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A Kid's Guide to Healthy Kids

Parents are some of the most amazing people in this world. They are their kids’ first teachers to teach the kids how to take care of themselves and to eat right. Parents are there for their kids every step of the way as they grow up. They teach their kids how to walk, brush their teeth, clean, bathe, etc. Here are some resources and materials for the parents to help teach and guide their kids to good health.

Online Resources for Parents:

Healthy Children
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) promotes pediatrics and advances child health priorities in a variety of ways including developing policy, conducting research, lobbying Congress, building coalitions, raising public awareness, funding community-based projects, and supporting training and professional education.

PBS Parents
Created with input from experts in child psychology, early childhood education, media and other fields, PBS Parents provides the answers you need to be your child’s first, best teacher. We’re also the proud recipient of the prestigious 2011 Parent’s Choice Gold Award – the only parenting site to receive this distinction.

Books: 

What’s That Smell?: A Kids’ Guide to Keeping Clean Rachelle Kreisman

Keeping your body clean is one of the most important ways we all get along. Learn why it's important to your health, and the health of others, to stay clean and cut down on the stink!

Cool Body Basics: Healthy & Fun Ways to Care for Your Body Alex Kuskowski

Cool Body Basics introduces a cool new way for kids to take care of their body. They'll love the helpful hints on how to incorporate healthy living in their daily life and the easy step-by-step photos and instructions on how to make things like zesty orange body wash or drops of mint.

Snacks Victoria Parker

Learn how to make healthy food choices at snack time. Different photos show healthy and unhealthy snack options, while simple text explains why some choices are better than others.

Oh, The Things You Can Do That Are Good for You: All About Staying Healthy Tish Rabe

The Cat in the Hat takes young readers to a Seussian Spa where they learn the basics of healthy living.

Practice Good Hygiene! Katie Marsico

Readers are introduced to basic body care and why cleanliness is important.

What’s So Yummy?: All About Eating Well and Feeling Good Robie H. Harris

Introduces preschoolers to the pleasures of eating healthy, being active, and feeling good and shows young children how food fuels our bodies and helps them see how healthy eating and drinking, and being active, can make them feel their best for a day full of fun.

Eating Healthy Valerie Bodden

An early reader’s introduction to the connections between the dairy food group and staying healthy, benefits of dairy products such as yogurt, nutritional concepts such as calcium, and recipe instructions.

Body and Health: Discover Science Through Facts and Fun Gerry Bailey

From to brain cells to hair follicles, there are an amazing number of working parts in the human body. And like any machine with lots of working parts, the human body needs to be taken care of to stay healthy. Learn all about this amazing "machine" and the best ways to keep it running smoothly.

Visual Materials:

Happy Healthy Monster and More

Elmo and friends teach kids how to have “Healthy Habits for Life.”

Arthur: Hooray for Health!

Dealing with your health can be challenging and sometimes scary. Arthur and his friends are here to help.

Sid the Science Kid: Health and the Body

Sid and his friends learn all about how to stay healthy. They discover that washing their hands with soap and warm water, eating nutritious foods, brushing their teeth, exercising, and getting enough sleep are all ways to keep sickness away.

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