The Activity Works Blog

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The Dos and Don’ts of Fighting a Fever

April 27, 2016

It is very likely, that at some point this year your child will experience a fever. As much as we don’t like to see them in pain, sometimes it is actually beneficial for their immune systems. Learn the dos and don’ts of fighting a fever: Do focus on [...]


Study Links Secondhand Smoking to Childhood Obesity and Impaired Cognition

April 20, 2016

A new study reveals that secondhand smoke effects children’s cognitive development and that increased exposure leads to an increased likelihood of becoming obese. This study differs from others in that it used blood tests to determine the child’s [...]


Autism and Activity Works: A Healthy Collaboration

April 13, 2016

By: Ilona Naroditskiy My son Samuel was diagnosed with Autism at the age of 3. He was a playful, affectionate little boy, who could spend hours playing with his toys without any need for attention from others. He did not talk, respond to his name, or have [...]