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Be Burn Aware this Holiday Season

30 Nov

  By Elizabeth Fisher The holidays are a time filled with fun, family and festivities, but all those indoor activities, decorations and cooking can hold some hidden dangers, particularly for children. “Every holiday season we see children who have been injured in an accident at home and the result can be years of treatment and Continue Reading

Summer Burn Prevention

14 Jul

Burn prevention is vital year round. Follow these tips to help prevent burn-related injuries in children. Sunburns Keep infants under 6 months out of direct sun. Dress them in a hat and lightweight clothing protecting arms and legs. Apply minimal sunscreen with a SPF of at least 15 to small areas, like the face and Continue Reading

What Kids Need for a Mentally Healthy Summer

22 Jun

  By Tanya Peterson Summer is about to begin in earnest. Those adults who have children in their lives likely have a checklist of summer necessities to keep kids healthy. Sunscreen, bug spray, water bottles, Band-Aids, and other such necessities will help kids stay physically healthy and well through the summer. What about a checklist Continue Reading

Summer 2016: Free Fun Fridays in Massachusetts

8 Jun

  Check out Highland Street Foundation’s Free Fun Fridays schedule for 2016.  June 24 Tanglewood Lyric Stage Company of Boston Clark Art Institute MASS MoCA Worcester Art Museum Children’s Museum at Holyoke International Volleyball Hall of Fame The Mount: Edith Wharton’s Home July 1 Boston Children’s Museum The Sports Museum Heritage Museums & Gardens Falmouth Continue Reading

Get More Value for Less

6 Jun

  By Amber Wojcek It’s no surprise that budget is likely one of the top considerations when you’re making travel decisions, and hotel rooms are some of the biggest expenses you can incur on a trip. There are a lot of choices when choosing a hotel, from price and amenities to location and experience. Often, Continue Reading

Swimming Tips from Olympic Athletes

13 May

USA Swimming Foundation ambassadors and Olympic medalists Missy Franklin, Cullen Jones,Jessica Hardy, Mel Stewart, Nathan Adrian and Jason Lezak are proud to share the following tips about safe water practices: “It’s not always easy for someone who is not comfortable in the water to take a swimming lesson. Be sure not to force it but Continue Reading

Rainy Day Activities

13 Apr

We asked: What’s your favorite family rainy day activity? Homemade ball pit in the basement. – Lisa Mary Venuti Finish my scribble game (I created it) or when I can’t get kids off their technology, I join them! Draw Something is great and they love Words with Friends. There are many apps we can all play Continue Reading

Weather Watchers

11 Apr

Particularly useful if you’re trapped inside the house on a rainy day, if you have a kid who’s interested in weather, the Magical Inflating Balloons experiment will help teach them how the heat and the cold cause things to expand and contract. This is a fun activity in warm and cool weather. Here’s how to Continue Reading

Happy Holidays!

6 Apr

  Right now you’re thinking, “Happy Holidays – are they off their rockers?” While we’re well past the chaos of last year’s winter holiday season and have plenty of time before the craziness starts again for 2016, there are a slew of silly and not-so-silly holidays during the month of April that simply shouldn’t go Continue Reading

Water Safety Tips

9 Mar

Whether it’s the eagerly-anticipated return of sunshine and warm weather days spent in the pool or at the beach, below are some tips to help keep your family safe in the water:watch Goosebumps movie online now Basic water safety. Walk, don’t run, around pools. Learn how to go underwater. Not panicking when inadvertently going underwater Continue Reading