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Kids Health

Friday, February 15th, 2008 by | Filed Under: Cool Sites
 
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Kids Health

Welcome to Kids Health, a Web site that is separated into three parts so that everyone can get the most out of it! The sections are Parents, Kids and Teen.

Parents – In this section, the first thing you’ll notice is probably whatever is being featured at the moment. While I was there, it was the issue of cutting. To the right of the featured article, you’ll find a menu.

The sections on that menu are: General Health, Infections, Emotions & Behavior, Growth & Development, Nutrition & Fitness, Pregnancy & Newborns, Medical Problems, Positive Parenting, First Aid & Safety, Doctors & Hospitals, In the News and En Espanol.

Beneath the featured article, you’ll find the Daily Q&A as well. While I was there, it was about how you should sleep while you’re pregnant and why. I also noticed on the strip that scrolls across the bottom that you can click into a section for teachers, where you’ll find help with lesson plans and activities.

Kids – On the main page, you’ll find the spotlight section. While I was there, it was about Crushes. Crushes goes through and dissects what a crush is, how children might be feeling and what to do about it.

On the side menu, you’ll see a lot of sections. A favorite of mine is “Dealing with Feelings.” That section gives kids a lot of scenarios they may be in and it discusses how they may be feeling and why. The other sections are: Staying Healthy, Recipes, Everyday Illness and Injuries, My Body, Growing Up, Kid’s Talk (a Q&A section on a lot of different subjects), Watch Out, The Game Closet, Kid’s Health Problems, WORD! A Glossary of Medical Terms, Health Problems of Grownups and En Espanol (which allows you to access it in Spanish).

People, Places & Things That Help Me – I left this section off the list, because I wanted to talk about it a little more in depth. This section teaches children about People (Therapist, Doctors, Dentists, School Counselors), Places (Hospital, Emergency Room, Operating Room) and Things (Shots, Medicines, Casts, Glasses and Contacts, etc.) they may have to experience during a time in their childhood.

Teen – There is a bounty of wonderful information here that I really wish I had access to as a teen. For example, Body Beautiful in the lower left corner answers questions and teaches you about body image.

This section specifically targets teen issues, as you can tell from the side menu. The categories are: Your Mind, Your Body, Sexual Health, Food & Fitness, Recipes, Drugs & Alcohol, Q & A, Diseases & Conditions, Infections, School & Jobs, Staying Safe and En Espanol.

There was a great article on confidence while I was there. It was at the top of the page and was titled “Kayla’s Story: Alopecia.” Kayla has Alopecia, which is an autoimmune disease that attacks the hair follicles. In spite of her hair falling out, she has retained her confidence and still feels beautiful! She even won a beauty pageant and competed for Miss Delaware, where she finished fourth.

Kids Health is a site filled with helpful health information for all ages. It certainly is one you can explore with your children or send your children to for answers. Check it out today!

http://kidshealth.org/

~ Amanda

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Kids Health

Wednesday, October 12th, 2005 by | Filed Under: Cool Sites
 
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Kid’s Health for Kids

This health site for kids is not only a great idea, it’s well put together. One of my favorite sections is “What to Do if You Don’t Like School”. I wish that I had access to it when my sister was going to school. It really picks apart the reasons why a child may not like going to school and what they can do about it.

On the side menu, you’ll see a lot of sections. Another favorite of mine is “Dealing with Feelings.” This section gives kids a lot of scenarios that they may be in and discusses how they may be feeling and why.

The other sections on this site are: Staying Healthy, Recipes, Everyday Illness and Injuries, My Body, Growing Up, Kid’s Talk (a Q&A section on a lot of different subjects), Watch Out, The Game Closet, Kid’s Health Problems, WORD! A Glossary of Medical Terms, Health Problems of Grownups, and En Espanol (allows you to access in Spanish).

People, Places & Things That Help Me: I left this section cause I wanted to talk about it a little more in depth. This section teaches children about People (Therapist, Doctors, Dentists, School Counselors), Places (Hospital, Emergency Room, Operating Room), and Things (Shots, Medicines, Casts, Glasses and Contacts, etc.) that they may have to experience at sometime in their childhood.

At the bottom of their main page is a link to a section on Hurricane Katrina. Adults may understand why this happened and can deal with it more practically. Even though most children may not have been personally involved in the Hurricane or its after-effects, they may be scared. Will the next thunderstorm be a hurricane? This explains about hurricanes and other natural disasters, why they happen, and what kids can do to be safe. Understanding weather better will help children not be afraid. They may also be worried about the kids who were involved, and this section deals with that as well.

Kids Health Daily Brain Buzz asks question, and clicking on the question tells you the answer. It’s a little fun trivia thrown into this site. The Game Closet has a bunch of useful games your kids can play and learn stuff.

I think this is a great site I can’t wait to send it to my mom and see if she can use it at school!

http://kidshealth.org/kid/

~ Amanda

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