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Boy helps others after losing arm to lawn mower

March 20, 2016 MUNCIE, Ind. Jack Williamson has always been a practical joker, so his family figures he was trying to sneak up on his grandpa the day of his accident. more »»

Don’t leave those kids alone

March 20, 2016 PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Parents who fear the judgment of neighbors if they leave their kids alone at home or in a car may soon have more than a “tsk, tsk” to worry about in Rhode Island. more »»

Don’t leave those kids alone

March 18, 2016 PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Parents who fear the judgment of neighbors if they leave their kids alone at home or in a car may soon have more than a “tsk, tsk” to worry about in Rhode Island. more »»

Food fight!

March 13, 2016 NEW YORK — Meal-kit companies have exploded in the past four years, shipping boxes of raw meat, seafood, fresh vegetables and other ingredients to busy city folk who want to skip the supermarket and... more »»

Peanuts for babies? Studies back allergy-preventing strategy

March 13, 2016 CHICAGO — Two new studies bolster evidence that feeding babies peanuts or other allergy-inducing foods is more likely to protect them than to cause problems. more »»

Flash funding helps schools

March 13, 2016 Attention Mrs. Mills at Von Tobel Middle School in Las Vegas, the new library furniture your school needs is on the way! And Mr. more »»

Summer camp planner

March 6, 2016 The Associated Press With more than 7,000 overnight camps in the United States, parents can feel intimidated about choosing the one that’s right for their child. more »»

Theater camps, from the casual to competitive

March 6, 2016 Two decades before Dan Futterman, Bennett Miller and Philip Seymour Hoffman joined up for “Capote,” they collaborated on a different project — a summer theater progra. more »»

Nature camps draw kids from screens

March 6, 2016 In this age of screens and busy schedules, nature day camps are in demand, and many offer a more diverse array of experiences than parents probably realize. more »»

More grandparents taking on parental role for grandchildren

February 28, 2016 By ALEJANDRA CANCINO The Associated Press CHICAGO — When Debra Aldridge became her grandson’s primary caregiver, she was making $7.50 per hour as a cook. more »»

Superheroes command the stage at Toy Fair

February 28, 2016 NEW YORK — Superheroes were a force to be reckoned with at this month’s North American International Toy Fair, the annual trade showcase for all that’s new in playthings. more »»

Learning gets more flexible

February 21, 2016 LEWISTON, Idaho — Elementary school teacher Shelley Harrison noticed something interesting about her study habits as she worked on a master’s degree over the summer. more »»

Divorcees want equal custody law

February 21, 2016 KANSAS CITY, Mo. more »»

New research finds noise harder on children than adults

February 21, 2016 WASHINGTON — From the cacophony of day care to the buzz of TV and electronic toys, noise is more distracting to a child’s brain than an adult’s, and new research shows it can hinder how youngsters... more »»

Cursed cursive

February 14, 2016 BEAVER, Pa. — It’s just after lunch at Hopewell Area School District’s Independence Elementary School and Roni Albanese’s second-grade class is hard at work. more »»

Cruising social media

February 14, 2016 PITTSBURGH — Some celebrities and athletes say dumb things on social media, and they’ve learned the hard way what kind of damage the wrong tweet or post can do. more »»

Study tries to give C-section babies mom’s germs they missed

February 14, 2016 WASHINGTON — Sharing bacteria in the operating room normally is a no-no but in a novel experiment, researchers are giving babies born by C-section a dose of presumably protective germs from mom’s... more »»

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 »»

 
 
 

 

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