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There's a new crop of coding toys for techie tykes

December 19, 2015 NEW YORK -- Want even your younger kids to join the tech revolution by learning to code? Maybe you should get them a robot -- or at least a video game. more »»

US high school graduation rate ticks up to 82 percent

December 16, 2015 WASHINGTON — The nation's high school graduation rate has ticked up slightly to 82 percent, a new high. more »»

Autistic teen chef turns food aversion into cooking passion

December 14, 2015 IRVINE, Calif. — When Chase Bailey was diagnosed with autism at 2, his mother feared he'd never enjoy a typical childhood. Indeed, he hasn't. more »»

Vermont farmers create 'unicorn of self-published books'

December 10, 2015 ESSEX, Vt. -- This is the story of how an injured lamb named Sweet Pea started a war. Well, a bidding war. more »»

After the VTech hack, some tips on keeping your kids safe

December 9, 2015 NEW YORK — Parents around the world have been understandably shaken by the hacking of a VTech database containing information on the more than 6 million children who use the company’s toys. more »»

Sleep and proper nutrition are essential for final exam success

December 3, 2015 HOUSTON -- Before the holiday fun can begin, many students need to make it through the dreaded final exam period. more »»

Making memories: Keep children's activities in mind when planning family gatherings this holiday

November 22, 2015 As the holiday season gets fully underway this week, plenty of family gatherings await. If you’re hosting one, then one of the things you’ll need to consider is how to entertain the little ones. more »»

Study: Nearly half of US pregnant women gain too much weight

November 9, 2015 NEW YORK — Nearly half of U.S. moms gain too much weight during pregnancy, according to a government study released Thursday. more »»

Teens spend an average of 9 hours a day with media

November 9, 2015 NEW YORK — Teenagers spend nearly nine hours a day absorbing media and despite all the new options, music and television remain the favorite. more »»

What are you buying your kids for Christmas?

November 1, 2015 It’s easy to get caught up in the Shopkins or Minecraft crazes. And, of course, American Girl and Star Wars paraphernalia are sure to top the Christmas lists of many children. more »»

What might Santa bring to our area?

November 1, 2015 Here’s what some local moms are reporting: Katie Guise of Hollidaysburg says her 8-year-old son is dreaming of a “drum kit so he can practice being a rock star. more »»

Making sense of percentiles

November 1, 2015 Navigating growth charts and percentiles at the pediatrician’s office doesn’t have to be a puzzle or source of anxiety. Dr. more »»

When the umbilical cord is cut may make a difference

November 1, 2015 Can the timing of umbilical cord clamping benefit mothers and babies? Dr. Joseph Hines, M.D. with Altoona Family Physicians, said it can ... “especially in pre-term babies. more »»

Opening their hearts: Tragedy leads couple to foster, then adopt four siblings

November 1, 2015 It was their son’s fatal drug overdose that compelled Brent and Tracy Luke of Altoona to become foster parents. Two years ago, their 25-year-old son RJ, relapsed and died from a heroin overdose. more »»

Finding fun indoors: Plenty to do for kids of all ages

November 1, 2015 Even though the temperatures are dropping, there’s no reason you and your kids can’t get out for some exercise and have fun at the same time. more »»

Choo choo! Model trains, a match made for fun for kids and for the young at heart

November 1, 2015 Trains and kids seem to go together, especially at Christmas, just like the city of Altoona is synonymous with railroads. more »»

Hollidaysburg school has model railroading fans

November 1, 2015 As long as dads, granddads and even uncles and moms inspire a love of model trains in boys and girls, the future of the hobby appears safe. Judging by a model railroading club at Charles W. more »»

Atlanta: Georgia city boasts large aquarium, Coca-Cola museum, zoo and plenty of southern cooking

November 1, 2015 Atlanta might not be on your bucket list for a family vacation; however, the southern city is a destination worth exploring. more »»

Teach kids water safety: Set an example — insisting everyone wear life jackets

May 18, 2015 Laws requiring kids to wear life jackets have reduced the number of drownings in young children but among teens and adults who aren’t required to wear the life-saving vests, the story changes, a... more »»



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