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Sep

03

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Look to Libraries in Times of Crisis

Posted by on September 3rd, 2020 0 comments Tags: , , ,

The Association of Library Service to Children (ALSC) created the resource #LookToLibraries to help librarians, parents, and caregivers to provide resources to children that promote mental well-being during times of uncertainty and change. Resources include tips for modeling safe use of digital devices and recommended reading lists to help children learn and cope.

Posted in: Children and Teens, Mental Health, Websites

Sep

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Physical Education Curriculum Analysis Tool

Posted by on September 1st, 2020 0 comments Tags: , , , , ,

The HHS Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Healthy Schools has launched an online version of the Physical Education Curriculum Analysis Tool (PECAT), a free self-assessment and planning guide that helps school districts and schools conduct a clear, complete and consistent analysis of physical education curricula. The online PECAT is aligned with the National… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Health Information, Websites

Aug

11

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Cyber Safety Resources for Children and Families

Posted by on August 11th, 2020 0 comments Tags: , , ,

More and more of our time is spent online and though the internet is an excellent way for children to learn, connect with friends, and have fun, but it can also be a confusing and overwhelming place at times. From cyberbullying to phishing scams, kids need to understand how to navigate the risks they face… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens

Aug

06

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Activity Books Teach about Nutrition in Ojibwe/English

Posted by on August 6th, 2020 0 comments Tags: , , , ,

Minwanjige, Mino-bimaadizi (Eat Well/ Live Well) activity books provide children with coloring pages, nutrition facts, recipes, and more in Ojibwe and English. The activity books are free to download from the University of Minnesota, Duluth and are available for Kindergarten and 1st-2nd Graders. These books were created by Anna Wirta Kosobuski, Rachel King-Siert, Teague Goodsky,… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Minority Health Concerns, Multilingual, Public Library

Jul

14

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Tox Town Science Classroom

Posted by on July 14th, 2020 0 comments Tags: , ,

Looking for resources to learn about environment and health for middle school students? Explore the National Library of Medicine’s Tox Town Science Classroom to find lesson plans/activities, interactive games, hands on activities, videos, informational websites and more. Tox Town offers high quality consumer-level non-technical information about connections between chemicals, the environment, and the public’s health. … Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Websites

Jul

14

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NIH Scientist Game™ app

Posted by on July 14th, 2020 0 comments Tags: , , ,

Students age 10 and up now have a fun way to experience the excitement of advancing science and health and exploring a research career. The NIH Center for Scientific Review (CSR) has just released the NIH Scientist Launch Game™ app. “Our app breaks new ground in STEM education,” said Dr. Noni Byrnes, Director of NIH… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens

Jun

09

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USDA Summer Food Program

Posted by on June 9th, 2020 0 comments Tags: , , ,

The USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) Summer Food Service Program offers funding on a per-meal basis to organizations providing meals to low-income children during the summer. Families can use the Summer Meal Site Finder to find local providers, and community organizations that would like to become a Summer Meal Site can contact their state’s USDA Food… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens

May

12

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Migraine Trainer app

Posted by on May 12th, 2020 0 comments Tags: , , , , , , ,

Do you experience migraines? You’re not alone. According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), about 12% of the U.S. population experiences migraines and occur in both children and adults. Migraines may seem random, but there are many factors that might cause them, including stress, certain foods, and too much or too… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Chronic Disease, Health Information

May

07

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Webinar: Virtual Programs for Preschoolers: How to encourage wellness, movement & creativity

Posted by on May 7th, 2020 0 comments Tags: , , , ,

Are you interested in virtual storytimes, dance parties, and other wellness activities for ages 0-6? This webinar, hosted by the National Network of Libraries of Medicine Greater Midwest Region, will offer tips & tricks for presenting digitally, partnering with community organizations, and igniting kid’s imagination with wellness-themed programs. Virtual Programs for Preschoolers: How to encourage… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Webinars

Apr

14

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April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month

Posted by on April 14th, 2020 0 comments Tags: , , , ,

The HHS Administration for Children and Families (ACF) Children’s Bureau recognizes April as National Child Abuse Prevention Month with the theme, “Strong and Thriving Families.” Visit the ACF website for a resource guide, tip sheets, social media graphics/messaging and more. Prevent Child Abuse America provides parenting tips, activity toolkits, statistics, reports and other resources on child abuse… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Health Information

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