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What to Know About Drinking Water Safety
February 2023 | Issue 230
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Water is the best beverage you can serve active, growing kids. But it’s important that their drinking water be reliably free from harmful contaminants. Pediatrician and environmental health expert Dr. Alan Woolf offers ways to help ensure your family's tap water is safe, and extra steps to take if you have a private well. Read the article here.

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Superabsorbent gel beads, originally used to fill vases and keep soil moist, are also popular sensory toys for kids. The tiny plastic balls can expand up to 1,500 times their original size. While the squishy, colorful orbs may be fun to play with, it is important to keep them away from young children. Learn why here.

 Our Sweet Bakery 

Gather pretend play food, cookie sheets, baking pans, cookie cutters and baking toys. Add some paper, crayons and stickers so kids can create a menu. They can take turns in different roles—dressing up as the baker, and buying goodies as the customer. Check on their progress by visiting their store and trying some of their "yummy" treats.

Parent prompts: What's the name of your bakery? What's your most popular item? Is there a sign out front?

Read more in this month's Power of Play article, 5 indoor Playdate Ideas.  Find printable play sheets for February here.
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