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Schools that require masks see fewer COVID-19 outbreaks, 2 new CDC studies show

Kindergartner Grace Truax, 5, removes her mask before posing for a portrait during "picture day" at Rogers International School on September 23, 2020, in Stamford, Connecticut. John Moore/Getty Images Schools that require face masks see fewer COVID-19 outbreaks, two new CDC studies found. In two Arizona counties, the odds of an outbreak were 3.5 times higher in schools that didn't require masks than in schools that did. Counties with school mask mandates recorded fewer COVID-19 cases a...
Tags: Science, Kids, News, Cdc, Masks, US, Trends, Arizona, Delta, Schools, Fda, Pfizer, Vaccines, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Afp, Maricopa


What to do if your child is exposed to COVID-19 at school, from quarantine etiquette to testing

Kids in masks returning to school Los Angeles Times If your child is exposed to COVID-19, the whole family should prepare for some level of quarantine. An unvaccinated child should quarantine for 10 days, and even vaccinated teens should mask up around others. They should get tested 5-7 days after the exposure regardless of vaccination status. See more stories on Insider's business page. With kids back in classrooms in the US, the risk of your child being exposed to the coronavirus has...
Tags: Science, Kids, News, Parenting, Cdc, US, Trends, Cnn, Delta, Los Angeles Times, Wen, Leana Wen, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Andrea Michelson


The US could authorize COVID-19 vaccines for younger kids by Halloween, Pfizer's new timeline suggests

A boy receives the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine in the Israeli city of Holon on June 21. Jack Guez/AFP via Getty Images Kids from 5 to 11 could start getting COVID-19 shots by Halloween, Pfizer's new timeline suggests. The company expects to submit data to the FDA for this younger age group in early October. Pfizer is testing a lower dose of its vaccine among young kids to avoid unnecessary side effects. See more stories on Insider's business page. Though daily vaccination rates are dec...
Tags: Science, Kids, News, Children, Cbs News, US, Trends, Cnn, Getty Images, Food And Drug Administration, Fda, Pfizer, Morgan Stanley, Anthony Fauci, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Afp


The US recently reported more than 243,000 COVID-19 cases in kids in one week, the 2nd-highest total of any week

Students at a public middle school in Los Angeles on Friday. Robyn Beck / AFP via Getty Images COVID-19 cases among kids in the US are spiking. The American Academy of Pediatrics tallied 243,373 cases in US kids in the week that ended Thursday. That weekly figure was close to 72,000 toward the end of July. See more stories on Insider's business page. More than 243,000 kids in the US were found to have COVID-19 in a recent seven-day period, the second-highest week for child cases of the...
Tags: Science, Kids, News, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Cbs, Fda, Pfizer, AAP, American Academy of Pediatrics, Robyn Beck, Scott Gottlieb, Pandemic, Burbio, Coronavirus


More than 243,000 kids in the US got COVID-19 last week, the second-highest weekly total among kids since the pandemic started

Students walk to their classrooms at a public middle school in Los Angeles, California, September 10, 2021. Robyn Beck / AFP via Getty Images COVID-19 cases among kids in the US are spiking. The American Academy of Pediatrics reported 243,373 cases among kids in the US in the week ending September 9. In early July, there were close to 72,000 COVID-19 cases among kids a week. See more stories on Insider's business page. More than 243,000 kids in the US were diagnosed with COVID-19 in ...
Tags: Science, Kids, News, US, Trends, Fda, Centers for Disease Control, Los Angeles California, Food and Drug Administration FDA, AAP, Gottlieb, American Academy of Pediatrics, American Academy of Pediatrics AAP, Robyn Beck, Scott Gottlieb, Pandemic


Parents are so desperate to get their young children vaccinated that they're pleading with pediatricians to administer the shot before the FDA says it's OK for kids under 12

EMS medics from the Houston Fire Department check the breathing of a girl, age 2, with COVID-19 before transporting her to a hospital on August 25, 2021 in Houston, Texas. John Moore/Getty Images More children are testing positive for COVID-19 across the country. Some parents are begging doctors to vaccinate their kids under 12, The Washington Post reported. The FDA has yet to complete clinical trials on vaccines for those younger than 12. See more stories on Insider's business page...
Tags: Post, Science, Kids, Washington Post, La, Los Angeles, Trends, Fda, Vaccines, Baltimore, EMS, Boston Children s Hospital, Centers for Disease Control, Houston Texas, American Academy of Pediatrics, Goldstein


