NLI’s Ideas for Summer Play

The Natural Learning Initiative has some great ideas for summer play. They offer some great ways to help give young children safe play time outdoors, even in the heat: Offering water play Incorporating fans Providing temporary shade Staying hydrated Adjusting the...

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Parents Often Misperceive Their Obese Children As “About the Right Weight”

According to a NYU Lagone Medical Center study, 95% percent of parents who have overweight children ages 2 to 5 do not consider their children to be overweight. In response to this survey’s results, Dr. Natalie Azar remarked, “Parents have...

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Preschoolers More Likely to Eat Vegetables If…

they watch a video of other children eating their vegetables. A recent study indicates that the young children are positively influenced by their peers through role modeling of eating vegetables. Staiano's team randomly assigned 42 youngsters, ages three to five, to watch...

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Breastfeeding Friendly Child Care Designations

N.C.'s Breastfeeding-Friendly Designations Go To Eleven Child Care Centers The N.C. Department of Health and Human Services' Division of Public Health (DPH) launched its fourth North Carolina Breastfeeding-Friendly Child Care Designations on October 8, 2015, awarding the distinction to eleven...

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Smart Start’s Approach to Building State & Local Networks

Smart Start is a living laboratory of state and local system-building efforts that bring together all the people involved in a young child’s life—families, teachers, doctors, caregivers, social workers, and many others—to ensure every child has all they need...

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