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Help infant brains develop

August 26, 2015 What does it mean when your baby cries? What can we do to raise healthy, happy children? What do we already know about early childhood that will help us make good decisions? The interaction between... more »»

High-tech learning

August 19, 2015 MARQUETTE — Annette Gleason of Negaunee is Michigan Virtual University’s 2015 Online Teacher of the Year. more »»

Some toys help kids grow well

August 19, 2015 Some toys help children at every developmental stage. Blocks are examples of extremely valuable learning tools. more »»

Some toys help kids grow well

August 19, 2015 Some toys help children at every developmental stage. Blocks are examples of extremely valuable learning tools. more »»

Harry Potter captures the imagination

August 5, 2015 MARQUETTE — While reports show fewer and fewer kids are reading for pleasure in the U.S., reading isn’t dead yet, and neither is J.K. Rowling’s 18-year-old Harry Potter serie. more »»

Raising wild kids a challenge

August 5, 2015 How can you recognize a wild child? Is he sitting on the couch playing computer games or bending over a parent’s smart phone? No. more »»

Visitors receive primer on Upper Peninsula life

July 29, 2015 MARQUETTE — As humorous or baffling as Da Yooper’s Tourist Trap may be to non-local English speakers, it was magnitudes more so for a group of Chinese international students who visited the store on... more »»

At a glance

July 29, 2015 -Twelve students and four instructors came to Northern Michigan University from the Henan Province in central China and Beijing. -They arrived July 22 and depart Aug. 2. more »»

Horses are children’s favorite

July 29, 2015 Young children like to learn about houses and build them whether they are people or animal houses. more »»

Tricks of the trades

July 22, 2015 MARQUETTE — The first year of Northern Michigan University’s project-based summer camps came to a close last week, and more than a few students returned home equipped with new skills and a clearer... more »»

How to help calm children

July 22, 2015 Sometimes both children and adults need a soothing time, a time to calm down from whatever agitates them during the day. Research indicates drawing Zentangles and Mandalas may enhance this time. more »»


July 15, 2015 Copper Harbor — The Keweenaw Land Trust is providing a rare opportunity for the public to explore two remote lighthouses on Lake Superior, while also learning their maritime history and supporting... more »»

Learning can be fun in bottles

July 15, 2015 Young children can reuse clear plastic soda and water bottles to create interesting science, math, and art activities. They are handy for rainy days, quiet times, and birthday parties. more »»

High schoolers’ experiment lost again on launch failure

July 8, 2015 Three high school students were going to get the science lesson of a lifetime by flying their experiment in spac. more »»

What’s cool for back to school? A fresh look at the gear

July 8, 2015 NEW YORK — For kids of all ages, one big thing helps soften the blow of summer turning into fall: fresh and fun back-to-school gear. more »»

The right time to baby-step the kids

July 8, 2015 NEW YORK — Much is made about two distinct styles of parenting. We’ve got the hovering helicopters and the risk-taking free-rangers, and back-to-school season threatens to bring out the beast in both. more »»


July 1, 2015 MARQUETTE — Janis Peterson became a music teacher, not only because she had loved music her whole life, but because she saw the powerful impact studying music can have on a developing mind, she sai. more »»

Summer writing can be great fun

July 1, 2015 There are many fun ways for families to help children get ready for reading and writing at school and practice their skills during the summer. more »»


June 24, 2015 MARQUETTE — Summer is in full swing, which means it’s time for the 2015 Marquette County 4-H Summer Camp. more »»

Families can enlarge vocabulary

June 24, 2015 Vocabulary building is another important area where extended families can help prepare young children to be readers and learners. All this starts when children are newborns. more »»



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