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Forget The Screens, Parents. Try These Old-School Games to Connect With Your Kids.

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

From The Washington Post: ““Without some intentional assertiveness, the pattern is likely to erode into grazing eating, isolated social media, or binge-watching moderately interesting shows while double-screening and having no meaningful interaction.” Read the full article here. View more articles here.

Study: How Often You Hold Your Baby Actually Affects their DNA

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

From Tampa Bay Times: “A new study shows that the amount a baby is touched can leave lasting, measurable effects — not just on behavior or growth, but all the way down to the molecular level of the DNA.” Read the full article here. View more articles here.

Florida May Have a Plan to Help More Children Get Health Insurance

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

From Tampa Bay Times: “The state Agency for Health Care Administration wants $16.3 million to help insure an additional 22,000 children in the Florida Healthy Kids program and lower the costs for some children already in the program.” Read the full article here. View more articles here.

Child Care Providers Unsure About State Funding

Monday, December 17, 2018

From Sarasota Herald-Tribune: “A new software system the Office of Early Learning installed in July remains not fully operational, leaving childcare centers across the state wondering if they are receiving the right payments for their services.” Read the full article here. View more articles here.

Would You Send Your Kids to School in the Woods?

Monday, December 17, 2018

From USA Today: “This Kentucky classroom has no computers, toys or walls. Instead, students are surrounded by an abundance of oak and maple trees and a bubbling creek. In the spring, butterflies and honey bees are their constant companions.” Read the full article here. View more articles here.