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Poll Finds Parents Struggle To Give Kids Enough Exercise

A recent poll jointly carried out by NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard School of Public Health has found that many families find it difficult to ensure their children are getting enough exercise. Almost all parents surveyed said they understood the need for children to exercise as part …

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Canine Capers: How Dogs Are Helping Children Learn

The Human Animal Bond (HABIT) and Ruff Reading programs in Tennessee enable school children to spend individual time once a week reading a book aloud to a volunteer and their dog. This program encourages a love of reading because it lets the children practice without feeling the fear of making a …

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