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    Pre-Schoolers: August 2007

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    Sleep and Pre-Schoolers


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    Sleep helps kids grow strong and healthy. Preschoolers typically sleep about 10 to 12 hours during each 24-hour period, but there's no reason to be rigid about which 10 to 12 hours these are. At this stage, the important thing is to help your child develop good habits for getting to sleep.


    Establishing a Bedtime Routine
    A bedtime routine is a great way to ensure that your preschooler gets enough sleep. Here are a few things to keep in mind when you're setting up that routine:


    * Include a winding-down period during the half hour before bedtime.
    * Stick to a bedtime, alerting yo ... Continue reading Sleep and Pre-Schoolers.


    Toy Recall Update: Mattel Recalls 9 Million Toys


    Mattel is voluntarily recalling 9 million of its toys - including Sarge brand cars; Batman action figures; and Barbie, Doggie Daycare, and Polly Pocket play sets - because of hazards to children, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced Aug. 14.

    The 7.3 million play sets and 1.5 million die cast cars, all made in China, either could have lead paint or contain small, powerful magnets that can be swallowed. According to the CPSC, if more than one magnet is swallowed, they could cause intestinal damage and other injuries.

    Mattel is voluntarily recalling 9 million of its toys - including Sarge brand cars; Batman action figures; and Barbie, Doggie Daycare, and Polly Pocket play sets - because of hazards to children, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced Aug. 14.

    The 7.3 million play sets and 1.5 million die cast cars, all made in China, either could have lead paint or contain small, powerful magnets that can be swallowed. According to the CPSC, if more than one magnet is swallowed, they could cause intestinal damage and other injuries.

    The announcement comes just weeks after Mattel's Fisher-Price brand recalled from stor ... Continue reading Toy Recall Update: Mattel Recalls 9 Million Toys.


    Playground Safety


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    Playgrounds and outdoor play equipment can provide your child with fun, fresh air, and exercise, but they can also pose some safety hazards. Faulty equipment, improper surfaces, and careless behavior are just a few of the dangers that cause children on playgrounds to visit hospital emergency departments.


    Each year, more than 200,000 kids are treated in hospital ERs for playground-related injuries. Many of these injuries could have been prevented with the proper supervision.


    You can make the playground a place that's entertaining and safe for your child by checking equipment for potential hazards and fol ... Continue reading Playground Safety.


    Choosing Quality Child Care That is Right for You and Your Child


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    By Tonya Holt, Owner/Operator Primrose School of Woodbury


    Working parents' most difficult task is leaving their children in someone else's care. Ideally, many parents would stay at home with their children. However, financial circumstances or the desire to return to careers makes this impossible for many parents. Other parents may explore educational child care to ensure that their child has a quality foundation for learning. Whatever the reason, the process of choosing a preschool or child care center can be stressful. It is important for parents to know what to look for in a good child care center.


    C ... Continue reading Choosing Quality Child Care That is Right for You and Your Child.