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Inspiring kids to be healthier, smarter, and kinder

Philip Brown created Kody’s Kids to inspire preschool, kindergarten, and elementary age kids from all communities, circumstances and abilities to read and enhance their lives by learning healthy habits and kindness to others that will enrich and make a positive difference in their school years.

Boys & Girls Club Preschool, Millsboro, Delaware
Boys & Girls Club Preschool, Millsboro, Delaware

We achieve this by teaming up with volunteer teachers in our Early Learning Outreach Program and through the Kody O’Bear YouTube channel, along with other media productions.

Philip Brown‘s inspiration for creating Kody’s Kids came from when he was working with adults in trade schools, and he noticed many would struggle with learning due to the lack of necessary skills, including reading. Many had children of their own who were going down the same path.

Kody’s Kids is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and relies on donations to fulfill our mission. We appreciate your tax-deductible1https://www.irs.gov/publications/p526 contribution.


Who is Kody?

Lincoln Preschool, Lincoln, Delaware
Lincoln Preschool, Lincoln, Delaware

Kody’s Kids is named after the organization’s official Ambassador, Kody O’Bear, a 6-foot animated and talking teddy bear who inspires kids to learn and be the best they can.

He makes special appearances at fundraising events, parades, and youth activities to further the awareness of the Kody’s Kids, Inc. mission. Contact us today to have Kody O’Bear MC at your next event.

Kody O’Bear has been referred to as a role model, mentor, and by one young student, “My reading hero.”

Kody and his team, as part of our Early Learning Outreach Program, visit and inspire children of preschool, kindergarten, and elementary age from all backgrounds to learn the importance of reading, healthy habits, and kindness to others. Healthy habits include the importance of proper nutrition, physical activity, oral hygiene, and sun safety.

The Kody O’Bear network was created to inspire students and parents to discover educational and entertaining subjects together. Visit Kody O’Bear’s website for more information, https://www.kodyobear.com.

Since our beginning in 2001, we’ve helped thousands of kids, and we are making a difference.

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READING

Reading

A study by the American Academy of Pediatrics2https://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/134/2/404 finds that reading to young children can stimulate brain development and help build language, literacy, and social skills.

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NUTRITION AND EXERCISE

NUTRITION AND EXERCISE

Proper nutrition early in life helps children develop the ability to learn, communicate, think analytically, and socialize effectively. It can also help prevent certain childhood diseases. Teaching a child to eat healthy foods and to exercise regularly can help lead to a healthy lifestyle while avoiding issues like obesity and associated problems.

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SUN SAFETY

SUN SAFETY

The sun gives off rays of light that can help and harm us. These are known as ultraviolet (UV) rays. A small amount of UV rays is right for us. It creates vitamin D, which absorbs calcium. Your body needs calcium to build and maintain healthy bones.

UV rays are as damaging to your child’s eyes as they are to his/her skin. Children have larger pupils and more transparent lenses, so when spending time outdoors, a child will receive 3X’s UV ray exposure as an adult. Proper sunglasses are sunscreen for the eyes!

All skin colors can get sunburned. One bad sunburn in childhood doubles the risk of skin cancer later in life.

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KINDNESS TO OTHERS

KINDNESS TO OTHERS

Kindness and compassion are qualities all parents hope to instill in their kids. But achieving this goal requires more than simply asking your child to do nice things for other people. Authentically kind people are motivated by feelings of empathy. 

Empathy is a central component of emotional intelligence. And when taught correctly, empathy can go a long way in preventing bullying. Studies show3https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fpsyg.2017.00870/full that empathetic kids have better relationships and perform better in school.

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ORAL HEALTH

ORAL HEALTH

From the Center for Disease Control (CDC) on the subject of Children’s Oral Health:

“Cavities are one of the most common chronic diseases of childhood in the United States. Untreated cavities can cause pain and infections that may lead to problems with eating, speaking, playing, and learning.

The good news is that cavities are preventable. Fluoride varnish can prevent about one-third (33%) of cavities in the primary (baby) teeth. Children living in communities with fluoridated tap water have fewer cavities than children whose water is not fluoridated. Similarly, children who brush daily with fluoride toothpaste will have fewer cavities.”

Read more from the CDC, https://www.cdc.gov/oralhealth/basics/childrens-oral-health/index.html.

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