Coping with Kids: Custom fortune cookies delivers message
By The Tribune-Review
Published: Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, 9:23 p.m.
The award-winning Fortune Cookie Maker by Moose Toys allows children to make, decorate and create custom messages in fortune cookies at home. It sells for $27.99 at nationwide stores.
‘Who's on First' captures Abbott, Costello routine
The classic routine of “Who's on First” by iconic comedians William “Bud” Abbott and Lou Costello takes on new life as a picture book from Quirk Books, aimed at ages 7 and older. The book “Who's on First” goes on sale in late February for $16.95.
Book illustrates how to tie a tie
Kids need to learn how to tie shoes and scarves — and in an illustrated children's book, they can learn how to tie a necktie. “Learn to Tie a Tie with the Rabbit and the Fox” is written by Sybrina Durant and illustrated by Donna Marie Naval.
The book ($14.95) walks kids through the process with cartoons and words, and Durant wrote a bonus song that will make it hard for readers to forget how to tie a tie.
Greater ebook access would increase reading
The percentage of kids who read ebooks has nearly doubled — 25 percent to 46 percent since 2010, according to the newly released Kids & Family Reading Report. The study, a biannual report from Scholastic, also reported that half of children ages 9 to 17 said they would read more if they had greater access to ebooks.
About half of parents (49 percent) said their kids do not spend enough time reading for fun; in 2010, 36 percent of parents said they were dissatisfied with their kids' reading time. In the survey, 72 percent of parents expressed interest in their children reading ebooks.
CDC: preteens should get HPV vaccine
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that preteen girls and boys, ages 11 and 12, receive the human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccination.
In the United States each year, there are about 18,000 women and 7,000 men affected by HPV-related cancers, including mouth/throat; anal; cervix, vulva and vagina in women; and penis in men. Many of those cancers could be prevented with the vaccination, according to the CDC.
NewsUSA reports that more than 46 million doses of the HPV vaccine have been distributed, and studies continue to demonstrate the vaccines are safe.
For more information about the HPV vaccine and other vaccines recommended for preteens, visit www.cdc.gov/vaccines/who/teens/for-parents.html.
Send parenting news to Coping With Kids in care of Rebecca Killian, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, D.L. Clark Building, 503 Martindale St., Pittsburgh, PA 15212, or e-mail email@example.com.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.