June 2012

It’s a Kid’s Job
Playing Helps Kids Learn and Grow

Illustration of 2 kids playing on the monkey bars.

Research shows that active, creative play benefits just about every aspect of child development. Play, it turns out, is essential to growing up healthy. Read more about the benefits of playtime.

Catching a Cold When It’s Warm
What’s the Deal with Summertime Sniffles?

Illustration of a sick girl, with a red nose and a tissue, looking out the window at kids playing ball in the sunshine.

Summer’s a time to get away, get outside and have some fun. So what could be more unfair than catching a cold when it’s warm? Is there any way to dodge the summertime sniffles? Read more about summertime colds.

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