New & Noteworthy: Just when you think there is nothing they could do to possibly improve a pacifier, this artist has gone and made it a hilarious prop that will have the whole family grinning. Comment.
Growing Up Online: The challenge for parents is to sort through all of the apps out there and find the ones that will actually intersect with their child’s age and enthusiasms. These websites, which do independent reviews, will help. Comment.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, athletes who experience any of the signs and symptoms listed here after a bump, blow, or jolt to the head or body should be kept out of play until a health care professional experienced in evaluating for concussion says they are symptom-free and that it’s OK to return to play. Comment.
New & Noteworthy: Red Hook author Naoko Stoop has created her first picture book about “Red Knit Cap Girl” from illustrated pieces of plywood. The lovely story about the clever, diminutive heroine encourages the littlest readers to let nature into their lives. Comment.
New research suggests that the cause of colic may not be an upset tummy. Instead, it appears to be linked to the mother’s history of migraines. Decreased stimulation may help a suffering baby, just as reducing light and noise can alleviate migraine pain. Comment.
According to the clinical psychologist Dr. Michael Osit, author of “Generation Text — Raising Well Adjusted Kids in an Age of Instant Everything,” parents should ask themselves the following questions to determine the best age at which to get their kids a cellphone. Comment.
Families, historians, and plain ol’ curiosity seekers will be drawn to a revived manor, where local and international artists have filled the once fraying space into a showcase of thought-provoking work. Comment.