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Non-Digital Gifts for Children

From the Show: Healthy Children
Summary: Develop your kid's motor skills or problem-solving ability with non-digital gifts.
Air Date: 12/11/18
Duration: 18:17
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Corinn Cross, MD
Dr. Cori Cross 2017Dr. Corinn Cross was born and raised in New Jersey. She attended Barnard College where she graduated cum laude and majored in philosophy. She went on to attend the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in Newark, NJ, where she was selected for the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. Dr. Cross did her internship and residency in pediatrics at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. Dr. Cross has continued to work at CHLA as a general pediatrics attending.

Dr. Cross is actively involved in her local AAP, Chapter 2, where she is an obesity champion. She is co-founder of the Fit to Play and Learn Obesity Prevention curriculum. Through a collaboration between AAP Chapter 2 and the L.A. Unified School District this curriculum is being used to educate at-risk students and their parents on the risks of obesity and to help them to lead healthier lives. Dr. Cross is an AAP Spokesperson and speaks to children throughout the L.A. school district about obesity, healthy lifestyles and the benefits of walking to school.

Dr. Cross is a member of the Executive Board for the AAP's Council on Communications and Media. She is the Editor of the Council on Communications and Media's blog.
Non-Digital Gifts for Children
With gadgets so integrated into daily life, it can be tough to find non-digital gifts for your children.  How do you manage your child’s holiday expectations?

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Discuss how wish lists work. Items on the list are not guaranteed. Manage those expectations.

Non-Digital Gifts by Age

  • Little ones: pop-up tunnels, stacking blocks and cups, board books, pretend play sets, modeling dough, crayons
  • School-age children: model planes and cars, building kits, board games, toys that stimulate the imagination
  • Tweens & teens: board games, journals, art supplies, cookbooks, things that can bring people together

Listen as Dr. Corinn Cross joins Melanie Cole, MS, to share ideas for non-digital gifts.

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