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Activities galore can replace kid’s summer ‘screen’ time

Where do you stand on how much time kids should spend on their phones, tablets and other screens this summer? Experts and parents weigh-in and the result is a spectrum of opinions. But for those who want to aggressively pursue unplugging technology, the South Florida Museum and Manatee County Public Library have strong lineups of summer activities for kids.

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‘Touch supervision’ recommended to prevent child drowning

Drowning is a leading cause of death among children, toddlers and infants. Near drowning, while not fatal, may result in injury to the lungs, heart and brain. Dr. Victoria Riley, pediatric hospitalist at Manatee Memorial Hospital, wants everyone to know that the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends “touch supervision”: meaning that a supervising adult should be within an arm’s length of a child with attention focused on the child at all times when a child is in or near water. The supervising adult should not be distracted by other activities, such as talking on a phone, socializing, or performing household chores.

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Keep your dogs hydrated and cool when hiking on hot days

Dog owners who like to hike in the Boise Foothills are learning the importance of keeping their pets hydrated and cool on hot summer days.
Darin Oswald Idaho Statesman
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