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Sid the Science Kid Learns About the Importance of Using Sunscreen in “Weather Kid Sid” (Giveaway)

Posted May 31 2010 7:37pm
May is Skin Cancer Prevention and Detection Month. This is so timely as we anticipate summer and lots of time spent at the beach, in the pool, and outdoors! If your kids are like mine, they don’t really like to put on sunscreen. It’s hard to get the message through to them that they’re at risk of getting skin cancer when they don’t protect themselves from the sun, but PBS KIDS’ Sid the Science Kid might have better luck in teaching this lesson to your children.

In the new DVD, Weather Kid Sid, Sid learns in the episode “Special Sunny Dad Day” that it’s important to use sunscreen if you’re going to play soccer outside with Dad. When Sid returns to the classroom, he and his friends learn more about the ways in which the sun helps the earth, as well as the need to protect their skin from the sun.

This new DVD also includes other weather-related episodes, including “Sid’s Rainy Play Date,” “Sid’s Holiday Adventure,” and “The Wind Did It.” Go to to learn more about Jim Henson’s award-winning series, Sid the Science Kid! And for tips on protecting your family’s skin in the sun, visit The American Academy of Dermatology’s Kids Skin Health Site at .


I have a Weather Kid Sid DVD to give away to one lucky winner! To enter, leave a comment on this post with another way in which you can protect your skin from the sun in addition to using sunscreen. You must do this to enter the giveaway.

You can earn optional, additional entries by
- Following Susan Heim on Parenting on Twitter ( @ParentingAuthor ) and tweeting about this giveaway. You may tweet this giveaway twice a day. Leave a separate comment with the URL of each tweet. (It’s easy to tweet this giveaway by using the Bookmark button at the bottom of this post. 1 entry per tweet.)

- Subscribing to Susan Heim on Parenting via email, RSS and/or Kindle (see sign-up options on left sidebar). Leave a comment for each subscription method. (1 entry for each method; up to 3 entries)

- Following Susan Heim on Parenting through Google Friend Connect. Click on the “Follow” button on the left sidebar. Leave a comment. (1 entry)

- Putting a button for Susan Heim on Parenting on your blog (the code is in the upper right-hand column of this site) and/or a text link on your blog roll. Post a comment with your blog’s URL. (1 entry for button; 1 entry for text link)

- Posting this giveaway on your blog with a link to this page. Leave a comment with a direct link to the post. (3 entries; leave a separate comment for each)

One winner will be randomly selected from the qualified comments received by Thursday, June 10, 2010, at midnight ET. Please leave an email address on one of your comments if it’s not available on your Blogger profile. Winners must respond within 72 hours or another winner will be drawn. Contest is open only to US residents.

DISCLOSURE: I was sent one Weather Kid Sid DVD to pass on to one reader of this blog. No compensation was provided.
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