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A selection of fully produced segments are made available weekly on the "For Radio Stations" page at the K-State Research and Extension news page, where previous Sound Living episodes are stored.

Captioned episodes are available on our Sound Living page on YouTube.

Dec 5, 2017

According to a 2013 Pew Research Center survey, about nine-in-ten Americans say they celebrate Christmas. For children, Santa – and the gifts he brings – plays a major role in the celebration. However, the buying, giving and receiving of gifts is something children must be taught – along with the numerous family and societal traditions associated with Christmas. K-State Research and Extension child development specialist Bradford Wiles offers some tips for helping children understand the spirit of the holiday season.

Sound Living is a weekly public affairs program addressing issues related to families and consumers. It is hosted by Jeff Wichman. Each episode shares the expertise of K-State specialists in fields such as child nutrition, food safety, adult development and aging, youth development, family resource management, physical fitness and more.

Send comments, questions or requests for copies of past programs to ksrenews@ksu.edu.

K‑State Research and Extension is a short name for the Kansas State University Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service, a program designed to generate and distribute useful knowledge for the well‑being of Kansans. Supported by county, state, federal and private funds, the program has county Extension offices, experiment fields, area Extension offices and regional research centers statewide. Its headquarters is on the K‑State campus in Manhattan.