June is Child Vision Awareness Month

june is child vision awareness monthDespite the fact that undetected and untreated vision problems can lead to serious academic, health and social problems, only 1 in 3 children receive an eye exam before entering school. Oftentimes, kids don’t even realize they have vision problems because they think everyone sees the world the same way they do. This is why regular eye exams and constant communication with your child about his or her vision is extremely important. Read more at blog.njoyvision.com external link

 

School's Out For Summer: Now What?

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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

 

Sleep Walking

black and white child cute 48794IIf you have ever noticed your up in the middle of the night acting a weird and unresponsive, don’t panic. Sleepwalking is common in children. If you see your child sleepwalking, instead of waking them up try to gentle guide them back to bed. Sleepwalking usually doesn’t just include walking, it can include sleep talking, opening doors, and other simple things. If you notice your child sleeping walking, it is important that you make sure that they don’t get into any trouble, because they likely don’t have a good sense of where they are. For more information on sleep walking, click here. 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 Lyme Disease

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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

 

Shoes vs. Feet debate

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Youth Events at Klamath County Library

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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:

June Youth Events at Klamath County Library

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