Sesame Street Launches A Is For Asthma And Lead Away Programs
5:32 PM on Sep 26, 2011 CDT
Kids who tackle asthma will be getting some support from Big Bird, Elmo and other Sesame Street friends this season as part of the program’s new A is for Asthma health initiative. Asthma hits more than 8% of kids in Texas, according to the 2009 Asthma Health Facts from the Texas Department of State Health Service. The welcome message from UnitedHealthcare and Sesame Workshop is that children with asthma can lead healthy, active lives with a good treatment plan and help from family and friends.
A is for Asthma
Nancy Churnin. Nancy covers theater and children’s entertainment for The Dallas Morning News. A former theater critic and columnist for the San Diego Edition of the Los Angeles Times, she won two San Diego-area press awards in back-to-back years for Best Arts Feature and has filed theater stories from Moscow and New York. She is a member of the SCBWI, Writer’s Guild of America and Screen Actors Guild dating back to her work on the television show Happy Days.
Ally And Andys Activity Book
This coloring and activity book from the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of American gives children and families a basic understanding of asthma, as well as food allergies. It is a fun way for children to learn common asthma triggers. It also helps them learn how to manage their asthma and food allergies. It has word finds, crossword puzzles, word scrambles, mazes and other activities. It also has a story to read and color and a list of websites on asthma and allergies for parents and kids.
This book is available as a free PDF download. If you don’t have a printer, you can take screenshots of the pages and load them into a paint type app on a tablet or computer for your child to work on.
Managing Asthma As A Provider With Amy Brown
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Sesame Street Sending A Bilingual Message About Asthma And Lead
Parenting as Life Marches On
Parenting as Life Marches On
Sesame Street and United Healthcare are working together to let parents know more about asthma and lead poising. There are two different public health campaigns that will be in both English and Spanish so that it can reach the most amount of families.
A is for Asthma is aimed at teaching parents what things that the can do to avoid asthma triggers. There are several thing parents can do, including avoiding like fragrances, mold, and mildew that will help prevent asthma attacks in children.
Lead Away is a campaign that helps to education parents on another childhood concern, lead poisoning. Lead exposure can happen from many different sources, including old lead paint and toys that contain lead.
Along with the messages for parents there are videos that parents and children can view online. Elmo and Rosita are both part of these video messages that include many of the other friends from Sesame Street.
A is for Asthma
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Fun Ways To Teach Children About Asthma
Young children with asthma may not always understand what it is and what’s going on when they have symptoms. But teaching your child about asthma at a young age can help them communicate better with you, teachers and other caregivers when they do have symptoms. Plus, this will help prepare them for self care as they get older.
Here are some resources specially created to teach young children about asthma. These links include games, printable activity sheets, videos with fun characters, comics and more. They might even see some PBS characters they know, like the Sesame Street gang and Arthur and his friends.
Sesame Street In Communities: What Is Asthma
Sesame Street friends share a simple definition of asthma for children under 5 years.Video themes link to EYLF Learning Outcomes 1.4 and 3.2.For more videos and activity templates supporting children to understand asthma, visit Sesame Street in Communities .Note: For appropriate advice on managing your childs asthma, visit your local medical service.Play Schools Through the Windows collections showcase some of the most useful films for reflection and follow-up health and physical wellbeing learning experiences in early education settings.
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Top Sites To Teach Your Child About Asthma
Teaching an asthmatic child about his/her condition — and how to manage it — is a vital part of keeping childhood asthma under control. It can, however, be difficult for parents to know how to start this conversation. The good news? There are many high-quality educational websites available to help parents teach kids about asthma.
What Is Asthma
Asthma is a chronic disease which inflames the airways. The airways are the small tubes that carry air in and out of the lungs. Asthma causes te airways to become over-sensitive and react to things they wouldn’t normally react to, such as cold air or dust mites – even family pets. These are called triggers.
When asthma symptoms are triggered, the muscles around the walls of the airways tighten, making them narrow. The lining of the airways also swells and sticky mucous is produced, clogging up the already narrowed airways. With the airways narrow and clogged with mucous, it becomes diffcult to breathe.
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