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.
Dr. Elise Herman
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.
Contributor: Dr. Elise Herman As parents, we want our children to eat well. Yet all we can do is set the stage for healthy eating; it is up to the child […]
Contributor: Dr. Elise Herman
Parents know too well what “pandemic fatigue” is. They are tired of it all- the masking, the distancing, the quarantining, the disruption of life, and the loss of a “normal childhood” for their kids. But this is a critical time in the COVID-19 pandemic…
Earlier this week Dr. Elise Herman, KVH Pediatrics, joined other pediatric health care leaders for a panel discussion hosted by the American Hospital Association (AHA), American Academy of Pediatrics and Children’s Hospital Association.
Another milestone was reached November 3rd when the Pfizer COIVD-19 vaccine was approved for children 5- 11 years old …
Contributor: Dr. Elise Herman, KVH Pediatrics Early in the COVID-19 pandemic, it was a relief to see that children were much less likely to get sick, be hospitalized, or die […]
Contributor: Dr. Elise Herman, KVH Pediatrics The start of school this year may be a bigger transition than usual for young students due to the COVID-19 pandemic. For many young […]
Contributor: Dr. Elise Herman, KVH Pediatrics A year ago, deep into the COVID-19 pandemic, it seemed unimaginable that we would have a safe and extremely effective vaccine against the Coronavirus […]