When toys go wrong: Hidden hazards to watch out for
Make sure the most wonderful time of the year isn’t the most dangerous one. Moms and dads will spend an average of 300 dollars on their kids’ toys this holiday season but before you buy, make sure the toys are safe. According to the US consumer product safety commission, emergency rooms treated over 224 thousand toy-related injuries last year.
Battle-tested: Sharyland Pioneer set for second Sweet 16 appearance in four years
Listen insteadMISSION — Sharyland Pioneer’s run to the Sweet 16 bears a striking resemblance to the 2019 Diamondbacks squad that qualified for the UIL Baseball Class 5A State Tournament. “We were down 3-0 in Game 3 (against Corpus Christi Veterans) and nobody hung their heads. Game 2 is set for 7 p.m. Friday, with Game 3, if necessary, scheduled for noon Saturday. All three games will be at Cabaniss Field in Corpus Christi. In Round 3, Larrañaga pitched 6.2 innings and allowed four hits, one walk, no earned runs while striking out four against Corpus Christi Veterans.myrgv.com
Heritage Association of San Marcos hosts inaugural Easter egg hunt
Kids and families turned out for the Heritage Association of San Marcos’ inaugural Easter egg hunt on Saturday.The event took place at Veramendi Park with the egg hunt, activities and a raffle taking [San Marcos, TX] [Hays County news] News San Marcos News, San Marcos Record [Texas State]sanmarcosrecord.com
Kids and families turned out Friday afternoon for the second annual Courthouse Easter Egg. Hays County Judge Ruben Becerra hosted the event. Above, Amelia Hodges, 1, picks up an egg during Friday’s hunt. Daily Record photos by Lance Winter[San Marcos, TX] [Hays County news] News San Marcos News, San Marcos Record [Texas State]sanmarcosrecord.com
5 activities for children with autism who’ve been under stress, anxiety due to the pandemic
One way to cope with any extra stress or anxiety is to have the kids engage in play time to help develop motor skills, social skills and language development, according to Dr. Jen Harstein, a children’s developmental psychologist who works with autistic children daily.
Dr. Mia Taormina was part of team that diagnosed the first COVID case in DuPage County. Two years later, she shares where the pandemic stands.
Dr. Mia Taormina, an infectious disease expert, says of the pandemic two years later: "I actually think that we are in a very good place right now."chicagotribune.com
Chasten Buttigieg speaks out against Florida’s ‘Don’t say gay bill,’ warning it could lead to more suicides
The husband of Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg is taking aim at state legislation that would prohibit school districts in Florida from encouraging classroom discussion about sexual orientation or gender identity in primary grade levels.washingtonpost.com
New Illini booster group aims to give University of Illinois athletes’ name, image and likeness deals a do-gooder twist
As the now common practice of paying college athletes continues to spread, a group of University of Illinois boosters aims to give the money chase a do-gooder twist.chicagotribune.com
Father’s health scare inspires 11-year-old girl to start kid fitness class in Galveston
When her father suffered from a near heart attack, 11-year-old Tatyana Jolivet was shaken to her core. Today, Tatyana is running her own kid fitness class in her father’s gym in Galveston in hopes of helping other young people learn the importance of staying healthy.
Themes of Mary and Joseph’s journey in Bethlehem still relevant as Chicago Archdiocese hosts 16th annual reenactment for immigration reform
The 16th annual Posada for Immigration Reform began outside the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services office Friday with a man and woman portraying Mary and Joseph, acting out scenes that depicted themes in Mary and Joseph’s journey that translate to current issues with the U.S. immigration system.chicagotribune.com
LITTLE TIKES LEARN & PLAY 2-IN-1 ACTIVITY TUNNEL
Your kids will have the experience of their lives crawling through a fabric tunnel, peeking through side windows playing peekaboo with you, and dropping five very colorful balls through two drop tours[San Marcos, TX] [Hays County news] Toy Insider San Marcos News, San Marcos Record, christmas, Christmas gifts, Christmas presents, presents, gifts, toys, kids, tots, childrensanmarcosrecord.com
McAllen Kids Marathon kicks off Friday
The 8th annual McAllen Kids Marathon Kickoff Mile is set for this Friday at McAllen Veterans Memorial Stadium at 6 p.m.A collaboration between McAllen ISD, the city of McAllen and several public and private entities, the marathon challenges children to get into the habit of daily exercise and run the equivalent of 26.2 miles over a four month period. The honor-based challenge allows kids to rack up miles doing any movement activity, like playing, running, walking or dancing. “After the Kickoff Mile, kids will log their miles during the fall and finish their 26-mile marathon in January,” the district said in promotional material. “Kids can win t-shirts and medals.”The marathon is free for kids in elementary and middle schools from all communities. Registration and more information on the event is available at www.mcallenkidsmarathon.com.myrgv.com