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Blending Generations
With a little forethought, you can create opportunities for better intergenerational connections this holiday season. What kind of memories do you want to create this season? Consider these tips from a University of Georgia Cooperative Extension agent.
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Toy Safety
A parent’s top priority is the safety and health of their child, but many parents may unknowingly make mistakes when purchasing toys for their children. As the holidays roll around and wish lists are compiled, a UGA Extension specialist urges parents to be aware of potential dangers.
To help reduce stress over the holidays, University of Georgia Extension experts say make lists and stick to them, just like these wise youngsters. Make lists of what to buy and where to buy those items and create a list of everything that needs to be done. Then attach a schedule for the coming weeks to break large tasks into smaller ones. CAES News
To help reduce stress over the holidays, University of Georgia Extension experts say make lists and stick to them, just like these wise youngsters. Make lists of what to buy and where to buy those items and create a list of everything that needs to be done. Then attach a schedule for the coming weeks to break large tasks into smaller ones.
Reducing Stress
There’s a huge buildup to the winter holidays. With so much happening, we have little time left to take care of ourselves, and physical and emotional resources may become depleted. Some stress can provide motivation to be productive, but too much stress can be detrimental to health and enjoyment of the season. To make this holiday less stressful and more enjoyable, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension offers the following tips.
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Food Gifts
Gifts of food to friends and family are common during the holidays. To help both the gift-giver and the gift-getter keep these foods safe, follow these tips from UGA Extension expert Judy Harrison.
Pie pumpkin painted during workshop at UGA Research and Education Garden in Griffin, Ga. CAES News
Pie pumpkin painted during workshop at UGA Research and Education Garden in Griffin, Ga.
Preserving Pumpkins
Pumpkins are a staple of fall-time cuisine and festivities. Whether canned, dried or pickled, there are some important tips to keep in mind when preserving this holiday favorite. Due to natural acidity levels, pumpkins require certain precautions be taken when canning in order to make preserves that are safe to eat.
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Race and Ethnicity
Never far from the surface, race relations have dominated headlines in recent months. News stories about protests in Ferguson and Baltimore, the Confederate battle flag and the shootings in Charleston, South Carolina, can cause children to ask questions that parents might not be ready to answer. However difficult or awkward these questions are, they are a starting point for important conversations about race.
Rocky Mount's Tyler Romeu (left) and Jonathan Miller (right) show the contents of their net to instructor Chris Edmonds (far left) during lake ecology class while on an environmental education field trip at Rock Eagle 4-H center in Eatonton, Tuesday, May 3, 2005. CAES News
Rocky Mount's Tyler Romeu (left) and Jonathan Miller (right) show the contents of their net to instructor Chris Edmonds (far left) during lake ecology class while on an environmental education field trip at Rock Eagle 4-H center in Eatonton, Tuesday, May 3, 2005.
Military Camps
Georgia 4-H has scheduled a wide variety of camps this summer that are geared specifically toward military youth.
Amanda Griffin and her daughter Khloe Griffin have been helped by the Car Seat Safety program in Appling County. CAES News
Amanda Griffin and her daughter Khloe Griffin have been helped by the Car Seat Safety program in Appling County.
GTIPI Task Force
The University of Georgia Traffic Injury Prevention Institute (GTIPI), supported by the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, has teamed up with local law enforcement, public health officials, non-profit organizations, and other advocates to form the Child Passenger Safety Misuse Task Force.
Rocky Mount's Tyler Romeu (left) and Jonathan Miller (right) show the contents of their net to instructor Chris Edmonds (far left) during lake ecology class while on an environmental education field trip at Rock Eagle 4-H center in Eatonton, Tuesday, May 3, 2005. CAES News
Rocky Mount's Tyler Romeu (left) and Jonathan Miller (right) show the contents of their net to instructor Chris Edmonds (far left) during lake ecology class while on an environmental education field trip at Rock Eagle 4-H center in Eatonton, Tuesday, May 3, 2005.
4-H Camp
Many University of Georgia Extension offices across the state have begun sign-up in advance of the March 3 opening of registration for summer camp at Georgia’s 4-H centers. Each year about 8,000 campers, along with adult and teen leaders, attend 4-H camp and create memories and friendships that last a lifetime.
Technology gifts are on the top of many Christmas lists. If your child received one this holiday, University of Georgia Extension specialists say to review the apps on the device and police any new ones downloaded to the device to ensure that they are appropriate for children. CAES News
Technology gifts are on the top of many Christmas lists. If your child received one this holiday, University of Georgia Extension specialists say to review the apps on the device and police any new ones downloaded to the device to ensure that they are appropriate for children.
A few tips on how to get the most educational value out of your tablet
So your 4-year-old got a touchscreen tablet as a gift Now what? A UGA human development specialist says the introduction of touchscreen tablets into the marketplace represented a technological “game changer” for kids.