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Curiosity in Children

There are characteristics we hope to see in our kids such as kindness, intelligence, and perseverance. We may not put ‘curiosity’ high on this list, but in fact it is crucial to a child’s success in learning and school—and maybe, even in life.

Parent Advice / Back to School

As summer winds down, parents and children are well aware of the approach of the new school year. Some kids are very excited about learning and seeing their teachers and friends again, while others have more reservations.

Kids & Allergies

Spring is here, the weather is improving and it’s great for kids to be outside, unless your child is itchy, congested, and miserable due to allergies. Seasonal allergies are rare under age 2 years but very common after that, affecting up to 40% of children.

Mary Holmgren (KVH Volunteer)

In 2022, April 17-23 is National Volunteer Week. It was early 2002 when Doug and Mary Holmgren, freshly retired, moved east to be near to their children’s growing families. Not […]

Donation by The Foundation at KVH

The Foundation at KVH presents Kittitas Valley Healthcare with Donation (Ellensburg) March 31, 2022 – The Foundation at Kittitas Valley Healthcare, which directly supports the programs and services of Kittitas […]

Nature & Children

So what does outside nature time look like? It could be exploring the backyard or park, hiking, gardening, riding bikes, or just sitting under a tree daydreaming. Unstructured time, without a specific plan, encourages a child to get creative and be independent.

Reach Out and Read

The pandemic has affected so many things for our children, including their education. Despite incredible efforts by devoted teachers and school staff, progress in reading has suffered significantly, with many more students at risk of not learning to read than prior to the pandemic. Kids who do not learn to read in elementary school are at greater risk of dropping out, earning less, and getting in trouble with the law.