Tips on How to Pick Sunscreen

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Mom applying SunblockMemorial Day is right around the corner and kids will want to spend more time outdoors. However, It’s important to shield your child’s skin from the sun. In fact, the CDC suggests children should be protected from the sun’s harmful ultra violate rays whenever they are outside. That means seeking shade, covering up, wearing a hat or sunglasses and applying sunscreen. But out of all of these methods we found sunscreen to work the best. Actually, it is a good idea for parents to apply sun screen in the morning before leaving home. If you are unsure what the labels mean on your sunscreen, read the following tips to make sure your child is getting the right level of protection. (more…)

May – Clean Air Month

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Resized clear air puzzleMay is clean air month which means it is time to cut down on air pollution. Households across the nation are taking part in a joint effort of eliminating excessive waste that is harmful to the air we breathe. Families who implement small changes to their daily regiment not only help the environment, but also help their children develop a conscientious behavior. Forming new habits is never easy but it is essential. Read the following examples of ways you and your family can start making a difference. (more…)

Granny Scholarship Fund

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Molly Granny FundSave the date, Play & Learn’s 10th Annual Family Night at the Elmwood Park Zoo is taking place on Friday, June 3, 2016 from 5:30 – 8:30PM.  The past ten years have been a tremendous success with over $100,000 raised to support the Granny Scholarship Fund. The Granny Fund provides tuition assistance to families facing financial difficulties, allowing them to maintain continuity for their children throughout these challenging times. Play & Learns’ Granny Fund was established in 1988 in memory of Anna Schatz, a grandmother who provided a constant source of love and support for everyone. To date, over $1 million has been given to nearly 5000 children. It is our goal to continue providing families with assistance needed to give their children quality education. The following testimonials are from current Play & Learn families who have benefited from the Granny Fund. (more…)