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Why Bike Helmets

Bicycle helmets save lives, but only if they are worn. Each year more than 700 people are killed in bike crashes in the United States, and up to 50% of those deaths could have been prevented if the bike riders had worn helmets.

California law requires that persons under the age of 18 wear an approved helmet when operating or riding as a passenger on a bicycle. A first offense results in a warning and subsequent offenses result in a maximum fine of $25. Parents are jointly responsible for fines imposed on minor children.

Today's bike helmets are lightweight, comfortable, and cool in hot weather. Available in a wide variety of colors, shapes and styles, even the most hard-to-please youngster can find a likable helmet.

When selecting a helmet for your child, find one that fits your child's head comfortable without shifting or falling off. The helmet should sit level and not rock back and forth or side to side. Also, make sure that the straps can be adjusted for a level and snug fit.

All new helmets sold in the United States must carry a label stating they meet the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission standard for bike helmets.

Thank you to AAA for their help with this article.


Try This With Your Child: What's for dinner?

Eating right is an important part of being fit. Using the newspaper, have your children plan three meals that would provide balanced nutrition. Let them imagine that they could invite their favorite athlete to dinner. What would they serve? What would be the nutritious value of the meal? What would be the most fun part of the evening? More activities here!



Check out the Jokes! Team up with your child to send in your favorite jokes for possible publication.

Just Plain Weird

Just Plain Weird

Some of the weirdest and wildest true facts about animals, people and places in the world. Click here!


Success in School

Each month we feature an article on an aspect of children's education, health or wellbeing. We are building a library of these features so that we can become a resource for information for parents. Read more...

Homework Help

Have you ever sat with your child and watched the frustration grow as they struggle with their homework? You can't always help them but there are a plethora of Web sites who can. Help is here!

Dinner Table Discussion

Dinner time is the perfect time to connect with your children to review their day and more. Check out this feature from for their recommendations for dinner table talk.


Tasty Recipes

From recipes you and your child can prepare together to great seasonal craft ideas. Click here.

Cool Crafts

Looking for a cool project? Try one of these fun & imaginative craft ideas. Click here.

Weekly Writing Corner Certificate

Students thrive on encouragement. And what better way to encourage a budding writer than with a Certificate of Appreciation. If your student has a letter published on the Kid Scoop page, simply download the Kid Scoop Congratulations certificate, add the students name and present them with their award. Download the PDF.

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