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June 2022 | Issue 222
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Dr. Devika Bhushan, herself a new parent, knows the roller coaster of emotions—including sheer relief—families feel now that COVID vaccines are here for children age 6 months through 4 years. Read her update on the current spread of COVID among kids and what parents should know about vaccines for our youngest children. Go to the article.  


To help ease the national shortage of baby formula, the U.S. government has been importing several brands that weren't previously sold here. If you see them in your grocery stores or pharmacy, rest assured that they've been brought in based on special regulations and review to make sure they meet safety and nutritional standards. However, there are some important differences to remember when preparing these formulas. Read more here.

 Restful Play, Playful Rest 

Active play is great for kids, especially in summer when they can get outside and run around. But rest and relaxation can have a playful spin, too. For a "grounding" experience, lie on the earth and look up close at grains of sand or blades of grass. What does the world look like to a bug?

Read more in this month's Power of Play article, Restful Play: 4 Relaxing Ways to Have Fun With Your Kids. Find printable play sheets here.
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