South Jersey February
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Homemade Puppets and Theatres Are Just as Much Fun!
he other day Molly and Ryan were having a very silly time putting on puppet shows. Then Molly’s mom, Erika, told me how they went on a class trip to see Aesop’s Fables and in it all kinds of puppets are created from “stuff!” You know, like socks, paper bags and much more. It was a great reminder of the essence of KIDFUN- having fun in creative ways. So, I found this picture of stick puppets and saw so many varieties. Erika reminded me that puppet theatres can easily be a sofa (by hiding it and having the puppets dance along the edge of the sofa) or by standing behind curtains or drapes and puppets popping out. Encourage your kids’ imaginations to fly with puppets! Not only a South Jersey Mom, Sharla Feldscheris a proud South Jersey Grandmom (Grammy, as she prefers to becalled). The author of six books on creative ideas to do with young children, including two KIDFUN Activity Books published by HarperCollins, she has a blog at www.kidfunandmore.com with more easy-to-do KIDFUN ideas. Sharla has her own public relations business in Philadelphia. A real kid-believer, she began her career as the first PR Director of the Please Touch Museum and started her own business with Sesame Place as her first account, representing the park for 26 years.
The Dirt on Hand Sanitizer
s parents, we always want to do what is best for our children and keep them safe. Frequent hand washing and the use of hand sanitizers when soap and water is not available may decrease your child’s exposure to germs. Some parents, including you, may wonder if the amount of alcohol in some hand sanitizers is enough to make a child sick if swallowed? It depends on your child’s age and weight and how much the child has swallowed. For safety, it’s recommended to call the American Association of Poison Control Centers (AAPCC) at 800-222-1222 regardless of how much alcohol-based hand sanitizer your child has put in their mouth. How Much Alcohol is in Hand Sanitizers? Most alcohol-based hand sanitizers contain 60 percent or higher alcohol content, making it 120 proof. To put this in perspective, most beer contains only 5 percent and even whiskey usually contains 40 to 45 percent alcohol content. This means that a small two-ounce bottle of hand sanitizer that you keep in your purse or diaper bag may equal as many as four shots of hard liquor, if your child were to swallow it.
types of hand sanitizers. You should rub the hand sanitizer onto your baby’s hands until it is completely dry. If you have toddlers or an older child, supervise them until the hand sanitizer is dry and never let your child lick their hands immediately afterwards. Do not use sweet smelling or fragrant hand sanitizer because your child will be tempted to lick their hands. Keep alcohol-based hand sanitizer away from your children and lock it up at home. If you keep a small bottle in your purse or diaper bag, it’s important to place your bag up Should I Stop Using Hand Sanitizers? high and out of reach to reduce the chance of your No, just only use a pea size amount. It’s recomchild finding it. If you think your child has swalmended parents take several precautions. Sulowed some alcohol-based hand sanitizer, call the pervised hand sanitizer use is advised for ALL AAPCC immediately. www.wetreatkidsbetter.org | Cheryl Franco, MSNEd, RN 4 | February 2015
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The February 2015 issue of South Jersey MOM Magazine