With poses named shavasana, halasana and chaturanga, yoga may seem mysterious to those who have never practiced. In this Children’s Channel video, Beatrica Kovacova, a physical therapy assistant at Akron Children’s Hospital, shares her thoughts on how this ancient Indian discipline can benefit budding yogis of all ages.
Constipation is a very common problem in kids. Common culprits are diet, not enough fluids or a lack of physical activity. But when it comes to toddlers, this finicky bunch may ignore the urge to go because they don’t want to stop playing a fun game or they are afraid of toilets, causing the stool […]
There’s nothing cuter than a bunch of preschoolers running around chasing after a ball – or each other. But is it a good idea – or a waste of time – to start the under-5 crowd on organized sports so young? “It depends on the way the sport is presented,” said Cortney Myer, the supervising […]
May flowers are often not the only things blooming after April showers. “The allergens from some springtime flowers can also lead to some pretty severe allergy symptoms in children,” said Tracy Rife, RN, BSN, AE-C, asthma and easy breathing program coordinator at Akron Children’s Hospital. “But with proper precautions and treatment, your child could be […]
For active and bubbly McKenna Hale, a typical day would start and end with a glass of milk. Her parents, much like many, never thought twice when she asked for a glass. It wasn’t until a whirlwind trip to the pediatrician, emergency room (ER) and hematology inpatient unit at Akron Children’s did they realize […]
Toddlers do the most adorable things: Give unexpected hugs, squeal with laughter and cuddle up to you when they’re tired. But as any parent of a toddler will tell you, they also do some not-so-adorable things, like kick, scream … or even bite. “Biting can be a way for toddlers to get attention or express […]