Trampolines seem so great, especially now as families hunker down at home to stay safe from the coronavirus. It gets the kids off the screens, outdoors and exercising, all in the quarantined comfort of your own backyard. How could something that makes them so happy and active be bad? But there’s a dark side to […]
With schools and daycare centers closed for social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic, kids are spending more time at home than ever. Staying home is the best way to flatten the curve, but is your home safely prepared for having kids around 24/7? Heather Trnka, coordinator of the Safe Kids Coalition at Akron Children’s Hospital, […]
To the Medical Staff: Fred Rogers was a gift. As a Presbyterian pastor in his beloved Pittsburgh, he demonstrated a quiet strength and extraordinary compassion for people – especially children. In May 1969, he made the case for PBS as a vehicle for childhood education. He extolled what matters to children: Their need to develop trust, […]
I’ve recently come to the realization that babyproofing with a 2 year old in the house is a nearly impossible task. You’d think that since Sam is baby number 2 to come through the house we’d have everything totally babyproofed already.
The flicker and roar of a bonfire on a cool fall night is often the stuff of childhood memories — pleasant ones if a little common sense is used when building and enjoying the fire. In this Children’s Channel video podcast, Becky Mundy, RN, a burn center education coordinator at Akron Children’s Hospital, offers some […]
Detergent “pods” that look like marshmallows and gummy vitamins that are identical to their candy counterparts are part of a growing number of potential poisons that – to a child – may look good enough to eat.