Kid Zone

The Impact Kids Have Made by Volunteering

Volunteering in local communities is important and sometimes goes unnoticed. It is hard for adults and children alike to choose an organization to volunteer with and feel like the work being done is making a difference at all. Though it may not feel like the work you are doing or thinking about doing will…

Protective Eyewear for Extracurriculars

There are more and more extracurricular activities available to today’s youth almost daily. From tech-savvy activities like building robots and playing games on-screen to outdoor staples like baseball and soccer, there are so many things to choose from for adolescents. One thing that is not so commonly considered when choosing a new activity, though,…

Sunglasses on Kids are Just as Important as Sunscreen

Many parents take a lot of time and put a lot of effort into slathering sunscreen on their children before beach trips, outside ball games, and even playing outside, but a much fewer number of parents enforce the wearing of sunglasses for their children. In fact, a survey of 2,000 adults showed that 82%…

Sports Gear Mistakes You Could Be Making

  It falls under the caretaker umbrella to encourage children to join clubs and teams and participate in extracurricular activities. Some of these activities take place within the school, and some are found through community outreach sectors like church and local Recreation Departments. No matter how you participate, though, there are some costs associated…

Pink Shirt Day

  Bullying is growing in impact, especially among youth, all over the world. Back in 2007, two young boys decided to make a difference and take a stand against bullying by standing up for another boy at their school who was being teased and ridiculed for wearing a pink shirt. In a stance against…

The Benefit of Art for Kids

Many of us remember doing art projects at school and taking them home to display on the refrigerator or in some other prominent position around the house after being praised for a job well done by parents and caretakers. What we did not realize at the time was that working on those projects benefited…

How to Keep Kids Safe Online

Kids these days are growing up in a different age. Their world is filled with things many of us could not have dreamed of at their age. While it is an exciting time to be a child and grow up in a world full of technology, it is important for parents to be involved,…

National Letter Writing Day

Can you remember the last time you wrote a letter and sent it in the mail? Chances are it’s been a while. Over the years, letter writing has significantly declined. Modern technology has basically made handwritten letters obsolete. In the past, sending letters in the mail was the way you stayed in touch with…

National Handwashing Awareness Week

Children, in some circles, have the reputation for being sticky, messy, and/or really adept at spreading illnesses. Daycares and schools are breeding grounds for germs and sickness, and the immune systems of its occupants are still growing and learning to combat things like the common cold or even the flu. Dr. Will Sawyer (“Dr….

Teaching Your Kids Gratitude

Thanksgiving is upon us and we all know what that means. Family gathers from all over, friends come together, and a decadent feast is prepared for all to enjoy. While Thanksgiving may be regarded as an excuse to get together and eat to your heart’s content, it is also important to remember the reason…