The new school year is already a disaster: Thousands of students are quarantining as COVID-19 cases skyrocket among kids

A child wears a mask at a California school. Carolyn Cole/Los Angeles Times/Getty Images Days into the school year, COVID-19 outbreaks have already forced thousands of students to quarantine. Experts predict that pediatric infections will continue to rise, leading to more school closures. Bans on mask mandates while young kids wait on vaccine authorization make it tough to protect students. See more stories on Insider's business page. Mere days into the new school year, thousands of k...
Tags: Florida, Texas, Science, Kids, News, Mississippi, California, Masks, US, Trends, Missouri, Delta, Dallas, Fda, Pfizer, Vaccines


Rates of children hospitalized with COVID have reached an all-time high in the US

A graph shows new hospital admissions of patients with confirmed COVID-19 in the 0-17 age group. US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Average daily hospitalizations of children with COVID have reached an all-time high of 239. The rate is higher for adults: in the under-vaccinated Southeast, the daily rate of overall hospitalizations jumped last week to 17,600. Experts urge masking in schools, but the states with the most kids hospitalized have already banned mask mandates. See mo...
Tags: Florida, Texas, Science, Kids, Cdc, US, Trends, New York Times, Healthcare, Schools, Cbs, Abc News, Boston Children s Hospital, Centers for Disease Control, American Academy of Pediatrics, Jerome Adams


The Delta variant may be making COVID-19 more common in kids - but severe infections are still rare

Kindergartner Grace Truax, 5, removes her mask before posing for a portrait during "picture day" at Rogers International School on September 23, 2020 in Stamford, Connecticut. John Moore/Getty Images COVID-19 vaccines haven't been authorized for children under age 12 yet. That means kids are at higher risk of contracting Delta, the most transmissible variant to date. But experts are more worried about kids spreading the variant than getting severely ill themselves. See more stories on...
Tags: UK, Science, Kids, News, Children, Scotland, Israel, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Delta, Food And Drug Administration, Fda, Public Health England, Cnbc, Variant


The Delta variant is fueling school outbreaks in Israel, leading the country's cases to tick up

A boy receives the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine in the Israeli city of Holon, near Tel Aviv, on June 21. Jack Guez/AFP/Getty Images The Delta variant seems to be causing an uptick in Israel's COVID-19 cases, particularly in schools. Vaccinated Israelis may need to quarantine if they've been exposed to the variant, officials said. Experts are more worried about kids spreading the variant than getting severely ill themselves. See more stories on Insider's business page. On Monday, Isr...
Tags: UK, Science, Kids, News, Children, Scotland, Russia, Israel, US, Tel Aviv, Trends, Delta, Pfizer, Public Health England, Infection, Naftali Bennett


Galaxy Glow Jar Tutorial Hold the entire universe in your Hands!

Learn how to make a galaxy glow jar in this easy perfect tutorial that brings an entire universe in a jar straight to you! The galaxy glow jar is different from the fairy glow mason jar in that it doesn’t take a glow stick, but rather paint, so it’s a lot more kid friendly for... Read More » The post Galaxy Glow Jar Tutorial Hold the entire universe in your Hands! appeared first on .
Tags: Science, Kids, Parenting, Crafting, Educational, Jars, Messy Play


Tappity raises $1.3M for its interactive and educational video library for kids

When kids today want to learn about a new topic they’re interested in, they’ll often turn to YouTube. But the quality of the educational content on the platform can be hit or miss, depending on what specific videos kids happen to come across. Tappity, a digital educational startup now backed by $1.3 million in seed funding, aims to offer an alternative. Its video library offers entertaining and interactive live-action videos kids enjoy, while also ensuring the content itself is aligned with curr...
Tags: Amazon, Startups, Apps, Y Combinator, Family, Science, Kids, Education, Parents, Stem, Tech, Chad, Bill, Edtech, PANGEA, Cto


The Star Wars Kids YouTube Channel Tries to Condense the Plot of The Rise of Skywalker Into 5 Minutes

Star Wars Kids does a great job of making entertaining, accessibly bite-sized chunks of Star Wars that are probably great for children. But this latest time they had an unenviable task: condensing The Rise of Skywalker, which has a… less than simple plot, into a scant five minutes. Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Kids, Disney, Jj Abrams, Lucasfilm, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, Star Wars The Rise Of Skywalker, Star Wars Kids YouTube Channel Tries


