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Archive for June, 2012

Go play with your (active) friends

June 1, 2012 | Posted in: Early Learners, Elementary, Middle Years

Children who hang out with active kids are more likely to be active themselves. That’s according to a new study published in the May 28 issue of Pediatrics. Researchers at Vanderbilt University in Tennessee measured activity levels among children attending after-school programs in Nashville. They found that children don’t make or break friendships based on […]

Nature’s lessons abound if you look around

June 1, 2012 | Posted in: Early Learners, Elementary, High School, Middle Years

Nighttime can be noisy in spring. “That sound is going to make me crazy,” I told my husband the first spring spent in our house. “What is it?” I couldn’t imagine what big scary animals lurked in the woods and around the pond nearby. “Peepers,” my brother-in-law told us on his next visit. “You’ll get […]