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Build Heart-Healthy Behaviors for Preschoolers at Home

A pressing concern like a global pandemic can quickly overshadow other important health challenges facing families. One is the issue of childhood obesity, a problem the slower pace of life brought on by COVID-19 could exacerbate. Numerous cardiovascular and mental health risks are associated with childhood obesity, and many experts …

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Mentors Matter

Can you make an extraordinary commitment to a child? What can you do to positively impact the lives of youth in Frederick County? This January, National Mentoring Month, is a good time to think about mentoring. Frederick’s Child spoke with Tiffany Reinhardt, associate executive director of mentoring at The Y …

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Fun Science Experiments for Kids

Not only are STEM activities great fun for kids, but they’re also educational. Best of all, they don’t necessarily require special supplies. Grab your pretend lab coat and start growing some beautiful crystals with the following science experiment from Mad Science of Washington, D.C. Crystal Star Ornament What you need: …

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Preparing Your Child for Kindergarten

Some of the most dramatic brain development occurs during the first three years of a child’s life. During this critical time children are acquiring their ability to think, speak, learn, and reason. According to the US Department of Education, the best way to nurture these young minds is to read …

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