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Tips For Researching Summer Camps Amid Pandemic

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By Jess Michaels

Researching summer camps is an important step to finding the right camp for your child. And this summer, after a year of remote learning and limited socializing and activities, your child is going to need a summer at camp more than ever before. Even in the midst of a pandemic, there are ways to go about narrowing down your choices and choosing the best camp for your child and family. Here are some ways to get your camp search started.

Psst…Check out Questions to Ask Camp Directors Amid a Pandemic

Video Calls With the Director – One of the best ways to learn about a camp is by speaking with the camp director. While many overnight camp directors have done home visits in the past so you can get to know the director (and for them to get to know you and your child), they have moved these meetings to Zoom! Facetime, Google Meets and Zoom have made it even easier to get to know a camp director and to inquire about the camp’s philosophy, mission, activities and more.

Courtyard & Backyard Home Visits – If you rather do a home visit, camp directors are happy to do outside home visits when the weather warms up. Backyard and courtyard visits worked very well this fall and they will start up again as the weather improves.

Day Camp Tours – Since day camps are local, they offer camp tours all year long, even in the winter. If there is a day camp you are interested in, give the director a call to schedule a tour. Touring allows you to see the camp and facilities, even if it will all look different in the summer! Tours also allow you to ask questions while in the camp environment which often sparks additional questions.

Spring Open Houses and Tours – When the weather warms up, many day and overnight camps will host some kind of socially distanced open house dates and camp tours where you can see the camp before deciding on a camp.

Virtual Camp Fairs – Camp fairs typically allow families to meet with dozens of camps all in one day! Since in-person events are challenging during COVID-19, camp fairs have been re-imagined this year. New York Family will be offering virtual camp fairs that will be using an online platform with an algorithm that will create one-on-one video calls between camp directors and qualified families, based on the criteria both camps and families submit. There will be four virtual camp fairs, taking place on: Sunday, March 14th • Sunday, April 11th.

Camp Websites & Social Media – Already have a few camps in mind to check out? Camp websites and social media pages are filled with information from activities offered to videos. Looking at a camp’s website is a good starting point for your search but it’s always important to speak with the camp director before registering to ensure the camp is the right fit for your child.

Call the American Camp Association, NY & NJ – Did you know that the American Camp Association, NY and NJ offers parents free, one-on-one advice for parents looking for a day or overnight camp? Families can call Renee Flax at 212-391-5208 to speak with Renee about their child and what they are looking for in a camp.

This story first appeared on NewYorkFamily.com.

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8 Best Websites For Kids To Send Valentine’s Day E-Cards

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By Brooke Thompson

Valentine’s Day is around the corner, which means it’s time for chocolates, red hearts, and exchanging valentines. With Valentine’s Day looking a little differently this year, the fun children’s tradition of exchanging valentines at school might have to be done virtually.

If you are looking for some ideas on how your child can give Valentine’s Day cards to their friends in class, why not send them an e-card? E-cards are virtual cards that can be sent by email. They typically feature animations, songs, and sometimes even interactive elements, like games and quizzes. You also can include a personalized message and, sometimes, even a gift.

Here are eight websites that specialize in sending Valentine’s Day e-cards.

Best Websites to Send Valentine’s Day E-cards

Hallmark

Hallmark always has amazing cards to give to your favorite people, and their e-card selection does not disappoint. Their Valentine’s Day e-cards come in a variety of genres and brands that your child is bound to find one they’d love.

In typical e-card fashion, these cards are animated. Children will enjoy characters moving across the screen, the wacky sound effects, and personalizing their own messages to their friends and classmates.

Here are a couple of the cards on the website:

Heart in a Basket
“A Heartfelt Adventure” e-card

“A Heartfelt Adventure” e-card is a cute, short animation that features a valentine heart, spreading kindness throughout their journey.

“Sending a Little Magic” e-card

“Sending a Little Magic” e-card showcases Mickey Mouse’s magic skills as he sends hearts and messages to the viewer.

American Greetings

American Greetings is another website where your child can send Valentine’s Day e-cards to their friends and classmates. What is unique about American Greetings’ cards is that some of their e-cards are interactive. Children will enjoy popping balloons, clearing away confetti, or chasing butterflies before getting to read a special message.

American Greetings has over 100 valentine e-cards to choose from, so your child is sure to find the perfect one to send. While some of their e-cards are interactive, there are others that feature animations, songs, and even quizzes.

