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Articles in Household Safety and Summer Camp

To Be, or Not to Be … a Shakespeare Camper

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Shakespeare camp may not be top of mind for most parents — unless your child is already a budding Kenneth Branagh or Judi Dench. Based on the responses parents have sent to the San Francisco Shakespeare Festival about its camps, maybe it should be.... Read full article

Hand Washing and Wedding Rings

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YES, we know, wash away those hands and fingers for 20 seconds multiple times a day. But, after so much hand washing, my ring finger became irritated around my wedding rings. ... Read full article

6 Ways Camp Experience Influenced Adults

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How many kids do you think go to camp in the summer? According to the ACA (American Camp Association) website 14 million kids and adults attend camp every summer. Camp is an $18 billion industry. ... Read full article

Commonsense Approach to Kids and Cellphones

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Cellphones are now an integral part of our lives and the lives of the children we love and nurture. The introduction of any new technology or cultural trend is almost always accompanied by fear and warnings that life as we knew it is about to change,... Read full article

Poison Control and Ingestion Safety

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March is National Poison Prevention Month, and this is a great reminder to familiarize yourself with Poison Control and safety interventions to help keep your loved ones safe.  The goal of this campaign is to raise awareness around the multiple diffe... Read full article

Leaping into Learning

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The idea that we’ve removed recess in the name of giving children more time to work on skills that boost test scores is based on an absolute failure to understand the developmental link between play and healthy brains.... Read full article

Kids and Climate Without Tears

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Our kids have enough to worry about without adding the climate apocalypse—fires, mudslides, droughts, heat waves, hurricanes, and floods—to the list. I want the children in my programs to fall in love with the natural world...... Read full article

Where Have All the Children Gone?

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I worry that there there may be equal cause for alarm in a “silent summer” of backyards devoid of children’s voices. Parents used to have to shoo their kids outdoors to play. Now we hardly know that they are home. And that is not a good thing.... Read full article

The 2019 Top 5 Best STEM Summer Camps in Contra Costa County

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Here are the 2019 Top 5 Contra Costa County Best STEM Summer Camps as voted for by parents in Contra Costa County and throughout the San Francisco Bay Area... Read full article

The 2019 Top 5 Best Foreign Language and Cultural Immersion Summer Camps in Alameda County

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Here are the 2019 Top 5 Alameda County Best Foreign Language and Cultural Immersion Summer Camps as voted for by parents in Alameda County and throughout the San Francisco Bay Area... Read full article

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