• Top of the Morning: "Fancy Nancy" to Have a TV Series Soon

    Your child's favorite book character will soon come to life in the small screen
  • 1. Disney Junior turns beloved book series into a TV show
    Fancy Nancy

    Kids who are fans of the children’s book series Fancy Nancy are going to be happy about the news: Disney Junior is adapting the series into a TV show for kids ages two to seven, and it's set to premier in 2017. Kids will be delighted to see Fancy Nancy, a precocious little girl with a penchant for all things fancy, in the small screen. (popsugar.com)


    2. New app aims to help children sleep better
    The new Kids Sleep Doctor app, developed by doctors at the Evelina Children’s Hospital in London, helps parents track their children’s sleeping patterns and allows them to “draw” their children’s sleeping times, which are recorded every day to give parents an overview of how much rest their child is getting and compare it with children of similar age. The app also takes into account how much caffeine the kids have before bed and the activities they do in the afternoon and in the evenings. Kids Sleep Doctor is currently available for iOS and will soon be available for Android and Windows Phone. (huffingtonpost.com)


    3. Watch for a Play-Doh movie in theaters soon
    Yes, you read that right. Following the success of The Lego Movie, movie producer 20th Century Fox and toy maker Hasbro are collaborating on bringing the modeling-clay toy to the big screen. Paul Feig, who is well known for "Bridesmaids" and the upcoming "Spy" movie, has been called on to direct the clay-sculpting film, which is probably going to be a mix of CGI and stop-motion clay animation. (yahoo.com)


    4. Dads feel just as guilty as moms about time spent with kids
    According to new studies on the roles of parents in the 21st century, working dads are more likely to feel guilty that they’re not spending enough time with their kids than working moms. This is despite the fact that they spend more time with their kids than their own parents did with them. Researchers from Pew Research Center also found that pregnant women are staying in the workforce longer -— and going back to work sooner after giving birth. (time.com)


    5. Cleaning with bleach may lead to childhood infections
    A new study published in the journal Occupational & Environmental Medicine found that children who lived in homes or went to schools where bleach was used for cleaning have higher chances of getting influenza, tonsillitis, and other infections compared with kids who weren’t exposed to bleach. The increase was modest, but enough to fuel more research, as the frequency of using disinfectant cleaning products is on the rise. The study surveyed more than 9,100 children ages six to 12 living in the Netherlands, Finland, and Spain. (yahoo.com)

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