Happy Valentine's Day
“Special You” E-card from American Greetings

“Special You” features a small heart singing a sweet message to the recipient.

Three Balloons
Valentine Balloons Interactive

The “Valentine Balloons” is an interactive e-card where the viewer can pop the balloons to reveal messages.

For the full list of websites, visit NewYorkFamily.com.

 

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A Child Psychologist’s Advice For Letting Kids Recharge By Putting the Phone Away

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By Emily Klass

Tips from Child Psychologist, Emily Klass, on Putting the Phone Away at Night

Psst…For more helpful ways on managing screentime, check out Helpful Tools and Tips on How We Can Best Manage Kids’ Screen Time

Struggling to have your child to put down their phone and go to sleep at night? It was hard before the Covid-19 pandemic; now it just seems impossible. As a child psychologist, I hear story after story of children of all ages having extreme reactions to putting their phone away at night.

This extreme reaction interferes with the quality of sleep, sleep that is vital to healthy growth and development. Historically, we as parents have been deeply involved in the sleep of our infants and gradually move away from this close monitoring as they grow up, trusting that a reasonable bedtime and a bit of a routine will serve to allow the child to recharge their bodies and minds. This transition to sleep has been deeply disturbed by the presence of cell phones in the room, the bed, on the pillow of our kids. It is there during tiny mid-night awakenings and the light emanating is suppressing the hormone melatonin that provides for sleep.

The importance of sleep in child development is fact. Sleep deprivation damages children’s brains –normal plasticity – the adaptation of neural structures to the stimuli the brain receives is disrupted. The brain centers responsible for processing visual signals and sensory information are affected. Children are more apt to develop mood and anxiety problems. Those children who are more vulnerable, say with a diagnosis of ADHD, are even more highly affected. Worsened academic performance, obesity, poorer concentration is all evidenced.

In 2019, teens spent 7 hours and 22 minutes on the phone each day with tweens not far behind. Preschool-age children use smartphones and tablets longer than recommended and parents often don’t realize it. And those are preschoolers! When the phone is in the bedroom, children may not be able to separate from their phones and their usage is much longer than any of us know! How many parents have woken up in the middle of the night, expecting their children to be fast asleep, only to find out that their teen was on their phone most of the night? And children (and adults) steadfastly state the importance of what might happen if they are not!

Researchers, scientists, psychologists and parents know the hazards of too much smartphone use for our children. Sleep is critical to healthy child development. Sleep deprivation can alter the brain’s ability to adapt to change. Children who don’t get enough sleep are more likely to develop mood and anxiety problems. This is especially true of children with ADHD. A lack of sleep can also lead to problems with concentration, declining academic performance and obesity. The Mayo Clinic cautions that we must manage our children’s interface with smartphones.

Pre-pandemic, our children were deeply embedded in the electronic world. Since the pandemic, they have been forced to now even live their academic lives on their phones. And the phone has become an extension of their bodies. At the end of the arm and hand is the phone; ergonomically developed to fit perfectly and designed to maintain undivided attention with algorithmic coding.

Our children do best when their days follow reasonably predictable patterns and rhythms. Going off to school, changes and transitions during the school day, the return home, afternoon and evening activities and routines and bedtime. These normal markers of time help our children develop habits and routines that significantly help the development of healthy sleeping eating, mood regulation as well as the executive function skills – anticipation, planning, self-control, communication and self-confidence that are all reinforced with these structural scaffolds.

Covid has thrown all these time markers (across the whole 24 hours) in the air like a deck of cards. Not going into school at all, or going erratically, opening a laptop in bed — when the normal markers of time become ambiguous, our children have less opportunity to develop these routines and habits and skills. Establishing routines, habits — a healthy relationship with screens supports our children’s lives. The transition to sleep serves as a linchpin of this healthy relationship. Just emerging scientific research is compellingly telling us that our children are experiencing increasingly disrupted sleep schedules, sleep quality, extremely decreased opportunities for physical activity and way more sedentary behavior.

At night when we tell our kids to give us their phone, we might as well be telling them to cut off their hand – it is their friend, all they have learned during the day, pictures of their pets and their self-reflections, their fun, their social standing, their favorite book and song — their world.

