August is Child Eye Health and Safety Month

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August has arrived and a new school year is about to begin! In addition to immunizations and school orientations, it is highly recommended your child receive an eye examination before going back to school.  It is estimated that 80% of classroom education is taught visually.  The inability to see clearly affects academic and athletic performance and self-esteem. Read more at FriendsForSight.org

 

 

August is also National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM)

immunizationsNIAM is an annual observance held in August to highlight the importance of vaccination for people of all ages. NIAM was established to encourage people of all ages to make sure they are up to date on the vaccines recommended for them. Communities have continued to use the month each year to raise awareness about the important role vaccines play in preventing serious, sometimes deadly, diseases.  NIAM is sponsored by the National Public Health Information Coalition (NPHIC). For more information on the observance, visit NPHIC’s NIAM website.

 

 Things to Do with Kids in Klamath Falls

summer eventsAs summer begins to wind down and parents' thoughts begin to turn to back to school preparations, there are still fun things for families to do in the Klamath Basin.  Besides our various parks, the Klamath Falls area offers many different types of family activities, including: Bowling, Skating, Museums, Disc Golf courses and more.  Popular website TripBuzz found 21 things to do with kids in or near Klamath Falls, Oregon.  Click here to see their list

 

 

Youth Events at Klamath County Library

september youth events at Klamath County Library

Klamath County Library Youth Services presents many activities each month for young people.  Featured events for September include Camp Half-Blood, a Comics Workshop, All Ages Bingo, learn how to program at a new Coding Club, Teen Tech, Teen Anime Club, a Lego Club, Pokemon Go and much more!  Read more

 

Time to Make Plans for After School Childcare!

daycare​​​Although we hate to think about it, the new school season will be starting soon.  It's time to make plans! School clothes, school supplies, sports physicals, daycare....while not every parent will need someone to watch the kids after school, it is important to know that the person or service you choose to take care of them until you are off work is qualified and capable of the job.  Care.com offers 7 tips for choosing that all-important provider.  Click here to read them

 

 

This Month: Ten Summer Safety Tips

summer safetyJune, July, and August are more dangerous for children than other months, at least if we use deadly unintentional injuries as the measure. Nearly one-third of all fatal child injuries occur during these three months.  Given what is known about the most common fatal injuries, ChildTrends has compiled a list of Top Ten Summer Safety Tips for keeping the summer safe.   Despite media coverage, some things are not worth the same amount of worry.  Read more at ChildTrends.org

 

 

 

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