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Program has children creating their own books

February 7, 2016 SOUTH BEND, Ind. — The conference room is a sea of white paper, colored markers, magazine clippings and chattering children. But there’s a method to this madness. The result is literatur. more »»

Something new to worry about: Toy security

February 7, 2016 NEW YORK — Your smartphone or tablet is most likely pretty secure — not perfect, maybe, but generally unlikely to be hacked or to store, say, your email where other people could read it. more »»

Pope Francis answers questions from kids

January 31, 2016 NEW YORK — “Dear Pope Francis,” 10-year-old Mohammed begins, “Will the world be again as it was in the past?” Signed “Respectfully yours,” the boy wrote from a Jesuit-run school for refugee children... more »»

Whichcraft: Testing image transfer techniques

January 31, 2016 CONCORD, N.H. — Consider me your new craft-test dummy. Do-it-yourselfers don’t have to look far to find tutorials for almost any crafting technique imaginable. more »»

New desks let young students ride or stand

January 31, 2016 OWENSBORO, Ky. — Remember those classrooms with desks — like the ones in “A Christmas Story” — all lined up in rows. That’s so 20th century. more »»

Hooked on books

January 24, 2016 DIXON, Ill. — Mike Smith describes his daughter, Brooklyn, as “self-driven and very competitive.” But when it came to reading, the motivation used to be lacking. more »»

Making lunches tastier

January 24, 2016 WASHINGTON — School meals could become a bit tastier under legislation approved by a Senate committee. more »»

Isolation opened local to the world

January 17, 2016 WARREN — Kimberly Clinkscale said she spent much of her childhood at the makeshift table she set up in the woods, spilling details of her day to her dolls and to her imaginary friend, Sanie. more »»

Average first-time moms at 26 years

January 17, 2016 NEW YORK — The average age of first-time mothers is at an all-time high in the U.S — over 26. The change is largely due to a big drop in teen moms. more »»

Right at Home:

January 17, 2016 Anyone who’s wrestled with tangled earbuds knows how hard it can be to keep the little devils from becoming a scrambled bunch of knots, no matter where or how you store them. more »»

Book chronicles the real ‘Winnie’

January 10, 2016 By SIOBHAN STARRS The Associated Press LONDON — Lindsay Mattick’s great-grandfather was on his way to fight in World War I when he bought a bear cub he named Winnie, inspiring author A.A. more »»

Introducing new technologies to the classroom

January 10, 2016 PUHI — Operating a drone is kind of scary, but it is fun said Kasey Nakashima, a Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School student, said. more »»

Flipped class

December 20, 2015 THOMASTON, Conn. — The 26 eighth-graders were settled in their seats when teacher Mark Olsen walked into class. “Guys, I’m open for business if you’ve got anything you want to show me,” Olsen said. more »»

In schools, on streets and TV, children feel Muslim backlash

December 20, 2015 A backlash against American Muslims is leaving a mark on some of the nation’s youngest minds, parents sa. more »»

Death common in kids’ films

December 13, 2015 LOS ANGELES — In the latest Pixar release, “The Good Dinosaur,” little Arlo’s dad is dramatically washed away by a raging river. more »»

Keep kids safe from tech hacks

December 13, 2015 NEW YORK — Parents around the world have been understandably shaken by the hacking of a VTech database containing information on the more than 6 million children who use the company’s toys. more »»

sleepy students

December 6, 2015 BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Middle and high school students are tired of the early start for school. Literally, tired. So are their parents and teacher. more »»

Kiddie tech beyond video games, tablets

December 6, 2015 NEW YORK — What to get a tech-savvy kid who’s tired of the same old tablets and video games? New toys this year range from easy-to-use sets for building circuits to a talking dinosaur powered by... more »»

Reading to kids lessens perils of baby-sitting

December 6, 2015 Usually when I am out in public taking care of the grandsons, I get some strange looks like people have never seen a middle-aged guy toting around kids. more »»

Kindergarten revolves around outdoors

November 29, 2015 KIMBERTON, Pa. more »»

 
 
 

 

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