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Issue 89 | 15 March 2017


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Male circumcision has a 200:1 risk benefit

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There is a 200 to 1 risk-benefit in favour of infant male circumcision compared to the lifetime risk of being an uncircumcised male, a new study in World Journal of Clinical Pediatrics reveals....
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New fun activities to do!

Make your own fairy dust jars

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Mix colours with salt and chalk to create beautiful fairy dust!
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Make reading fun: read and match worksheets

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The worksheets are designed to help the child read and recognise simple words, with the pictures giving them a clue as to meaning.
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Download the animal worksheet
 
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Download the everyday objects worksheet

Latest parenting news

Energy drinks could be deadly: high risks for undiagnosed heart conditions

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A world-first study has found that having just one to two energy drinks could be life-threatening for some young people with no known history of heart disease...
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Harsh parenting puts kids at risk later on

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Children exposed to harsh parenting are at greater risk of having poor school outcomes. A new longitudinal study sought to determine why...
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How to get kids to eat more veggies

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Getting children to eat their vegetables might not be an endless battle if parents follow some research-based advice from a nutrition expert at Kansas State University...
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Background noise hinders toddler learning

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The environments children are in, including how much and what kinds of stimulation they are exposed to, influence what and how they learn....
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An app for preschoolers made by kids

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A group of children, working with university researchers, have created what may be the world’s first app for children aged 3 to 5 that has been developed and designed by their peers...
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Easter jokes

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Fun Easter questions to answer with your kids (or on your own!)

How does the Easter Bunny stay fit?

Why did the Easter egg hide?

What do you call a bunny with a dictionary in his pants?

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The winners of the movie tickets for THE SPACE BETWEEN US have been announced.
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Easter worksheets and crafts

Preschooler Easter themed writing and counting

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Easter educational worksheets are fun for kids aged 2-4 years and a great way to develop fine motor skills, math skills and literacy...
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Easter egg card to decorate

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Download and print Easter eggs and Easter card templates and decorate them with your child.
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Easter bunny envelope

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Kids crafts like the Easter bunny envelope provide fun for kids in the Easter holidays.
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Easter bunny ears

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Making Easter Bunny ears is a great activity for developing fine motor skills and its great fun for kids to play in the holidays wearing the bunny ears.
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