How to grow a crystal tree at home

Crystmas time is here, when families gather to grow crystal holiday trees at home with a little salt and food coloring. KiwiCo shows how. If you decide on deciduous, that's cool too! Image: YouTube / KiwiCo
Tags: Family, Video, Science, Kids, News, Experiments, Crystals


Netflix's Adorable Alien Xmas Is Basically The Grinch From Outer Space

The true spirit of Christmas is something that holiday movies have long been fascinated with, and Netflix’s Alien Xmas is no exception. What is exceptional about the special is that it brings extraterrestrial flair to the holiday, courtesy of the Chiodo Brothers, who made 1988 cult classic Killer Klowns From Outer…Read more...
Tags: Books, Science, Kids, Holidays, Christmas, Netflix, Animation, Streaming, Sci Fi, Aliens, Stop Motion, Killer Klowns from Outer Space, Stephen Chiodo, Chiodo Brothers, Alien Xmas


This Is Not the Way, Baby Yoda

The second episode of The Mandalorian’s second season took its central bounty hunter and his infant space gremlin son from the deserts of Tatooine to a dangerous new locale as part of a mission to help save a family. But within its larger, horror-driven plot, “The Passenger” ended up drawing attention to something…Read more...
Tags: Food, Star Wars, Science, Kids, Eggs, Disney, Streaming, Lucasfilm, Spiders, Peyton Reed, The Mandalorian, Disney Plus, Baby Yoda, Way Baby Yoda


How you and your family can have a safe Halloween during the pandemic, according to public health experts

One option for contact-free trick-or-treating is to leave a dish of candy outside your home. Onfokus/Getty Images With the end of October fast approaching, parents and kids alike are wondering if it's safe to go trick-or-treating for Halloween this year amid the pandemic. Pamela M. Aaltonen and Meg Sorg, public health experts and professors of nursing at Purdue University, say that if you go the traditional route, make sure to maintain distance between other families and have your kid wear...
Tags: Halloween, Science, Kids, Parents, Cdc, Trends, Ohio, Nordic, Don, Purdue University, Harvard Global Health Institute, Contributor, The Conversation, Trick-or-treat, Juliana Kaplan, COVID-19


The 10 Scariest G-Rated Movies

Halloween is a time for horrors, haunts, and movies with a lot of blood. Sometimes it’s easy to forget that the most terrifying films out there are the ones that are considered “safe” for all ages. Here are our picks of the 10 scariest G-rated movies in modern history. Read more...
Tags: Halloween, Science, Kids, Disney, Animation, Scary, Spooky, Monsters Inc, Pinocchio, Hunchback of Notre Dame, The Princess And The Frog, Toy Story 3, Andromeda Strain, Watch It Nerds, The Brave Little Toaster, A Little Princess


Fun home experiments with supercooled water

MEL Chemistry shared a nice overview of some fun tricks kids can do with supercooled water, like dipping a frozen grape and watching the crystals form before their eyes. If you really want to up the enthusiasm, tell them they can learn to make ice and snow like Elsa from Frozen: Image: YouTube MEL Chemistry
Tags: Elsa, Family, Video, Science, Kids, News, Experiments, Supercooling, MEL Chemistry


7 easy science experiments for kids at home

Many kids will be spending more time learning from home as the school year ramps up during the COVID-19 pandemic. Without the beakers and test tubes of the science lab, it may seem difficult to provide hands-on learning. But have no fear, we’ve put together a list of easy (and fun!) home science experiments to entertain and educate youngsters at the same time. Lava lamp This experiment is sure to produce oohs and aahs from the smallest scientists. Prepare a clear plastic bottle; inside, fill...
Tags: Garden, Science, Design, Kids, Diy, Activities, Water, Earth, Ocean, Science Experiments, Volcano, Compost, Alka Seltzer, Adriel Hampton Oliver Lyon


Watch this cool demonstration of an Ames window

Host Deane Hutton from Australia's vintage children's program The Curiosity Show demonstrates the optical illusion called an Ames window. The trapezoid is named after American ophthalmologist Adelbert Ames Jr., who first demonstrated the phenomenon. Ames is probably better known for the Ames room: Ames rooms have been used in a number of music videos and films, perhaps most notably in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind: Image: youTibe / CuriosityShow
Tags: Family, Video, Science, Kids, News, Australia, Optical Illusions, Vision, Ames, Deane Hutton, Adelbert Ames Jr


