Category Archives: Parentown KidSmart

Kidsmart – August 2017

Finding the right backpack is essential.

It is a valuable component of back-to-school shopping. Children may have their own ideas of what’s in style, but parents should look for backpacks that are functional before factoring in style. Marrying form and function together can be challenging, but it’s necessary to prevent students from developing back problems. […]

KidSmart – July 2017

Tips For Protecting Your Family Against Bug Bites

Unfortunately, bug bites are more than just a nuisance. They can trigger allergic reactions in some people, and may transmit diseases like Zika Virus, Dengue Fever, West Nile Virus and Lyme Disease. Taking these precautions this summer can help the whole family stay bite-free.

DRAIN THE […]

How To Keep Kids Engaged Over School Breaks

Children in North America will spend, on average, more than 900 hours attending school in a given year. The average school year in the United States lasts 1,016 hours, the equivalent of 42 continuous days. According to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, many developed countries begin their academic years in September and end […]

KidSmart – April 2017

Dental Health Is Important for Children’s Baby Teeth

Parents and caregivers may be underestimating the importance of dental care for children’s “baby teeth.” According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, only 63 percent of children ages two to four see the dentist at least annually.

Most dental benefits cover preventive care visits twice […]

Kidsmart – March 2017

Create Kids-friendly Spaces At Home

Maintaining a home that is welcoming and kid-friendly can be challenging. Kids are full of energy and oftentimes put fun ahead of tidiness. But no matter how energetic their youngsters are, parents can still employ several strategies to ensure their homes are both sophisticated and child-friendly.
Consider an open […]

KIDSMART – FEBRUARY 2016

Fire and Fireplace Safety Tips For Winter

Winter is the coziest time of year. It’s also a time of year that can pose specific safety risks, especially around the use of candles, fire and heating products.

In 2015, one home structure fire was reported every 86 seconds, according to the National Fire Protection Association. To […]

Ways To Prevent The Flu

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Americans suffer from one billion colds annually. While adults catch an average of two to three colds per year, children suffer even more, especially during cold season.
“The cold and flu are both highly contagious viral infections,” said Dr. Keri Peterson, a Manhattan- based physician. […]

PARENTOWN’S KIDSMART – DECEMBER 2016

Learn about product recalls for safe holiday giving
Shopping for the perfect gift and then hiding it under the tree adds to the excitement of the holiday season. Knowing the recipient will display a big smile when tearing away the wrapping paper makes gift givers feel good.
Each year, certain gifts emerge as […]

Smart Nutrition Tips for Healthy Families

Nutrition is important for everyone, but especially for children, as it is directly linked to all aspects of their growth and development. Childhood obesity affects 1 in 6 children and adolescents in the United States. Though associated with elevated risks of high cholesterol, high blood pressure, bone and joint problems and sleep apnea, among other […]

4 Important STEM Education Innovations

For the past 25 years, there has been an increased focus on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education in the United States, but that’s just the beginning. According to the Department of Commerce, STEM occupations are projected to grow by 17 percent from 2008-2018, compared to 9.8 percent growth for non-STEM occupations. Not only […]