflower Camp Foundation, which sends bereaved children from the Greater Boston area to summer camp. Why summer camp? Losing a husband …

How to Stop Thumb Sucking In Older Children

Thumb sucking is a problem in the older child. Parents know that their children need to stop once they get to a certain age. But parents may not know an effective way to make help their children break the habit. After all, it isn’t easy to stop thumb sucking when a child has been doing …

SCOPE: Summer Camp Can Help Kids Stay in School

We love giving out  money to worthy organizations. Which is why we were very happy when SCOPE, which stands for Summer Camp Opportunities Promote Education, applied to the Kars4Kids small grant program. SCOPE has a unique mission, providing summer camp scholarships to kids who would otherwise be stuck in the city over the long, hot, …

Teach Your Child to Swallow Pills With 2 Methods That Really Work

Some children find it difficult to swallow pills. Just how many children have this problem is unknown. What we do know is that for most children who find it hard to swallow pills, the problem persists through the teenage years and even into adulthood. That’s if no one addresses the inability to swallow pills in …