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Why Jigsaw Puzzles Are So Soothing And Addicting Right Now

From the May 27, 2020 Huffington Post article

Short answer..
““While COVID-19 is associated with a lack of control and an unknown end, puzzles offer the opposite,” said Michael Vilensky, a psychologist at Ohio State University’s Wexner Medical Center. “With a puzzle, with enough time and effort, we can control the outcome, know it will end, and experience a sense of relief and accomplishment when it’s finished.””

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July 24, 2020 Posted by | Psychology | , , , | Leave a comment

Fire Safety for Kids

Fire Safety for Kids

FireSafety for Kids

Visitors will find easy to understand explanations about home fire safety and prevention,  smoke alarms, and escaping fires. They will be guided by Marty and his cute turtle friend Jett. One section, “Home Safety”, outlines potential fire hazards as electrical cords.  Each section has practice quizzes where correct answers are cheered by excited kids. The learning continues through a “Fun and Games” section.  Activities include crossword puzzles, coloring pages, and word searches. The “Hazard House” displays  images of potential hazards linked to informational dialogue boxes.  To “Become a Junior Fire Marshal”, the visitor completes a quiz before downloading the Junior Fire Marshal Certificate.

Click on “Learn About Holiday Fire Safety”  for a short list of related tips.

This fire safety Website is sponsored by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Consumer Product Safety Commission, and the US Fire Administration.

December 19, 2010 Posted by | Consumer Safety | , , , | Leave a comment


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