We can address the transition and quality of sleep in these proven ways:

1. The phone cannot be in the hand all day. The tie becomes too great, and separating too intense.

2. Keep a bedtime ritual – from super simple to elaborate. Use a ritual that works for your child and your family. Perhaps it is a quick teeth brush and then jump into bed or perhaps all animals real to stuffed and parents must be kissed, lights checked, etc. When there is a bit of a ritual, separating from the phone can be incorporated into it.

3. Mirror your expectation of them in your own behavior: children are quick to indict parents for being glued to screens.

4. Put the phone to bed. Let it recharge while we all recharge.

In my office I have long had a little doll’s bed – children, teens, and even adults “tuck” their phones in, freeing themselves to concentrate on our sessions.

With my industrial design partner, I have invented a product called KozyFone for us all, to tuck in and recharge our phones while we and our children are recharging. It offers a new part of our bedtime rituals – marked by this tucking-in – to promote better sleep hygiene to children in a positive way. It is part of the sleep ritual (and recharges the phone) and I wrote a manual for helping our children to go off to sleep incorporating the evidence-based information we now have.

To support our mission of improving children’s sleep health and relationship with technology, you can learn more about our product here: KozyFone-Kickstarter-Panels.pdf

For more info please visit landaudesign.co and psychhealthpartners.com

Dr. Emily Klass, Child Pyschologist: eklass@psychhealthpartners.com

Evan Landau, Industrial Designer: landaudesign.sc@gmail.com

This story first appeared on NewYorkFamily.com.

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How To Celebrate New Year’s Eve At Home For 2021

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2021 is almost here and we are looking forward to welcoming the new year! While you may not be throwing a big bash or attending any parties, you can still ring in 2021 with your family. Try out these ideas on how to create a spectacular New Year’s Eve at home.

Ideas on How to Create an Amazing New Year’s Eve Party

In terms of parties, there are three main things you need: decorations, food, and entertainment. If you are unsure where to start, the following list should give you some ideas on how to throw an amazing New Year’s Eve party that will dazzle your family.

Decorations You Will Need

You can’t have a party without some decorations! Even if the celebration is just with your family, liven up your living room or dining room with these must-have New Year’s Eve essentials.

New Year’s Banners

Add some festivity to your house with the 4ct Sparkling New Year’s Banners from Party City for $7.99. The foil fringe banner will make an excellent table decoration while the three other banners will add some pizazz to your party room. If you plan on making a photo booth, the banners could also be used as part of a backdrop.

Gold and Black Streamers

Gold Crepe Paper
Crepe Streamer by Celebrate It™

Grab some gold and black streamers from Michael’s for only $3.99. These will brighten up the room and make it feel a little festive for New Year’s Eve. Take some scissors and curl the edges to add some flair to your streamers. Also, any leftover streamers can be used to create a nice backdrop for a photo booth.

Noisemakers

Noise Makers
Metallic Fringe Squawkers 8ct for $2.49

What better way to ring in 2021 than with noisemakers. Whether you choose Party City’s Metallic Fringe Squawkers or their Black and Gold New Year’s Eve Noisemakers, both make great accessories for a New Year’s selfie or as a photo booth prop.

New Year's Eve Noisemaker
Black & Gold New Year’s Eve Noisemaker for $0.99

Black and Gold Plates & Cutlery

Black New Year Plate
Disco New Year’s Eve Lunch Plates 8ct

Add some pizazz to your table with these Disco New Year’s Eve plates from Party City for $3.49. These plates come in a pack of eight and will match the decorations you hung up earlier while tying the room together. Be sure to throw in some matching napkins and silverware for the occasion.

Champagne Flutes

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4ct Gold Champagne Flute – Spritz™

You can’t properly celebrate the New Year without making a New Year’s toast. Grab a pack of the Gold Champagne Flutes from Target for only $4. Their glittery design is perfect for your favorite beverage and celebrating a year of new beginnings.

If you already have some flutes but want to give them a festive look, get some Mod Podge Dishwasher Safe Gloss, gold or silver glitter, and a paintbrush. Take your paintbrush and coat the outside of the flutes with the mod podge. (Make sure the coat is even to ensure the glitter stays on). While the mod podge is still wet, sprinkle the glitter over the cup. Next, let your glasses dry for at least two hours. Once the glasses are dry, add another layer of the mod podge to ensure the glitter stays on. Allow them to dry again before using them.

