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School’s in Session!

August 24, 2016
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Hi from McPopper Children’s Hospital! It’s Lily at the computer, and I hope you’re having an awesome day. Now that the school year is starting, I just wanted to remind all of you about the importance of staying upbeat and positive. Sometimes the beginning of school can seem overwhelming. After all, you may have new teachers, new classmates, and a lot of new material that you’re going to cover over the year. But just remember that even though it may seem difficult, hard, or look intimidating, it’s important to keep the big picture in mind and get excited about all that you’re going to learn and the ways that you’re going to expand your mind. So instead of being overwhelmed, it’s time to be overjoyed that you get to have the opportunity to learn new skills and concepts that will stay with you the rest of your life. And that’s pretty cool!

We hope you have a wonderful (and critterrific) start to the school year!

Family Fun Month!

August 17, 2016
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Hey, what’s up? It’s me, Max, and I hope you’re having an awesome week. Did you know that August is Family Fun Month? That means it’s the perfect time to plan special activities and trips with your family. What’s also terrific about Family Fun Month is that it really celebrates and honors all different types of families. Whether you have a mom and dad, two dads, aunts and uncles, grandparents, cousins, and even friends who you love just like family, this is the perfect month to celebrate with the people you care about. That’s what family is all about!

Bye for now!

Watermelon Mania!

August 3, 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. Did you know that today is National Watermelon Day? So I thought it would be fun to share some interesting facts about watermelons with all of you. Aside from being very tasty, here’s some fascinating watermelon trivia:

  • Watermelons are over 90% water. Hence the name!
  • Watermelons contain vitamins A, B, and C.
  • It’s the most popular melon in the United States.
  • Watermelons come in many different types. There are some with seeds, without seeds, yellow, and mini (to name a few). Do you have a favorite?

We hope you enjoy a delicious watermelon today and have a critterrific day!

Summer Reading

July 20, 2016
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Hey, what’s up? It’s me, Max, and I hope you’re having an awesome day. What are you up to this summer? Are you going to camp? Summer school? Spending time with friends and family? No matter what you do over the summer, you should always find time to read a new book. Whether it’s fiction or non-fiction, it’s fun to pick out different books to read when the weather gets warm. You can even read outside! Books can take us on wild adventures and open up whole new worlds filled with excitement…and that’s really what summer is all about!

Bye for now!

Very Blueberry

July 13, 2016
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Hi from McPopper Children’s Hopsital! It’s Lily at the computer, and I hope you’re having an awesome day. Did you know that July is National Blueberry Month? Blueberries are one of my favorite fruits because they not only taste great, but they’re great for you. So in honor of National Blueberry Month, we have some fun facts about blueberries that we’d like to share with you. Enjoy!

• Blueberries are full of fiber, vitamins, and minerals.

• Blueberries are sometimes used as a natural food dye. Blue coloring, anyone?

• The states that grow the highest number of blueberries are Michigan, Oregon, and Washington.

• Whether you want blueberry pie, blueberry scones, blueberry muffins, blueberry yogurts, or blueberry pancakes (to name a few), blueberries make a yummy and healthy addition to so many snacks and meals!

We hope you have a critterrific blueberry-filled month!

Believe in Yourself!

July 6, 2016

Hey, what’s up? It’s me, Max, and I hope you’re having an awesome day! Today I wanted to write about the importance of believing in yourself. There are times when we all begin to doubt ourselves and our abilities. Maybe others around us make us feel inferior, or perhaps we’re just unsure about our own strengths. When the self-doubt enters your head, just remember how awesome you are. You’re truly amazing so don’t let anyone make you feel otherwise. The only one who can make you feel inferior is you, so it’s time to stop doubting yourself. You’re a special and terrific person with so much to offer the world. Don’t ever forget that!

Bye for now!

Animal Fun!

June 29, 2016
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Hi from McPopper Children’s Hospital! It’s Lily at the computer, and I hope you’re having an awesome day! June is coming to a close, but I wanted to remind you that June is National Zoo and Aquarium Month! There’s no better time to visit the zoos and aquariums located around the country and look at all of the amazing wildlife, both on land and under the sea. Animals are so important to all of us, and it’s up to us to care for them and the Earth. Don’t forget to recycle, try to save water, and always treat animals with love, kindness, and respect. They’re critterrific!

We hope you have a critterrific day!

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