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Brush Away!

February 3, 2016
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Hi from McPopper Children’s Hospital! It’s Lily at the computer, and I hope your February is off to a great start! Speaking of February, did you know that this month is National Children’s Dental Health Month? Taking care of your teeth is so important, and that’s why you should always brush your teeth, floss, and visit a dentist. Not only does going to a dentist help you learn proper oral hygiene as well as how to keep your mouth healthy and clean, it also makes your smile that much brighter…and smiling is such a wonderful thing!

You can find out more about National Children’s Dental Health Month here. And don’t forget…have a critterrific clean teeth-filled day!

Give the Gift that Counts!

January 27, 2016
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Hey, what’s up? It’s me, Max, and I hope your week is totally awesome. And speaking of totally awesome, did you know that January is National Blood Donor Month? Blood donation is so important because it helps people who may be suffering from diseases and illnesses as well as people who may have an emergency or accident that lands them in the hospital. Lily and I know firsthand about the importance of blood donation…it’s really giving others the gift of life!

You can learn more about National Blood Donor Month here.

Bye for now!

Penguin Power

January 20, 2016
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Hi from McPopper Children’s Hospital! It’s Lily at the computer, and I hope you’re having a great day. If you’ve looked at twitter recently, you’d see that #penguinawarenessday is trending. And that’s because today is Penguin Awareness Day! Penguins are such amazing animals, and in honor of their special day, we’d like to tell you some fun penguin facts (so you can impress everyone)!

  • Penguins are birds, but they don’t fly.
  • Penguins spend time 50% of their time in the water and the other 50% on land.
  • Penguins eat fish (or other creatures) that they catch in the water.
  • There are 17 different species of penguins.
  • Penguins swallow a lot of seawater.
  • Penguins have excellent hearing…even though you can’t see their ears!

What are your favorite penguin facts? Be sure to let us know! And don’t forget…have a penguin-filled day!

Resolution Central

January 13, 2016
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Hey, what’s up? It’s me, Max, and I hope you’re having an awesome day. Since it’s January, most people like to start out the new year with resolutions that they hope to accomplish during the year. A resolution is a strong decision to do something (or not do something). Do you have any resolutions? This year, my resolution is to start learning a new language. Maybe Spanish? Or French? I’ve always wanted to learn one, and there’s no better time than now. Carpe diem! (That means “seize the day” in Latin.) Maybe I should learn Latin instead!

Bye for now!

It’s 2016!

January 6, 2016
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Hi from McPopper Children’s Hospital! It’s Lily at the computer, and I hope your 2016 is off to a great start! It’s so strange starting a new year because I always forget to write the date correctly on my homework. I’m so used to writing 2015 that 2016 just looks wrong! The funny thing is that it usually takes me most of January to get used to seeing the new date written out, but then all of a sudden it becomes second nature. It’s just one of those things!

On behalf of all of us here at the hospital, we’re wishing you a wonderful 2016 full of excitement, cheer, learning, happiness, and hope. And don’t forget…have a critterrific 2016 day!

New Year Cheer!

December 30, 2015
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Hey, what’s up? It’s me, Max, and I hope you’re enjoying the last days of 2015! It’s weird to think that it’ll never be 2015 again, and pretty soon it’ll be a year of the past and only living in our memories. It’s funny because it seems like just yesterday we were saying goodbye to 2014. Or even 2013 or 2012!

From all of us here at McPopper Children’s Hospital, we’d like to wish you a wonderful, happy, exciting, prosperous, amazing, fabulous, and totally awesome 2016! We’re ready for it. Are you?

 

Happy Holidays!

December 24, 2015
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Hi from McPopper Children’s Hospital! It’s Lily at the computer, and Max, the Hospital Critterz, and I are very excited to be wishing you happy holidays, no matter what holidays you celebrate! In fact, did you know that December is full of fun and funny holidays you may not have even known about? In addition to Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, New Year’s Eve, and New Year’s Day, don’t forget about these three special December days that are coming up:

December 27: Make Snowflakes Out of Construction Paper Day

December 28: Play Cards Day

December 29: Make Decisions Day

Here’s wishing you happy (and critterrific) holidays for every holiday that you celebrate!

 

 

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