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Monday, March 10, 2014

New ARTHUR Family Health Website

WGBH and PBS Kids are proud to announce the launch of the ARTHUR Family Health website, which builds on ARTHUR's eighteen-year history of addressing challenging topics and making them understandable for kids.

Featuring Arthur and friends, this robust, new website offers background information, games, videos, and other resources designed to help parents and educators talk to kids about important health issues - from asthma, food allergies and nutrition, to fitness and resilience.

All of the resources on this mobile-friendly website were reviewed by health experts from top medical institutions such as Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston Children's Hospital, and Harvard Medical School.

The goal is to encourage conversation around these topics and to continue to grow this important resource in the years ahead.

Buster knows all about managing asthma. In this section, Buster invites parents and kids to learn more about asthma care, how to stay active, and what triggers to avoid. Kids will love putting their knowledge to the test in the Buster Baxter: Lung Defender game
 Peanut Allergy
Binky has a peanut allergy, so he has to be careful about what he eats and touches. In addition to printable activities and a fun interactive quiz, this section features a travel translator that offers 14 different language translations of "I have a peanut allergy," a useful and potentially life-saving tool when traveling to areas where English is not the native language. 

Like many kids, Arthur, D.W., and their friends sometimes struggle to maintain a healthy diet. Here, both kids and adults learn how to make better choices that are both healthy and delicious! In D.W.'s Unicorn Adventure app, kids learn about healthy snacking as they help D.W. save a lost unicorn using the power of rainbow foods! Yum! 

Finding the right things to say to children when upsetting events occur at home and in the world around us can be hard for parents and caregivers. Here, adults will learn how they can support kids during challenging times using resources, activities, and videos designed to help kids heal and grow from these experiences. This section features a Draw Your Feelings activity where children better express and manage difficult emotions through artwork. 
Fitness can be fun, so get up off the couch! This section features the basics of staying fit and inspires both kids and adults to stay active and healthy through games like Dance Club, Groove It, and Workout Time


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