Ducklings School News

Summer Safety Tips (FREE CPR Class Info)

The summer months can be full of so many fun events and activities. Though, this summer fun can also raise some safety concerns. It’s okay though! Don’t let these concerns impede your summer plans. It’s just important to be knowledgeable. We’ve collected some tips on choosing sunscreen, keeping children hydrated and water safety. Below you’ll… Read More

Gender Bias Starts Early

No one can deny we want young children to develop confidence, dream big and understand that everyone is smart and strong in their own, individual way. The Boston Globe recently shared findings of a study published the in journal Science. The study looked at 400 children between the ages of 5 and 7 and found “girls… Read More

Big Apple Circus Makes Inclusive Adaptations

The Big Apple Circus is now offering Autism-friendly performances and Circus of the Senses in order to welcome audience members with varying needs. The Autism-friendly performances offer “modifications to sound and lighting, a professionally staffed calming area in the lobby, extra signage, volunteers with helping hands, fidgets and earplugs.” You even get a downloadable social… Read More

Sesame Street Tackles Important Topics

Many of us have memories of Sesame Street from our childhood. The show, premiering in 1969, has been welcomed into homes for half a century. Sesame Street has constantly evolved over the past five decades, integrating educational with timely social issues. An article from Smithsonian Magazine explains, “For years the show’s creators have been spicing up… Read More

Ear Infection? There’s an app for that.

Okay, so the app isn’t available quite yet, but by next year, we might be able to diagnose an ear infection using an app! According to Smithsonian Magazine, scientists from the University of Washington and Seattle Children’s Hospital and Research Institute have developed a smartphone app called EarHealth. The app uses a paper funnel and chirping sounds to… Read More