Headband or Party Hat

New's Year Eve Essentials
Box of 5 New Year’s Eve Party Kit – Spritz™

Accessorize your New Year’s Eve outfit with party hats or a headband. You can pick up a box of five New Year’s Eve hats and tiaras from Target for only $10. Be sure to use these for your photo booth later!

Or, if you are feeling extra creative, make some for your loved ones. To make a New Year’s Eve headband, what you’ll need is some cardboard, silver or gold spray paint, glue, silver/gold wire, a glue gun, a spool of gold/silver rick rack, a headband, and a paintbrush.

First, cut your design out of the cardboard. This could be a 2021 sign, a “Happy New Year” sign, or simply some stars. Take your paintbrush to spread the glue over the top of your design before applying the glitter. Next, cut a 10 in. and a 12 in. piece of wire. Then, wrap the rick rack over the top and bottom of the headband before gluing in the two wires with your glue gun. Continue wrapping the rick rack around the headband to secure the wires before attaching your design to them.

What Types of Food You Could Serve

What’s even more important than decorations is food. But with so many options for a New Year’s Eve feast, where do you even begin? No worries! We got you covered. If you’re looking for ideas or a starting point on what food to make for your New Year’s Eve celebration, look no further than the list below.

Sparkling Grape Juice

Sparkling Grape Juice is the cornerstone of a New Year’s Eve party. Be sure to stop at your local grocery store and pick up a bottle of Welch’s Sparkling Grape Juice or Martinelli’s Sparkling Grape Juice. Be sure to pour it in the glitter champagne flutes you made earlier!

Punch

If you’re unable to find some sparkling grape juice, a good substitution is punch. There are great recipes out there for non-alcoholic punches that your family will enjoy. If you need a few ideas, here are a few delicious punches to start with:

For the full list of at-home New Year’s Eve Party ideas, visit NewYorkFamily.com.

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Kids Books For Your Children To Read This Holiday Break

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By Sabrina Lee

The holiday break is the perfect time to cozy up under the blanket with a good book. If you’re looking for some new books for your kids to read during the holiday break, you’re in luck! We have compiled a list of some of the best books from this year to help your child pass the time. This list includes books for a range of reading levels — from pre-school picture books to middle school chapter books.

We have included a diverse selection of stories — biographies, superheroes, fantasy — and you will undoubtedly find a perfect one for your kiddo! We’re also really loving this year’s reads about diversity and inclusion with important messages for any child, so we made sure to include some of the best on our list. Take a look at our list and find your child’s next favorite book!

Looking for other ways the kids can spend the holiday break? Check out the Best Winter Sports for Kids in 2020!

Books for Kids to Read During the Holiday Break

Magnificent Homespun Brown by Samara Cole Doyon, illustrated by Kaylani Juanita

Early Readers (Grades P-1)

We just love this book of poems that celebrates the identity of young brown girls coupled with beautiful illustrations. Author Samara Cole Doyon gives us an empowering story of a young girl admiring the many different browns in the environment as she embraces the uniqueness of her own identity. The novel is truly a celebration of diversity represented in both the poetry and illustrations.

We Are Water Protectors by Carole Lindstrom, illustrated by Michaela Goade

Early Readers (Grades P-1)

Looking to teach your kids about protecting the environment? This call-to-action narrative inspired by Indigenous-led movements urges the readers to protect the Earth’s water in the face of environmental destruction. The powerful message is paired with detailed watercolor illustrations and has the power to inspire your young reader.

You Matter by Christian Robinson 

Early Readers (Grades P-3)

This New York Times Bestseller brings together many different perspectives of people all over the world and reminds us that everyone matters. The illustrations will captivate any young reader and show them the world in a new way. From astronauts to pets, we are shown many different points-of-view all approached from a place of empathy. This book is a must-read and will definitely bring a smile to your kid’s face!

My Best Friend by Julie Fogliano, illustrated by Jillian Tamaki 

Early Readers (Grades P-3)

My Best Friend is told from a child’s perspective who meets a new friend at a park. This sweet story shares the joy of becoming fast friends with someone as a child. Julie Foliano’s prose is paired with Jillian Tamaki’s soft illustrations. This is a great winter read for younger children that celebrates friendship!

