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The Earth's Kids KIDS CLUB:  Connecting Kids with Nature

Did you realize that most kids hardly ever play outdoors these days?  The reasons are varied but the fact of the matter is that kids who play outside for at least one hour a day are likely to be healthier, happier, and more focused.'s just fun!  So check out the Earth's Kids KIDS CLUB to learn how you can get outdoors with other kids and have some fun learning about nature.

Here at Earth's Kids we're very aware that kids who don't spend enough time outdoors in nature may not learn to care about our Earth and the wonderful wild creatures that share it with us.  To learn more about how you can help nature and our Earth, visit Kids Can Make A Difference.  (Info for parents and teachers.)


The Science of Nicotine:  What Kids Should Know About Smoking

Get the real facts about smoking.  Why people start, why they want to quit, and why it's so hard.  Explains exactly what smoking does to your body and what the risks are.  Find out what's in a cigarette and how you can save $700 each year by not smoking! From Earth's Kids.


The Science of Hand Washing:  Germs, Experiments & A Whole Lot of Fun

Oh yeah!  Find out why bubbles form, how soap is made, and what killer germs might be hanging out between your fingers -- and how to get rid of them.  Great books, posters, and activities too. From Earth's Kids.


Cooking for Kids:  Fun Cooking Activities & Recipes

Learning how to cook your own nutritious food means you won't be as dependent on fast food joints as a teenager and young adult.  Plus you can try our recipes for great fruit and vegetable dishes to add a burst of nutrition into your daily diet.





All About Anxiety

Wondering if your level of worry is "normal"?  Read this article from Girls 4 Health.   And remember stress (prolonged or frequent periods of fear, anger, or tiredness) can lower your immune system and make you feel exhausted, cranky, sad, and sick. 

So if you find yourself feeling stressed out too much of the time, let someone know.  It's okay to make changes, even big changes, to your daily routine if that's what it takes for you to feel okay.  Why?  Because you matter!  And because taking care of yourself will actually make it easier for you to do your best all through your life.




Girls Health 

This super site has tons of information on all kinds of health topics for girls and young women.  Includes info on fitness, nutrition, illness, relationships, and more.  Sponsored U.S. Department of Health and Human Services� Office on Women�s Healthto help girls (ages 10 to 16) learn about health, growing up, and issues they may face. promotes healthy and positive behaviors in girls, giving them reliable and useful health information in a fun, easy-to-understand way. The website also provides information to parents and educators to help them teach girls about healthy living.


Human Body

Fueled by Kid Info, here is a great listing of linked info on cells, muscles, digestion, and so much more. 


Kid's Health Org

Dealing with feelings; growing up; "my body"; staying healthy; plus.. people, places, and things that help you stay healthy. Expert information from the Nemours Foundation.

Check out their For Teens section if you're... well... a teen!

Don't miss their information for kids on stress


Kids Nutrition -- Lessons Plan & Teacher Guide


Kidnetic Kids

Learn how to be heart healthy, eat for energy, assess your weight, and get started with being more active.  Great power packed articles!





Know Your Teeth

Find out the different names for the different kinds of teeth and surf this site for some basic info about caring for your teeth and what to expect from a visit to the dentist's office, including what all that equipment around your chair is!


Learn About Eating Disorders

This site helps you answer the question: What is an eating disorder?  It talks about the ways of thinking and acting toward food and the body that can lead to bad health and emotional upset.  It also talks about what to do when you think a friend has an eating disorder.

You can also read:

Binge Eating Disorder


Neuroscience For Kids

Learn about the human brain!  Interesting facts, plus experiments, activities, articles, and links.


West Nile Virus

Get the facts on West Nile Virus -- what it is, where you get it, and how to not get it.  (HINT:  stock up on mosquito repellent.)  For even more on West Nile Virus, check out this info. from the Center for Disease Control    This is very important info for kids who like to be active outdoors!


What To Say If You Are Offered Drugs


Why we need sleep

Aimed at younger kids, this site features P.J. Bear and some tips for getting  better night's sleep.  Presented by the National Sleep Foundation.




Activities & Worksheets


worksheets and activity ideas from the American Heart Association


How Am I?  A printable booklet for kids about stress with worksheets (pdf)


Five A Day   & Garden Patch.  Find and color the fruits and vegetables!  Print and color worksheets (pdf) from Ear Twiggles.



The Care & Keeping of You: The Body Book for Girls

Explains all the changes a girl can expect and explains how to make it all manageable.  Ages 9-13+  From the makers of American Girl Magazine. 







Boys, Girls & Body Science: A First Book About Facts of Life
by Meg Hickling, Kim LA Fave

A registered Nurse, Hicking encourages, "We are going to make this just like a science lesson, we will learn to think like a scientist."   A great companion book for parent-child discussion --or for older kids who just want the facts without the "embarrassing discussion".  




Margaret O. Hyde and Elizabeth H. Forsyth. Illustrated with photographs and prints. Walker. 96pp. 

Questions are answered and myths dispelled as children learn what asthma is and what life is like for the six million people in the United States living with this disease. Readers will gain insight and empathy. Glossary. Index. Further Reading List. Address List.



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