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What about childcare?

Is the question of childcare getting enough attention given all the other stresses created by the pandemic? Finding good, affordable childcare presented a major challenge even in pre-virus days for those working outside the home. Both the cost and quality of available childcare have been major obstacles to overcome. But how does childcare rate now […]

Important lifeskills for kids to know by age 10

With the right guidance an exuberant toddler who declares “I did it all by myself” can grow into a self-sufficient preteen who can handle household tasks and everyday activities with health self-esteem. The key is starting early and practicing the skills. “Repetition is an important element of learning. Teaching responsibilities and social manners takes time,” said Mary […]

Why youth sports may have an easier time returning to action than the pros

The latest plan to bring back Major League Baseball is 67 pages, with requirements for multiple daily temperature screenings for every player, and an estimated 10,000 COVID-19 tests every week. For the NBA, returning to play might mean convening players and coaches in one “bubble site,” perhaps in Florida or Las Vegas. But for the estimated 20 […]

Crayola launches box of crayons with diverse skin tones

No more green, red or blue people. Crayola is launching a box of crayons with different skin tones for children to “accurately color themselves into the world.” “Colors of the World” crayons, the company said in a statement, includes 24 new crayons designed to mirror and represent over 40 different skin tones. “With the world […]

Switch up family dinners with a family picnic

One of the simplest ways for families to bond and enjoy each other’s company is through food. While family dinners are important for the family dynamic, sitting at a dinner table every night can become mundane. If you are looking to break up the family dinner routine, try going outside and hosting a family picnic. […]

Tips to celebrate National Bike Month

Family bike rides have been a way to spend time together and get out of the house for a little while during the coronavirus pandemic. While families continue to practice social distancing during, they can still celebrate National Bike Month. Although the campaign usually encourages community events and gatherings, this year the League of American […]

Coronavirus: What’s the plan for opening Hersheypark?

Hersheypark has not opened yet for the season due to the novel coronavirus shutdown, but a spokesperson said they are working toward an early June reopening date. “Given the uncertainty created by the pandemic, the situation remains very fluid and there is still a great deal of unpredictability on the horizon,” said Garrett Gallia, vice president […]