Sheree Welch

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Don't Use Sunscreen Spray on Your Kids!

Those sunscreen sprays may be handy, but could they be dangerous for your kids? That's the concern behind an ongoing Food and Drug Administration investigation, which is looking into whether inhaling the spray ingredients could be harmful to your health.<p>And that's why <i>Consumer Reports</i> is now …

Overscheduling Kids Could Slow Development of Problem-Solving Skills

If you ever needed an excuse not to sign up for soccer and karate and piano lessons, here it is: A new study published in <i>Frontiers in Psychology</i> suggests that overscheduling kids impairs their ability to develop executive functions. (That's a series of essential skills, including self direction, …

Math and Reading Skills Are Affected by the Same Genes

A point against the idea that there's a good-at-math gene you're lacking—scientists have discovered that many of the genes that influence a child's math ability also impact their skill at reading. The study, published in the journal Nature Communications, compared DNA and math and reading test …

Are Overprotective Moms Hurting Kids' Health?

Moms who are overprotective of their children--especially in the arena of avoiding risks in physical activity--may actually be increasing their kids' risk of health problems, specifically obesity. A longitudinal study conducted by Australian researchers found that moms who are overprotective tend …

Moms: Your Fitness Level Will Impact Your Kids'

Moms who lead active lifestyles and get regular physical exercise tend to have children who are also physically active, according to a new study conducted by British researchers. Importantly, the study could not definitively conclude that the correlation only went into the mother-to-child …

Include Kids with Disabilities in the Classroom for Language Benefits

A new study that followed 670 preschool-aged children in Ohio for a year is urging that integrating children with disabilities, who are enrolled in special education programs in school, into regular-ability classrooms may have a remarkable impact on the special needs' kids language skills over the …

Preemies and Brain Development: A New Study Says They Catch up by the Teen Years

Babies who are born prematurely are monitored closely to track their development, especially their cognitive development, as they grow. A new study published in The Journal of Pediatrics has found that most of these babies, by the time they are teens, are able to perform in cognitive tests as well …

The Lasting Effects of Preschool Depression

It's sad enough to consider the fact that very young children can suffer from depression, but a new study published in <i>The American Journal of Psychiatry</i> shows that there's even more reason to be concerned about the condition.<p>Researchers from Washington University in St. Louis found that "preschool …

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Soccket Ball Turns Playtime into Power

Share<p>The Soccket soccer ball turns the energy of motion, or kinetic energy, into electricity. When someone plays with the ball, a mechanism inside …

Photo Tips and Tricks

Color or black and white? Artsy or newsy? Doesn't matter: We love photography—and so do you! That's why all of our great photo stuff is now in one easy-to-find place.<p>Whether you're looking for videos, lighting tips, settings help, expert advice, or photos by kids like you, we've got what you need …

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Green Eggs and Ham Is Latest Dr. Seuss Classic to Hit the iPad

<b>Green Eggs and Ham</b> – one of the most popular children’s books of all time – is now available as an eBook for the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch.<p>Like many of Dr. Seuss’ works, this is a timeless classic that I remember my brother and I loving when we were kids, and one that is now a favorite of my …

The coolest apps for tweens and big kids: Editors Best Tech of 2012

The older our kids get, the more picky they get about their apps. For kids in the 7 and up range, we love these Android and iOS apps for their …

National Geographic Kids Chapters: Tiger in Trouble!

• <b>Author:</b> Kelly Milner Halls<p>Follow the journey of Nitro, a tiger kept in captivity in Kansas. His story starts when the county sheriffs visited a Kansas property and decided to confiscate all big cats from their owner. Lions were sent to the Detroit Zoo, and Nitro and his friend Apache went to the …

5 Classic Children's Tales Reinvented for the iPad

As anyone who has seen this video of a 2-year-old using an iPad knows, Apple's famed touchscreen device has proven an intuitive, interactive learning …

Don't Fear Your Kids' Technology Use; Embrace it

<i>Rebecca Levey is a co-founder of KidzVuz.com, a video review site by and for tweens. She writes about technology and education at Beccarama and is a</i> …