Visit Wonderopolis today for the final 2011 health literacy and wellness topic featured as part of the Happy Healthy Habits series. Today’s focus is on medicine.

 

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Today’s Wonder of the Day is: How Does Medicine Know Where You Hurt? Read this Wonder with your children and then discuss taking medicine. It seems a bit mysterious, but how does medicine know where you hurt in order to help you get better?

 

Sometimes we have to swallow a pill, which can be difficult for many children. Do your children have to take medicine regularly? Is there a way to make taking medicine less difficult? Watch this video clip to learn how to take a pill more easily. Sometimes the medicine is a syrup or liquid—it can be flavored but occasionally it tastes pretty nasty. To learn about getting shots, revisit this Wonder: Why Can’t All Medicine Be Swallowed?

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Visit Wonderopolis every Wednesday in November 2011 to explore health literacy and wellness topics featured as part of our new Happy Healthy Habits series. Today, we're learning about growing pains.

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Today's Wonder of the Day is: Do Growing Pains Hurt? Read through today's Wonder of the Day with your children and then put learning into action by discussing growth. Are your children anxious to get older and bigger? What happy, healthy habits can they develop to help them grow up healthy?

 

If you get a chance, share your opinion with us: How Do You Redeem Your Time? We'd love to hear from you!

 

Duane

Wonderopolis

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Why Do I Have To Get Shots?

Posted by dbolin Nov 2, 2011

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Visit Wonderopolis every Wednesday in November 2011 to explore health literacy and wellness topics featured as part of our new Happy Healthy Habits series. Today, we're learning about shots.

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Today's Wonder of the Day is: Why Can't All Medicine Be Swallowed? Read through today's Wonder of the Day with your children and then put learning into action by discussing how medicine works and why they have to get shots from time to time. Do your children dread shots? How can you make the process easier for them?

 

If you get a chance, share your opinion with us: Flu Season Is Almost Upon Us. Do Your Children Dread Shots? We'd love to hear from you!

 

Duane

Wonderopolis

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