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AH, SEPTEMBER.

You've
Ready, Sety purchased the requisite Diego book

School! bag and stocked it full of pencils,


paste and construction paper. But
is your hijo ready for class? A1;the
long, hot summer comes to a close,
it's time to shift your focus from the
pool to school.
FAMILY Reading easy; just think in
Rainbow food groups. A .
child needs at least
Reading with your
child doesn't just three of them at
provide a cognitive every meal,"
boost-a study from Gonzalez says. Try
Boston UniVersity lean turkey (protein)
found that it and low-fat cheese
improves memory, (dairy) wrapped in
motor skills and a tortilla (g(ain) with
emotional and social baby carrots
development too. (vegetable) and 100
The Tag Reading percent juice (fruit).
System from
LeapFrog may be BreakAway
a good supplement "Most kids
if you're a super- experience some
busy mom (these form of separation
days, who isn't?). It anxiety,' says
helps kids ages 4 Richard Gallagher,
through 8 make it Ph.D., assistant
through books solo, professor of child
sounding out difficult and adolescent
words for them. psychiatry at New
Plus, it tracks York University. The
Check. out the progress, so you can key is preparation:
Tag Reading easily see where Dr. Gallagher
System from your child needs suggests trying
LeapFrog extra help. brief separations
($80, leap
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how it has affected
them. Ask her if
the youngest!
AGES 19 MONTHS TO oB MONTHS
there's a reason for ARE NOT FULLY IMMUNIZED.
VISIT CDC.GOV FOR AN
IMMUNIZATION SCHEDULE AND
MAKE SURE YOUR rUNOS
ARE ON TRACK.
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