Become one with the ice and snow and try out this ice science experiment from PBS to find out what makes ice melt the fastest.
Activities of the Week
Research also indicates that supportive, responsive relationships with caring adults as early in life as possible can prevent or reverse the damaging effects of toxic stress response. Be a supportive role model for your children and those in your community. One easy way to start is to listen when your children and others want to share their concerns and their successes.
BAM! Play a game, manage stress.
Life throws us all stressful situations, and learning to manage them in a healthy way is a key to long-term health. BAM! is a website from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention where nine through 13 year olds can get the information they need to make healthy lifestyle choices. The site focuses on topics kids identified as important to them—such as stress and physical fitness—using kid-friendly lingo, games, quizzes, and other interactive features.
Have a hard conversation with your teen.
Talk with your teen about suicide and pay attention to warning signs. Suicide is the third leading cause of death among youth 15 through 24 years of age. Find tips on what to look for and what to talk about on Health.NY.Gov.
Be a Super Sport.
Being active is important for grown-ups and for kids. Physical activity helps manage stress, improve general health, and can be a great way to spend time with your family. Looking for ideas? Consider classic games like hopstoch and freezetag - no gaming system required!
Try a prevent defense.
The saying goes that the best offense is a good defense, and the same is true for the flu! Get tips on protecting yourself and your family from the flu – like covering your nose and mouth when coughing – from Flu.gov.
Encourage frequent hand washing and set a good example to help prevent colds. Sing a quick song, like happy birthday, with young children to ensure through hand washing.. Be sure to dry your hands completely after washing them. Find more tips on staying well this winter, visit our Take Time Tips.
Brush up on healthy teeth – take the quiz!
A healthy smile is more than just a good look for family photos. Parents can take some simple steps to help make sure kids’ teeth and gums stay healthy. Test your knowledge with this quiz from the CDC Division of Oral Health.