March 2 is Dr. Seuss’ birthday and Read Across America Day. On this day that celebrates reading, here are our top 10 reasons that reading is important:
- Reading relaxes the body and calms the mind
- Reading is “brain food”
- Reading helps children be compassionate and develop empathy
The holidays are a time for spending with family and friends, not rushing to the emergency room. Whether you’re preparing to decorate your own home, or going to visit relatives or friends, keep the following tips in mind to help everyone have a merry and safe holiday.
If you decorate a tree, avoid these top decorating mistakes:
- Decorate with children in mind. Do not put ornaments that have small parts or metal hooks, or look like food or candy, on the lower branches where small children can reach them.
- Keep the glass ornaments off the tree until children are older as they can be easily broken.
Watch a miracle baby’s first weeks of life through the lens of UW Health photographer John Maniaci
Miracles happen every day at American Family Children’s Hospital.
This sound-slideshow, photographed and produced by UW Health photographer John Maniaci, provides a raw, unfiltered window into one of these miracle stories: Baby McKinnley Murray.
“My child is having problems learning in school. Is there something wrong with his eyes?” This is a very common question asked by parents and teachers alike when children seem to be struggling to learn at their grade level. Learning disabilities – including reading disabilities – are most commonly diagnosed in childhood. Perhaps as many as 2.6 million children are affected.
The official end of summer is usually celebrated on Labor Day or the first day of school. But for some people, the start of fall is signaled by an itch in the throat and a stuffy nose. The change of seasons can be miserable for kids (and parents) who suffer from seasonal allergies or hay fever.