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As we become increasingly reliant on digital content available on-demand, what happens to our repositories for printed material? The answer may be simpler than you think: Libraries aren’t just about books anymore. Most have shifted focus from their book collections to the communities they serve and adjusted their designs to match.

Library-sponsored programs, […]

Facts and Myths about Germs at School

Everybody seems to have an opinion about germs — what causes them, where they’re located, how to avoid them — especially when it comes to children.

Experts say that American children miss 22 million days of school annually due to colds, flu and other infections.

“Avoiding germs at schools isn’t as simple as just washing […]

Fun ways Fun Ways to Get Kids to Enjoy Math

For some kids, one of the toughest parts of the back-to-school season is getting back into the swing of math class. You can help ease the transition this fall and beyond by making math a wholly integrated part of the day.

Math plays a hidden role in so many aspects of daily life. By pointing […]

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. […]