Reopening U.S. Schools Is a Mess—Whether Kids Can Spread It or Not

A new paper out Friday is the latest by experts arguing that grade schools in the U.S. could be reopened safely in the fall—given evidence that kids are unlikely to spread the coronavirus easily and provided that certain precautions are in place (a big if). There are many questions about whether the U.S. can meet…Read more...
Tags: Science, Kids, Schools, Coronavirus, Covid 19


15 Movies That Will Make You Feel Like a Kid Again

Being an adult is hard nowadays. There’s the ongoing novel , further escalated by bad behavior and even worse policy decisions. Sometimes, you just need to go back to the days when things weren’t nearly as complicated—even if it’s only for a couple of hours. Here are 15 movies that will help make…Read more...
Tags: Science, Kids, Disney, Animation, Pacific Rim, DC Entertainment, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, Toy Story, Shazam, Spice World, Matilda, Hook, Shrek, Teen Beach Movie, The Phantom Menace, Enchanted


Over the Moon Looks Like a Contender for Best Animated Film

We’ve all heard the phrase “The Man in the Moon,” but who wanted to go see if he’s up there? That’s a rough approximation of the upcoming Netflix animated film Over the Moon, the first trailer of which has just landed. Read more...
Tags: Science, Kids, Netflix, Animation, Streaming, Glen Keane, The moon, Margaret Cho, John Cho, Ken Jeong, Kimiko Glenn, Sandra Oh, Phillipa Soo, Audrey Wells, Ruthie Ann Miles, Over the Moon


Growing Up Star Wars, as Seen Through the Eyes of Author Phuc Tran

Let’s go to a galaxy far, far away in a time long ago. Well, not that long ago—the ‘70s. My family wasn’t from a galaxy far, far away, but the Trans had moved from Vietnam to Pennsylvania in 1975, and by “moved” I mean escaped an imploding country.Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Books, Science, Kids, Disney, Pennsylvania, Trans, Vietnam, Exclusive, Lucasfilm, Authors, Nostalgia, Essay, Star Wars Day, Phuc Tran


Stargirl Is a Gentler DC Universe, You Know...for Kids

The DC universe has absolutely dominated the small screen the last few years with half a dozen CW shows, the rare Fox or Epix series, and a robust and increasingly entertaining line up of genuinely good offerings on the DC Universe streaming platform. But despite comic books’ status as kid-friendly fare, the shows DC…Read more...
Tags: Science, Kids, Fox, Streaming, Warner Bros, Joel Mchale, Luke Wilson, Cw, DC Entertainment, Starman, Epix, Amy Smart, Brec Bassinger, DC Universe, Christopher James Baker, StarGirl


17 Online Ways to Keep Kids Educated and Entertained

These are strange times we’re living through—times when many of us are spending more time at home, and that includes the kids. If you’ve got younger children stuck indoors for longer than would normally be the case, we’ve picked out a bunch of online resources for you to point them towards. All you need is a web…Read more...
Tags: Games, Science, Kids, Education, Entertainment, Web, Online


Why Satellites Stay in Orbit: Cool 1964 kids' science book

Years ago, I read a bit of advice in The Whole Earth Catalog, which said a great way to get up to speed on a subject you are interested in is to read a children's book about it. It's excellent advice, and I've made use of it many times over the years. The best children's books are the ones that were published before 1970. After that, the illustrations started to get crappy, and the writing took a nosedive, too. There are exceptions, but I find it to be the rule. Here's a winner from 1964: Why ...
Tags: Post, Science, Kids, News, Book, Sune Engelbrekston, Lee Ames


That's Our Doctor

It’s a scary time right now. Luckily, Doctor Who’s Jodie Whittaker is here to help to share an inspiring message during her own special brand of social distancing. In short: Be kind, trust science, and don’t let the Sontarans get you.Read more...
Tags: Science, Kids, Doctor Who, Bbc, Mental Health, Bbc America, Jodie Whittaker, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2


8 Sibling Teams Who Paved the Way for Onward's Fantasy Adventure Brothers

When you’re a kid and you suddenly find yourself part of a big movie adventure, chances are good that if you have a sibling around, they’ll come too. That happens in Pixar’s Onward—just the latest in a long line of sci-fi and fantasy movies featuring siblings who become hero teams along the way. Here are eight of our…Read more...
Tags: Family, Science, Kids, Disney, Siblings, Pixar, The Goonies, Marvel Studios, Black Panther, Hocus Pocus, Et The Extra Terrestrial, The Lost Boys, Lemony Snickets A Series Of Unfortunate Events, The Chronicles Of Narnia, Escape To Witch Mountain



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