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Blocks can help build math skills

July 16, 2014 Some toys help children at every developmental stage. Blocks are examples of extremely valuable learning tools. more »»

Tips for making family trips with teens more fun

July 16, 2014 NEW YORK (AP) — Family travel falls into three distinct phases: First is travel with crying babies, then come trips with kids who can handle long rides and long walks, when they actually think... more »»

Big lake impact

July 9, 2014 MARQUETTE — The 14th annual Life of Lake Superior Program kicks off Thursday, starting a month-long effort that will teach kids about the impact of Lake Superior on science, history, arts, culture... more »»

Survey: Math, science grads earn top dollar

July 9, 2014 WASHINGTON — It seems to matter less whether your alma mater is public or private than what you study — math and science in particular — when it comes to finding a high-paying job after college,... more »»

Help kids learn to love reading

July 9, 2014 Maya Angelou, writer, poet, and inspiration was born April 4, 1928 and died May 28, 2014. more »»

MooseWood to present bee program

July 9, 2014 MARQUETTE — Honey Bees In Your Neighborhood will be presented at 6:30 p.m. July 17 at the MooseWood Nature Center. The suggested donation is $5. more »»

Marquette bird walk set for Saturday

July 9, 2014 MARQUETTE — On Saturday, the Laughing Whitefish Audubon Society will sponsor a free guided bird walk at Presque Isle Park in Marquette. Participants should meet at 8 a.m. more »»

Summer reading fun, education at Peter White

July 2, 2014 MARQUETTE — With summer now in full swing, there are still plenty of opportunities for kids to keep learning as the sun shines with Peter White Public Library’s full slate of children’s activities. more »»

Negaunee Library book sale set

July 2, 2014 NEGAUNEE — The Friends of the Negaunee Library will hold its Annual Pioneer Days Book Sale on July 10, at the Negaunee Senior Center. more »»

Teach math skills during mealtime

July 2, 2014 Meals are a great time to teach manners, good health habits, and conversation skills. Here are some tips from preschool teachers. For more ideas see more »»

Getting kids hooked

June 25, 2014 WHITEFISH TOWNSHIP — Every year, more than 15,000 Michigan youngsters are involved in hatching Chinook salmon eggs supplied by Department of Natural Resources’ fish hatcheries and feeding and caring... more »»

I.M. schools approves budget move

June 25, 2014 IRON MOUNTAIN — The Iron Mountain Public Schools Board of Education approved a resolution Monday for the adoption of the general appropriations for the 2014-15 fiscal year with a general fund... more »»

Help reduce kids’ stress in summer

June 25, 2014 Grandparents and other childcare providers often spend more time with young children in the summer when regular preschool is not available. Readers are asking for more discipline principles from Dr. more »»

4-H art exchange connects kids, culture

June 18, 2014 MARQUETTE — Artwork created by students in Marquette and Alger counties will find a new home in Chinese classrooms as part of the Michigan 4-H Art Exchange with Chin. more »»

Make good birthday fun for children

June 18, 2014 Birthdays are such exciting days for little ones! Sometimes, this event can be a stressful for adults as they try to arrange special activities and refreshments for the birthday child and friends. more »»

Starbucks clears college degree path for workers

June 18, 2014 NEW YORK — Starbucks is giving its baristas a shot at an online college degree, an unusual benefit in an industry where higher education is often out of reach for workers. more »»

Moosewood marine

June 11, 2014 MARQUETTE — From petting sea lampreys to dissecting fish, fourth-graders across Marquette have rounded off their year with a learning experience to rival any other, and with an unbeatable view. more »»

Start having family talks with kids

June 11, 2014 How do you conduct conversations with a preschooler? Once families have a little practice they are amazed at young children’s insight. They are so fascinating and honest. more »»

Hancock kids help land trust

June 11, 2014 HANCOCK — Students from Hancock Central High School will be helping nature lovers rest a little easier at some of the Keweenaw Land Trust's preserves. more »»

Negaunee students arch over competition

June 4, 2014 NEGAUNEE — Three Negaunee High School seniors won a national competition in Louisville, Ky., last week when a balsa wood bridge they designed and built was able to support 130 pounds. more »»



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