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How to Find the Right Preschool

PHOTO: Maayan Torah preschoolers enjoy Music & Movement with a Jewish Twist. Other children (and caregivers) from the community are welcome to join the Wednesday sessions. Call 503-245-5568 for time. Photo courtesy of Maayan Torah Day School   Finding the right preschool or care provider for your child doesn’t have to be a daunting process….

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STEM at Play

PHOTO: Second-graders at Maayan Torah Day School enjoy math and engineering open activities for the last 20 minutes of the day. It encourages joyful exploration of STEM learning. Photo courtesy of Maayan Torah   When children play, they often learn. Not only can playtime improve behavior and concentration, it also helps children explore with their imaginations….

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Taking steps to prevent falls

When you’re young, an injury from a fall may sideline you for a few days or weeks, but a full recovery is usually quick. As you get older, the consequences of falls can become more serious, setting up a sequence of events that can have longstanding implications on independence and health. It doesn’t have to…

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School Bus Safety 101

For millions of school-age children in the United States, each day begins – and ends – with a bus ride. While the school bus is the safest way to travel to and from school, according to the National Association of Pupil Transportation , it’s important for parents to teach their children how to stay safe…

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Brighten and Awaken Summer Flavors

Summer provides an abundance of delicious, fresh-picked flavors, giving home chefs plenty of opportunities to use them in both classic recipes and newfound favorites. From sides to salads to smoothies and everything in between, summer is all about creating dishes that taste tempting, bright and balanced. Using seasonal ingredients, like peaches and other sun-ripened fruits,…

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