Fauji Singh Keeps Going by Simran Jeet Singh, illustrated by Baljinder Kaur 

Early Readers (Grades P-3)

Fauji Singh broke world records and became the first 100-year-old to run a marathon. This true story shares how Fauji was able to overcome many challenges and obstacles in his journey. At age 81, Fauji decides to run his first marathon and then goes on to break world records. The illustrations bring us into the incredible world of Fauji and reinforce the inspiring message of hard work of determination in Fauji’s true story.

For the full list of kids’ books, visit NewYorkFamily.com.

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Menorah Lighting Ceremonies on Long Island December 2020

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By Brooke Thompson

2020 may have been a crazy year, but it’s good to find comfort in these uncertain times with familiar holiday activities. One of these activities is the traditional Menorah Lighting ceremony. This fun event begins Chanukah for the Jewish community and can be enjoyed either in the comfort of your own home or socially-distanced in the community. The following is a list of where you and your family can watch Menorah Lighting ceremonies on Long Island.

Psst…..Looking for more safe, family-friendly holiday activities? Check out: 13 Spectacular Holiday Light Drive-Thru Attractions in 2020: Your Guide for NYC, Long Island, Upstate New York and New Jersey.

Christmas Tree Lighting and the Lighting of the Menorah Ceremony – In Person – Hempstead

It’s time to light up the Menorah! Come join Mayor Don Ryan and Rabbi Abe (Beth Israel) in the lighting ceremony! The event is free and starts at 4:30 on December 8.

99 James A. Garner Way 11550 Hempstead, New York (Village)

Andrew J. Parise Park’s Menorah Lighting Ceremony – In Person – Cedarhurst

Check out the Menorah Lighting Ceremony at Andrew J. Parise Park. This socially distanced event starts off the first night of Chanukah with the lighting of Menorah with the Chabad of the Five Towns. Donuts and dreidels will be given to the children attending the event. Masks are mandatory for participation. The Menorah Lighting ceremony starts on December 10 at 6 pm.

257 Cedarhurst Ave., Cedarhurst, NY

Grand Menorah Parade – In Person – Commack

If you are looking for another fun, socially distanced event, celebrate the first night of Chanukah with the Car Menorah Parade. Car line-up begins at 5 pm at Chabad of Mid-Suffolk (318 Veterans Memorial Highway, Commack, NY), and leave at 6 pm to go to The Chai Center (501 Vanderbilt Parkway, Dix Hills, NY). The parade ends with the Grand Menorah Lighting that will be held in The Chai Center parking lot at 6:45. Tune your radio to hear the music of the parade while enjoying delicious donuts and latkes.

The first 50 cars to RSVP get a free car Menorah and a flag for the parade while Chanukah Beanies are given to the first 100 participants. If you would like your car to be part of the parade, register your vehicle in advance.

318 Veterans Memorial Highway, Commack, NY

Drive-In Menorah Lighting Ceremony – In Person – Bar Beach

Kick off the first night of Chanukah with the Drive-In Menorah Lighting and Concert. Watch the Menorah lighting on a giant, 20 ft LED screen from the comfort of your car. The event will be hosted by the Master of Ceremonies Len Berman and also features live music and a light show. A pre-packaged kit that contains donuts, latkes, dreidels, chocolate gelt, and a menorah will given to each participating vehicle.

To participate in this event, pre-register for the event at Chabadpw.org/Chanukah2020. There is an admission fee of $20 per vehicle. The event starts at 5 pm on December 10.

80 Road, Port Washington, NY

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10 Warm Winter Coats That Kids Will Love

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With winter around the corner, it’ll soon be time for fun cold-weather activities like ice skating, building a snowman and more! With so much to do this season, even in a pandemic, your children need good winter coats and jackets so they can stay warm while enjoying all the holiday fun. If you are looking for some good winter coats for your children to wear, check out these 10 winter coats for kids that will not only complete your child’s winter outfit but also keep them warm and dry when the weather gets frightful.

The Best Winter Coats and Jackets for Kids in 2020

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L.L. Bean – Kids’ Ultralight 650 Down Jacket

Check out L.L. Bean’s Kids’ Ultralight 650 Jacket! It will keep your little one warm in up to -10 degree weather, so it’s perfect for a fun day in the snow or a trek through the city. The jacket is made from recycled, ripstop nylon, which makes the jacket water resistant. The best part about this jacket that if it ever becomes dirty, it is machine washer safe.

