Ohio’s Baby Box program, which includes a durable cardboard box that can be used as a baby’s bed for the first months of life, launched earlier this year with local partners including University Hospitals (UH) MacDonald Women’s and Rainbow Babies & Children’s hospitals to distribute boxes to parents.
Children with varying learning styles and abilities learn together in a safe, supportive environment where respect and appreciation for differences is encouraged. This 30-minute storytime, followed by a time for socialization, is designed for children who may not be successful in a typical storytime experience. Content is geared toward ages 3 to 7, but all ages are welcome. Siblings also may attend, but must register separately.
The Netflix show “13 Reasons Why” has been a topic of interest among teens, national media and adults. It depicts a series of tapes created before a teen’s suicide. The graphic nature of the content, including scenes of sexual violence and suicide, has experts and school districts cautioning parents about the program.
Bottle flipping is so 2016 for kids right now. The new craze? Fidget Spinners. They’ve been seen at school, plus local baseball fields, parks, and playgrounds. This airplane propeller-like toy (which ranges in price from $3-$10) was originally created to relieve stress for kids and adults, along with provide a calming or focus tool for those with attention disorders.
Sometimes it’s difficult to keep up with housecleaning chores. But imagine staying on top of laundry, dishes and floors without the time-saving appliances we often take for granted. Simple maintenance on your washers and dryers, dishwashers, and vacuum cleaners ensures you get the most life out of these indispensable helpers. Read on for a few tips: