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‘Reading Rainbow’ is getting a reboot but without LeVar Burton

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — Reading Rainbow is about to get a reboot tailored to a generation of kids who rarely get their entertainment from broadcast TV. Streaming live this Sunday on the platform Looped, Reading Rainbow Live is described as an interactive “event” full of music, dancing and games. One glaring omission: LeVar Burton who… Read More

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The FDA postpones a highly anticipated meeting on the Pfizer vaccine for young kids

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — A highly anticipated meeting of expert advisers to discuss whether to recommend the use of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for young children has been postponed. The Food and Drug Administration said Pfizer told the agency that new data have recently emerged regarding its emergency use authorization request for the Pfizer vaccine… Read More

A nurse administers a pediatric dose of the Covid-19 vaccine to a girl at a L.A. Care Health Plan vaccination clinic at Los Angeles Mission College in the Sylmar neighborhood in Los Angeles, Ca., January 19, 2022.

COVID-19 vaccine for young kids could be ready this month

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Updated February 1, 2022 at 7:42 AM ET WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — The last age group of the population unable to get a Covid-19 vaccine may soon be able to do so — and much earlier than anticipated. Pfizer-BioNTech is expected to file a submission for emergency use to the Food and Drug Administration for… Read More

Elsa Estrada, 6, smiles at her mother as pharmacist Sylvia Uong applies an alcohol swab to her arm before administering the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at a pediatric vaccine clinic for children ages 5 to 11 set up at Willard Intermediate School in Santa Ana, Calif. Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021.

Nearly 1 million kids ages 5-11 will have their first COVID shots by the end of today

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — Beloved stuffed animals in hand, they lined up at schools, pop-up clinics and children’s hospitals to do something that little kids generally hate to do: get a shot. COVID vaccinations for 5- to 11-year-olds began in earnest late last week, ramping up over the weekend and early this week. By the… Read More

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Try Hockey For Free


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The Columbus Blue Jackets invite first-time participants, boys and girls ages 5 to 9, to try hockey for free through the Get Out And Learn program. Participants will learn the basics of hockey in a fun and safe atmosphere. 60 minutes of instruction FREE stick, jersey and knit gloves FREE skate rental Advanced registration is… Read More

Ari Blank got a comforting hand squeeze from his mom in May as he was vaccinated against COVID-19 in Bloomfield Hills, Mich.

FDA authorizes use of Pfizer’s COVID vaccine for 5- to 11-year-olds

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — The Food and Drug Administration has authorized a Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5 to 11. This lower-dose formulation of the companies’ adult vaccine was found to be safe and 90.7% effective in preventing COVID-19. The agency acted Friday after a panel of independent scientists advising the FDA strongly supported… Read More

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Kids’ mental health and safety in the spotlight as social media execs face Congress

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — A Senate committee is widening its investigation into the impact social media platforms have on children, teens and young adults, with more apps facing congressional scrutiny. NewsHour’s William Brangham reports with Jean Twenge, a psychology professor and author of “iGen: Why Today’s Super-Connected Kids Are Growing Up Less Rebellious, More Tolerant,… Read More

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Ohio bill would give foster children a “bill of rights”

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Two Democratic Ohio lawmakers are sponsoring what’s being called the “Foster Youth Bill of Rights” that they say will give at least 15,000 children in the state’s custody more knowledge about their options and give them more of a voice in their care. Statehouse correspondent Jo Ingles reports the… Read More

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What parents need to know about vaccinating young children against COVID-19

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NewsHour) — The White House laid out plans Wednesday for children between the ages of 5 and 11 to soon receive the COVID-19 vaccine. If approved, shots could begin as soon as November. But many parents are still wondering about whether to get their children vaccinated. Dr. Jennifer Nuzzo, lead epidemiologist for the… Read More

The KFC in Athens is just one on many business looking for employees.

Lawmakers want to let teens work later on a school night

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — The bill would allow 14- and 15-year-olds to work until 9pm on a school night. Current law says those teenagers have to stop working at 7pm when they have school the next day. Sen. Tina Maharath (D-Canal Winchester) said the bill, SB251, requires approval by parents. “They’re still not able… Read More

A healthcare worker prepares doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine at a mobile vaccination clinic at a high school in Los Angeles in August.

Pfizer Officially Asks The FDA To Authorize Its COVID Vaccine For Kids Aged 5-11

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Updated October 7, 2021 at 9:27 AM ET WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — Pfizer and BioNTech are officially asking the Biden administration to authorize the use of their COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5 to 11. Pfizer tweeted on Thursday that the companies had submitted their formal request for Emergency Use Authorization of the vaccine to… Read More

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Kids As Young As 5-Years-Old Will Be Eligible For Ohio’s Vaccine Lottery

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Ohio is launching another COVID-19 vaccine incentive program to give out scholarships to winners of a sweepstakes if they get the shot. But there’s a catch in this new lottery plan. That means the “Vax-2-School” lottery will be postponed, in hopes that approval happens by the end of the… Read More

A healthcare worker administers a dose of a Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine to a child at a pediatrician's office in Bingham Farms, Michigan, U.S., on Wednesday, May 19, 2021.

Pfizer Submits Favorable Initial Data To The FDA On Kids’ COVID-19 Vaccine Trial

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — Pfizer and BioNTech are another step closer to seeking authorization for young children to receive the COVID-19 coronavirus vaccine, submitting data to the Food and Drug Administration that shows a “robust” antibody response and “favorable” safety outcomes in kids ages 5 to 11 who received the two-dose regimen in clinical trials…. Read More

Sam Campbell (left), a middle school teacher at Nelsonville York, and Cali Sankar, a junior high teacher at Trimble, prepare and assemble an art project called Unity, which was produced by students from multiple schools in the region, in Athens, Ohio, on Monday, June 7, 2021. Unity will be on display on East State Street near the Athens Community Center sometime in June.

Athens County Students And Teachers Team Up To Create Community Mural

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — From rolling hills, to pawpaws, to bricks, to “ditch lilies,” there are a lot of symbols that students think of when they think of Athens County. These ideas, and the communities they represent, will be intertwined in a mural created by local students and teachers. Students’ ideas about their communities are at… Read More

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Sneak Peak: WOUB Virtual Screening Of New PBS Kids Show


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Parents, grandparents, teachers and kids are going to love the newest show coming to PBS Kids, and they’ll have a chance to watch a sneak peek with WOUB Public Media. The 30-minute screening of Donkey Hodie will be held virtually on April 29 at 10 a.m. using Zoom. Inspired by the funny, quirky side of children’s TV… Read More

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Tumbling for Kids


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At the YMCA of Parkersburg, you can roll, flip and jump your way to fun without worrying about competitions! Our Tumbling for Kids program is perfect for beginners who would like help in forming solid gymnastics fundamentals such as cart-wheels, backbends, handstands, and more. The 7-week program also teaches life skills such as goal setting, safety, self-discipline,… Read More

Tumbling

Tumbling for Kids


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At the YMCA of Parkersburg, you can roll, flip and jump your way to fun without worrying about competitions! Our Tumbling for Kids program is perfect for beginners who would like help in forming solid gymnastics fundamentals such as cart-wheels, backbends, handstands, and more. The 7-week program also teaches life skills such as goal setting, safety, self-discipline,… Read More