The Kid’s Ultralight 650 Jacket comes in a variety of sizes from a youth small (8) to an extra large (18). The jacket comes in five fun colors: black, blue ridge, campfire green, carbon navy, deep sapphire, and magenta haze. In addition to two outside pockets, the jacket has a hidden pocket inside as well. Whenever your child wants to take it off, the jacket stuffs down, making it easy to fit inside a locker or a backpack.

Price: $149

Target’s Boys’ Reversible Puffer Jacket – Cat & Jack™ Black

Are you looking for a more economical winter coat this holiday season? Check out Target’s Boys’ Reversible Puffer Jacket from Cat and Jack. This jacket is made from a light weight material that is perfect for running around outside without being weighed down by a heavy winter coat. It’s soft quilted, sherpa lining will make your child feel cozy and warm on those chilly winter days. The jacket is also water and wind resistant and comes with a hood, which will block out the cold, rain, and snow, and optimize playtime outside.

Price: $27.99

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Target’s Girls’ Puffer Jacket – All in Motion™

Target also has a winter jacket that is perfect for your little girl. The Girls’ Puffer Jacket from All in Motion has many features that make it a great addition to any outfit. The jacket comes in four colors: olive, iridescent maroon, iridescent purple, and multicolored. The coat is made from a water-repellent and wind-resistant fabric that will protect your child from the cold.

The jacket’s fleece lining, tuckable hood, and high collar will shield your child’s face from the elements on those freezing winter days. The extendable sleeves and built-in mittens also provide extra warmth and protection from the elements. The side zip pockets allow your child to keep small items secure and dry. With all these amazing features, this jacket is perfect for a snow day or ice skating.

Price: $32.00

Click here for the full list of winter coats for kids!

-Compiled by Brooke Thompson

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Top Probiotic Snacks for Kids, Families

The benefits of probiotics have been buzzing over the past years, especially now since health is at the forefront of everyone’s minds.

Probiotics are a combination of live beneficial bacteria and/or yeasts that live in your body and help fight off bad bacteria when you have too much of it. According to Havard Health Publishing, “Self-dosing with bacteria isn’t as outlandish as it might seem. An estimated 100 trillion microorganisms representing more than 500 different species inhabit every normal, healthy bowel. These microorganisms (or microflora) generally don’t make us sick; most are helpful. Gut-dwelling bacteria keep pathogens (harmful microorganisms) in check, aid digestion and nutrient absorption, and contribute to immune function.”

Probiotics are present in many foods, but if you have picky eaters on your hands, these probiotic snacks for kids might be a good alternative. From mango fruit bars to chewy peanut butter chocolate chip bars, these snacks are delicious and packed with probiotics when you are on the go.

Welo Kids Bar

These probiotic bars are perfect if you are on the go or if they need to be packed in a lunch since they don’t require any refrigeration. These yummy bars make it easy for parents to incorporate probiotics into their kid’s diets with likable flavors such as Chocolate Chip, Cocoa Banana, Apple Cinnamon, Double Chocolate, and Mixed Berry. The best part is that the bar’s probiotic cultures survive 10 times more effectively than yogurt cultures.

Apple Cinnamon Probiotic Breakfast Bars by KIND

If you are having a busy morning with remote learning and working, keep these KIND breakfast bars handy. They have 28 grams of 100% whole grains, real apple pieces, a dash of cinnamon, and 500 million CFU probiotic cultures per serving.

That’s it 

Want a quick fruity snack without all the extra sugar? That’s it Probiotic bars come to the rescue with flavors in fig, banana, blueberry, and mango, plus, two billion active cultures to help you regulate your digestion. These bars believe that simple is better, that’s why they only use natural, non-GMO fruit and are free from the top 12 allergen groups. 

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Pro Bar

These bars are chewy, delicious and packed with probiotics. They come in a variety of flavors such as Peanut Butter, Coconut Cashew, Almond Butter, Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip, and have 1B CFUs of live Bacillus coagulans. They also are made with 10 grams of plant protein and have no added sugars which make for a great snack when in a rush.

Siggi’s Probiotic Yogurt

These drinkable yogurts are tiny but mighty with 8 grams of protein and 10 billion probiotics per serving. These little bottles are made with all-natural ingredients and come in three flavors: blueberry, vanilla, and strawberry. 

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