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Courtney Collen sits in front of a computer monitor showing herself on the left and Dr. Stephanie Hanson on the right talking via Skype about kids and COVID-19

COVID-19 Q&A: Pediatrician urges well visits, physicals

Families need to keep up with immunizations to avoid outbreaks of other diseases
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A mom sits on a couch with her two daughters, bookshelves in the background. Dr. Stephanie Hanson offers advice to parents on keeping their kids healthy

COVID-19 FAQs: Keeping kids healthy during pandemic

Watch for symptoms, keep up with well child visits, encourage healthy routines
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Seth Emineth, 16, smiles in a photo for the Great American Bike Race.

Great American Bike Race goes online to help local children

Stationary bike races turn into virtual events during coronavirus pandemic
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A mom looks at a tablet with her son, as an example of how parents can talk with their kids about the coronavirus

COVID-19 FAQs: How to talk to your kids about coronavirus

Reduce your own anxiety, reassure kids, stick to a routine and stay positive
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Keep kids active and safe during the summer

Gardening and games can help fill free time in the outdoors
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Sibling rivalry actually gives kids valuable experience

Here are tips on causes and coping for frustrated parents
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Getting your child ready for preschool

Prepare at home, visit in advance and develop a goodbye routine
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Encouraging early math skills with your toddler

Activities also help practice language and build cognitive development
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Activities to encourage your toddler’s thinking skills

Enjoy watching your toddler learn about the surrounding world through play
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The best toy for your baby is your attention

Learn how your interactions with your baby help to develop your baby’s brain
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