When elementary-school teacher Jackie Bratsis wants to help her students understand anything from white blood cells to head lice to depression and anxiety, she turns to KidsHealth.org.
“It’s such a wonderful, trustworthy resource,” says Bratsis, who has taught in Delaware County, Pa., for nearly 30 years.
That’s just how we hoped teachers, parents and children would feel when we launched Nemours® KidsHealth® back in 1995. Since then, the site has had billions of views, becoming one of the internet’s most-visited sites for reliable information on children’s health and development.
We’re continually expanding and updating the more than 7,000 articles, videos and animations on the site. The free content is tailored to different audiences, with separate sections for parents, kids, teens and teachers. Our doctors and medical experts review every article so you know you can rely on what you find.
Kids and adults can collaborate to build healthy habits. Students can fill out a sleep log that reveals connections between their daytime behavior, quality of sleep and how they feel the next day. After learning about their endocrine systems, students can write letters of gratitude to their glands for all they do. Kids can read sample texts on a chat site and judge which ones make them feel safe or at risk. Downloadable posters offer fun health facts such as: “A sneeze can shoot germs out of your nose at 100 mph.”
Jackie started using KidsHealth in 2015. She counts on the content to supplement her classes, while some of her colleagues use it much more frequently, and even as a basic health curriculum.