Blog posts by UW Health

Eye Problems or Learning Disability

Vision Problem or Learning Disability“My child is having problems learning in school. Is there something wrong with his eyes?” This is a very common question asked by parents and teachers alike when children seem to be struggling to learn at their grade level. Learning disabilities – including reading disabilities – are most commonly diagnosed in childhood. Perhaps as many as 2.6 million children are affected.

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Teaching Kids to Cook: 8 Steps to Stay Safe in the Kitchen

Kids CookingTeaching kids to cook is an important life skill, but when they want to do more than make ants on a log on their own, how can you make sure they’re ready to make the transition from prep cook to sous chef in the kitchen?

Even young children can learn how to do “grown up” tasks in the kitchen. And often, will take their responsibilities quite seriously. But it’s still important to provide supervision.

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Quick First Aid Tips (Giveaway)

Quick First Aid Tips

Quick First Aid Tips

It’s summer and the kids are out enjoying their vacation time. And for older kids, it may mean they’re enjoying a little more freedom riding bikes to get between friends’ houses or other places around the neighborhood. While you can trust them to get to the places they need to go, do they know what they need to do if an accident happens along the way?

Even from a relatively young age, kids should know when and how to call 9-1-1 in an emergency (check out this fact sheet for kids on how to use 9-1-1). And, it’s important to stay calm whether it’s a small scrape or a bad spill on a bike.

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How to Help this Holiday Season

Four Ways to Help American Family Children's HospitalMany families use the holiday season to teach their children about generosity and giving back to the community. Here are four simple ways your family can make a difference in the lives of the children and families at American Family Children’s Hospital.

 In-Kind Donations

In-kind donations (also known as the Child Life Wish List) are welcome at American Family Children’s Hospital all year long. Donated toys and gifts can provide distraction during a procedure or a clinic waiting area. They are also used to restock our playrooms, celebrate a birthday spent in the hospital or a completion of a treatment.

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