Tagged: children

Another book for the kids - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Aug 25, 2011

This looks like another great sciency book for young kids. Ankylosaur Attack (Tales of Prehistoric Life) is aimed at an age level of 4 and up. It should really appeal to the kid already interested in dinosaurs. The author is … Continue reading → … Read More

Some things for the kids - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Aug 15, 2011

Well actually for their parents and grandparents. Especially with Christmas on the horizon. Right where you are now Right Here You Are Now is a bedtime story for kids. It’s also scientifically accurate, so it’s more than just a bedtime … Continue reading → … Read More

Time for New Zealand to focus on the health of our children - Food Stuff

Amanda Johnson Nov 04, 2010

A brand new position statement was launched in the United States this week (1 November 2010) by the American Dietetic Association, School Nutrition Association and Society for Nutrition Education, which looked at providing comprehensive school nutrition services. The abstract of the paper states that, ’It is the position of the American Dietetic Association, School Nutrition Association and Society for Nutrition … Read More

Measles Outbreak - Skepticon

Darcy Cowan Aug 07, 2009

There was a story in the NZ Herald this week regarding a Measles outbreak in Auckland and the response to this event by the Powers That Be. Whether or not the action taken (keeping unvaccinated children at home following possible contact with carriers)  is correct, either practically or ethically is a question that will be endlessly discussed [...] … Read More