This year, Hallmark is specially delivering products that help build anticipation for Christmas through a fun link to Santa’s magical city, Northpole. All the myths and stories from your childhood are true … Northpole is real, and it’s bigger than you think and more fun than you can imagine.
To view the Multimedia News Release, go to: http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7364951-hallmark-will-deliver-stories-products-events-activities-from-northpole-real-bigger-christmas/
The best of our city in summer is back with a vengeance as Sydney Festival returns in its 39th year. 2015 will see a spectacular program of free and ticketed events spanning contemporary and classical music, theatre, dance, visual arts, circus, cabaret and much more.
There’s no better way to get into the swing of summer in Sydney than by enjoying a free outdoor concert in the heart of the city, with 60,000 of your closest friends. The Domain concert series return with four large-scale concerts including a special Summer Sounds in The Domain headlined by South American superstar Seu Jorge whose samba sounds will kick-start summer in Brazilian style.
Sydney Festival 2015 will see 18 world premiere performances including Masquerade based on the iconic children’s book by Kit Williams, and 11 Australian premiere works including Quebec’s Cirque Alfonse in Timber!, Roysten Abel’s newest work The Kitchen, and a taste of Belgian theatrical flair in Kiss & Cry a dance work for a duo of hands.
Understood.org, a comprehensive, free nonprofit resource, is launching today to help parents of children with learning and attention issues. One in five children struggles with issues related to reading, math, writing, focus and organization. Understood’s mission is to help parents understand these issues and support them with strategies that can enable their children to go from simply coping to truly thriving in school and in life.
To view the Multimedia News Release, go http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7352451-ad-council-understood-org-learning-and-attention-issues/
Armando Christian Perez, also known as global music superstar Pitbull will perform LIVE at AT&T Stadium during halftime of the Dallas Cowboys game on FOX against the Philadelphia Eagles on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 27, kicking off The Salvation Army’s annual Red Kettle Campaign. The halftime performance marks the 18th year the Dallas Cowboys have partnered with The Salvation Army to launch the campaign, which raises millions of dollars throughout the holiday season. Donations help provide meals and shelter for families, Christmas toys for millions of children, in addition to numerous other social services programs year-round such as substance abuse programs, shelter and counseling for victims of domestic violence, and military veteran assistance.
To view the Multimedia News Release, go to: http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7346051-pitbull-to-kick-off-salvation-army-red-kettle-campaign-with-halftime-performance-during-dallas-cowboys-thanksgiving-day-game/
It’s back to school and more youth than ever are involved in some type of sporting activity. That’s why approximately three million youth are seen in hospital emergency rooms for sports-related injuries and another five million are seen by their primary care physician or a sports medicine clinic for injuries. Many of those injuries may result in your child having to have a CT scan.
To view the Multimedia News Release, go to: http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7272451-lurie-children-s-hospital-of-chicago-ct-scan-radiation-dose/
Despite a dramatic increase in participation over the last decade, a new household survey commissioned by the Afterschool Alliance finds a significant gap between the demand and supply of afterschool programs. The 2014 edition of America After 3PM, which includes responses from 30,000 U.S. families, finds that for every child enrolled in an afterschool program, there are two more who are not and whose parents would enroll their child, if a program were available.
To view the Multimedia News Release, go to: http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7335451-afterschool-alliance-survey-finds-unmet-demand-for-afterschool-programs/
Vestergaard, a global company dedicated to improving the health of disadvantaged people, launched its LifeStraw® Follow the Liters program in Kenya this month. As part of this program, high-volume LifeStraw® Community water purifiers have been distributed to provide more than 23 million liters of safe water a year to over 125,000 school children throughout Kenya’s western province.
The distribution is made possible through the LifeStraw® Follow the Liters program which harnesses the collective power of individuals to help solve one of the world’s most pressing issues – lack of access to safe drinking water for people in developing countries. When a consumer purchases any LifeStraw® product, a portion of the funds are used to provide one school child in a developing country with safe drinking water for an entire school year.
To view the Multimedia News Release, go http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7351651-vestergaard-lifestraw-follow-the-liters-program-kenya-safe-water/
http://blog.topdentistsonline.com/childs-diet/ You know that your children should eat healthy and you’ve heard all of the benefits of eating together as a family, but there might be some factors that are sabotaging your hard work and ruining your child’s diet
In an effort to help parents better understand why ignoring dental health can have serious consequences, and educate families about good dental health habits, the Ad Council and The Partnership for Healthy Mouths, Healthy Lives created new Public Service Ads (PSAs) for the Kids’ Healthy Mouths campaign. The new PSAs are humorous depictions of life lessons which make the point that while parenting can be tricky at times, getting kids to brush for two minutes, twice a day can be easier than most other things parents will try to teach their children. The new PSAs debut today at the American Dental Association (ADA) annual meeting and are now available for nationwide distribution.
To view the Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7343051-kids-healthy-mouths-and-ad-council-launch-new-public-service-announcements/
Because dressing up is way too much fun to be done just one night a year, Chuck E. Cheese’s is rewarding kids for wearing their costumes for the whole month! Beginning October 1, every kid who wears a Halloween costume in-store any time during the month of October will receive 50 free tickets. Parents are encouraged to share photos of their little ones in costume with #Chucktober2014 for even more prizes.
To view the Multimedia News Release, go to: http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7331751-chuck-e-cheese-s-rewards-kids-who-wear-halloween-costumes-with-50-free-tickets-for-chucktober/
VTech® (www.vtechkids.com), a pioneer in children’s learning tablets and world leader in age-appropriate and developmental stage-based electronic learning products for children, today announced the availability of InnoTab® MAX. Featuring a powerful dual-core CPU with up to six times the processing power of previous generations and a high resolution 7” multi-touch screen, it is VTech’s fastest Wi-Fi tablet yet. Built to grow with a child for years of learning fun, InnoTab MAX uniquely combines VTech’s expert-supported library of cartridges, software and apps with carefully selected educational Android™1 apps, offering the best of both learning worlds and the widest variety of curricula to provide a superior children’s tablet.
To view the Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7215953-vtech-innotab-max-children-s-learning-tablet-android-available-now/
In December 2012, we posted an OnSafety blog, warning of furniture, television and appliance-related tip-over incidents. At that time, CPSC reported nearly 350 deaths, most involving young children. Since then, more than 80 people have died when a dresser, TV, bookcase, table, appliance or other large item tipped over and fell on them. A new report from our staff indicates that 430 tragic deaths occurred between 2000 and 2013, and an estimated 38,000 annual injuries, many of which were serious, from 2011 through 2013.
In most of the incidents, a child was crushed by the product or struck on the head by the product. What is remarkable is the number of families who have turned tragedy into advocacy. Jackie Collas, a Philadelphia-area resident, is using social media to honor her son, Curren, and encourage parents to anchor their furniture. Lisa Seifert of Chicago created Shane’s Foundation to honor her precious son and to increase awareness, education and safety.
To view the Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7085251-cpsc-reports-430-tip-over-deaths-anchor-it-and-protect-a-child/