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In China, 200 million kids have gone back to school - online

Almost 200 million kids across China started their second semester on Monday. But it was a school day unlike anything they had before the Lunar New Year holiday.

UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 12, 2020

House Call: Helping children deal with grief

I often feel like children today are faced with grief more often than I ever was as a kid, but maybe I was just lucky or my perception is skewed. …

Beyond gratitude: Etiquette experts say thank you cards also convey honor, respect

Help your kids create simple thank you cards for receiving holiday gifts to send messages of caring and relationships, etiquette experts say. It brightens the recipient’s day. Here are ideas …

Holiday hugs: Don’t force them for kids

While family members often span the miles to visit at holidays, close encounters with relatives from afar can pose a quandary for parents. Should you tell your children to hug …

UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 22, 2019

‘It’s you I like’: Spokane educators reflect on Fred Rogers’ legacy as moviegoers can rediscover a hero

The newly released Tom Hanks biopic, “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood,” underscores the important, calming and confident role Fred Rogers, aka Mister Rogers, played in the lives of children.

UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 4, 2019

Carmakers to add alerts to prevent child heatstroke deaths

By the 2025 model year, nearly all new vehicles sold in the U.S. will come with electronic alerts to remind people to not leave children behind in the back seats.

Therapists offer advice on helping children deal with anxiety

For children, just like for adults, anxiety is a part of life, and there’s a lot for kids to worry about: the first day of school, standardized testing, gun violence, …

UPDATED: Wed., July 10, 2019

Two new Gonzaga basketball players spend time reading to kids

About 20 children turned up at the Spokane Public Library’s South Hill branch to hear Gonzaga basketball players read books aloud.

UPDATED: Thu., July 4, 2019

Spokane hospitals say operating rooms clean after mold sickens five and kills one at Seattle Children’s Hospital

Spokane-area health care providers explain their infection controls, following report that one patient died and five others were infected by mold in operating rooms at Seattle Children’s Hospital in the …

U.S. said in late stages of YouTube kids’ video investigation

The Washington Post is reporting that the Federal Trade Commission is in late stages of an investigation into how Google’s YouTube handles children’s videos.

UPDATED: Thu., May 30, 2019

Too good: Top spelling bee kids humble dictionary in finals

The kids were just too good. The finals of the Scripps National Spelling Bee turned into a slog on Thursday, with bee organizers unable to scour Webster’s Unabridged dictionary for …

UPDATED: Fri., May 10, 2019

Spokane students taught to confront shooters when other options have run out

As more and more children lose their lives interceding, the question becomes what are Spokane students being trained to do?

UPDATED: Thu., May 9, 2019

Parents can’t delete what kids tell Amazon voice assistant

A kids’ version of Amazon’s Alexa won’t forget what children tell it, even after parents try to delete the conversations.

UPDATED: Mon., April 15, 2019

U.K. proposes banning social media ‘likes’ for children

Britain’s privacy regulator wants to stop kids from being able to “like” posts on Facebook and other social media sites as part of tough new rules it’s proposing to protect …

UPDATED: Tue., April 2, 2019

Spokane autism advocate: Sesame Street Muppet great for community

Meet Julia. She has electric-red hair, a yellow-felt body, loves painting and lives on Sesame Street. Julia, a Muppet on the long-running children’s show, has autism.

UPDATED: Wed., March 27, 2019

Teen gang member shoots toward children during kidnapping and robbery, police say

Police say a 16-year-old gang member shot toward children Saturday during a kidnapping and robbery of a 15-year-old acquaintance.

FBI accuses wealthy parents, including celebrities, in college-entrance bribery scheme

The Justice Department on Tuesday charged more than 30 people – including two television stars – with being part of a long-running scheme to bribe and cheat to get their …

UPDATED: Mon., March 4, 2019

In the Garden: Help children cultivate interest in gardening

All of us have the opportunity to involve kids in the garden. This year, I’m challenging you to do this with your children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews or neighbor kids, because …

UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 25, 2019

Paul Turner: Hello, modern-day Spokane children. I scoff at your puny snow forts.

I remember using metal garbage cans as molds and constructing multilayer snow strongholds.

Sleep-friendly routines may help child fall asleep more easily

Lots of children your son’s age have trouble falling asleep easily at night. In many cases, the reason for this can be traced back to habits a child has developed …

Warm our hearts: Mitten drawings show off youngsters’ skills and creativity

The judges hearts were warmed by all the entries to The Spokesman-Review’s winter coloring contest.

Disappointment can be good for kids. Here’s how parents can help them handle it.

The morning routine isn’t always smooth, but our 3-year-old is slowly learning to compromise and accept disappointment.

Beware the holiday ‘smart toys’ that spy on your kids

Consumer advocates warn “smart toys” pose privacy and security risks for kids. Security experts have shown smart toys can be easily hacked, and toymakers have taken heat for major data …

UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 27, 2018

U.S. nixed FBI checks on staff at migrant teen detention camp

The Trump administration announced in June it would open a temporary shelter for up to 360 migrant children in this isolated corner of the Texas desert. Less than six months …

UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 13, 2018

More U.S. kids get paralyzing illness, cause is still unknown

More children have been diagnosed with a mysterious paralyzing illness in recent weeks, and U.S. health officials said Tuesday that they still aren’t sure what’s causing it.

UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 14, 2018

Pocket-money apps aim to help kids in cashless world

Children can spend their allowance and chore money by shopping online or by tapping at contactless payment terminals in stores. Sound like a recipe for splurging? Not so, says one …

Can meditation help kids with autism better cope with sensory overload?

There is relatively little formal research on the benefits of meditation on children with autism, but pediatric occupational therapists have been unofficially using mindfulness with their patients for years.

Appeals court puts youth climate change lawsuit on hold

A lawsuit by a group of young Americans, which asserts the U.S. government is harming them by having created a national energy system that causes climate change, is on hold …

Amazon’s new goal: Teach 10 million kids a year to code

Amazon said it will pay for summer camps, teacher training and other initiatives to benefit children and young adults from low-income families who might not have learned to code otherwise.

6 children dead, 12 sick in viral outbreak at rehab center

A severe viral outbreak at a New Jersey rehabilitation center for “medically fragile children” has left six youngsters dead and 12 others sick, the state Health Department said Tuesday.