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Parents Daily News Roundup

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

Goody Blog Daily News Roundup

A Surprising Risk for Toddlers on Playground Slides
Orthopedic specialists say they treat a number of toddlers and young children each year with broken legs as a result of riding down slides on a parent’s lap.

Houston Woman Has Sextuplets, 3 Boys, 3 Girls
A Houston woman has given birth to sextuplets.

Filmmaker Compiles Daughter’s 12 Years in Two-Minute Video
To creatively preserve the lasting memory of his daughter, Lotte, filmmaker Frans Hofmeester took snippets of footage from 600 weeks of filming her growth, and sliced them together in a time-lapsed montage that documents her development from birth to age 12.

Boy or Girl? Gender-Reveal Parties Are the Hottest Way to Spread the News
An increasing number of pregnant parents are opting to throw parties, complete with pink or blue cakes and party favors, to let others know what gender baby to expect while they’re expecting.

Doctors: Teens Guzzling Hand Sanitizer to Get Drunk
Doctors are warning parents about a dangerous new trend after six teenagers drank hand sanitizer and ended up in Southern California emergency rooms with alcohol poisoning.

Hilary Duff Reveals an Infatuation With Her Son’s Fallen Belly Button
Hilary Duff is so enamored by her new role as mom, she keeps her newborn son’s belly button sealed in a Ziploc bag in her makeup drawer.

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Get Out and Play! Saturday is Nickelodeon’s Worldwide Day of Play

Friday, September 23rd, 2011

Day of Play

Do you have plans for the weekend? We hope you left some time for playing!

Tomorrow is Nickelodeon’s 8th annual Worldwide Day of Play. The kids’ television channel asks parents to, “Encourage your kids to turn off the TV, get up, get out, and go play.” If your kid can’t resist SpongeBob, don’t worry. Nickelodeon will shut down both its TV programming and websites for three hours tomorrow afternoon. Use the day to remind your children about the importance of exercise and physical activity.

And don’t let the rain keep you indoors. Put your kids in some old clothes and let them jump in puddles and play in the mud. It might mean extra laundry, but they’ll never forget the day you told them to get dirty.

Looking for a playground in your area? Download our Playgrounds! iPhone app!

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Download Our New – and Free – Playgrounds! App

Wednesday, July 20th, 2011

Playgrounds! LogoThe Playgrounds! app from Parents and KaBOOM! and sponsored by Keen is the newest must-have app for parents. The iPhone app uses GPS or a zip code to instantly find the best local playgrounds closest to you.

But Playgrounds! is more than just a playground locator. The free app allows users to rate and review playgrounds, and post pictures of the space so other parents can check it out beforehand. Parents can even use Playgrounds! to coordinate playground playdates with other families and check-in on Facebook.

The app is already being used by parents across the country, including one very famous mom: Michelle Obama. After helping build KaBOOM!’s 2,000th playground last month in Washington, D.C., the First Lady used the app to post a picture of the new play space.

Dana Points, editor in chief of Parents, says “It’s so important for families to have access to safe places for children to play and the Playgrounds! app makes finding those spaces and setting up play dates so easy.”

The app is free, easy to use, and ready to download today. What are you waiting for? Go play!

Download the Playgrounds! app here.

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