July is National Park and Recreation Month

fireworksDiscover the power of play and adventure. For children and adults, play is a vital part of our mental wellbeing, physical health and personal interactions. The National Recreation and Park Association challenges everyone to "get their play on" with their local parks and recreation. Whether it’s summer camp, a sports league, exploring a trail, Zumba class, meeting friends on the playground, playing in the park, or discovering nature — parks and play go hand in hand.


School's Out For Summer: Now What?

School's out for Summer!

It's the end of another school year!  No need to get up early in the mornings, nothing to do but play -- at least for kids.  Which can sometimes cause issues for parents who still have to go to work.  If your child is old enough to be on his or her own during the day that's one thing, but if you need to find good childcare, that can be a challenge of its own.  Care.com presents seven options to consider for summer child care. external link


Avoiding Heat-Stress

blue bright clouds 3768As the Summer continues, temperatures begin to rise. It’s important for you and your child that keep cool and avoid Heat stress. The place that children die from heatstroke most often is inside a hot car. It’s important to make sure your kid doesn’t get left in the car as well as keeping them hydrated when they are exercising during a hot day.Here are some more tips on how you can prevent your child from getting Heat stroke. external link


Summer Travel Tips for Family Vacations

travel with kidsPlanning on taking your family on a vacation this summer?  So much to plan for, so much to overlook... but so much to enjoy!  This resource from Parents Magazine offers forty-five tips that you might find helpful, especially if you have young travelers in your family, and can help your vacation to be 100% fun and relaxing for all. Or, as close to 100% as possible.  Read all about it at Parents.com external link


Protecting you and your kids from the UV rays

boys childhood children 51349As Summer begins, the sun's the bright light invites us outside to enjoy the warm weather. Unfortunately, the sun’s rays can be harmful to be body, and spending too much time can lead to serous health risks, like skin cancer. Luckily, there are lots of ways to prevent damage from the sun and still enjoy outdoors. Staying in the shade, applying sunscreen, and wearing long sleeved clothing are all ways you can prevent harmful exposer of the sun. For more information about the steps you can take to prevent you and your children from overexporsure to the sun, Click here. external link



Preventing Drowning

activity beauty blue 61129If you are planning on going to the pool, lake, or pond this summer, the concern of drowning has already come across your mind. The danger of drowning doesn’t just exist in big bodies of water however, especially for children under a year old. Bathtubs, buckets of water, even the toilet are potential drowning hazards. The most important thing is watch when your children are around places they could drown and know the signs of drowning so that you can get help as quickly as possible. For more information click here! external link



Child Safety: Make Summer Safe for Kids

swimming safetySummer is a great time for kids to enjoy different indoor and outdoor activities. Whether they are young children or teens, learn ways to keep your kids safe and healthy while they enjoy summer fun. The Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website offers timely tips on how to master water safety, beat the heat and sun, keep mosquitoes and ticks from bugging your child, prevent injuries, and stop violence. Click here to read more. external link


Playground Saftey

colors empty equipment 133458Playgrounds are a fun way to get your child outside and exercising. Of course, like anything, there are a few things you should try to watch for. For example, make sure that the slides are not to hot to slide down, material such as metal, rubber, and plastic can become dangerously hot on warm sunny days. Teach kids not to play too close to the swings while they are in use. And of course, an adult should always be supervising. Here are some more good tips from American Academy of Pediatrics about Playground safety. external link


Youth Events at Klamath County Library

July Youth event

Each month, Klamath County Library Youth Services presents many activities for families and young people of all ages.  These events are listed in a monthly information article published by the library with descriptions, dates and times of each activity.  We at The Children's Clinic encourage you to get your children involved in reading and fun, and are proud to provide links to each month's article as well as to the library's website:

July Youth Events at Klamath County Library

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