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August 01, 2014

Research to Real World

Mommy, Daddy, Read it Again! Tonya Bergeson-Dana, PhD You may have seen the newest recommendation from the American Academy of Pediatrics that pediatricians include reading to babies and young children in their long list of healthy to-dos for young parents, along with more expected recommendations such as putting babies to sleep on their backs and getting healthy proportions of fruits and vegetables....more»
August 01, 2014

Ask the Teacher

Smooth back to school transitions, speech self-consciousness and vacation absences By Deb Krupowicz The first few weeks of school seem to wreak havoc on my family....more»
November 01, 2013

The Merits of Music

Music education has far-reaching benefits

Do you play CDs during car rides or allow your toddler to bang pots and pans together while you cook? You may be doing more for your child than you think....more»
October 01, 2013

Preschool Enrichment Programs

Something to suit every interest

The preschool years are a special time in a child's life. If your little one falls in the two-to- five age group, you're probably ready to explore some new ways to help him or her learn and grow....more»
August 01, 2013

Investing in the Arts

The far-reaching benefits of arts education

Thoughts of back to school often have parents also contemplating the best way to fill all of those after school hours....more»
July 01, 2013

Six ways for families to enjoy the new Indianapolis Cultural Trail

Exciting things to explore all along the way!

More than ten years in the making, the Indianapolis Cultural Trail: A Legacy of Gene & Marilyn Glick celebrated its official opening in May with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and "Get Down On It," a day-long community celebration that featured more than 80 exhibitions and performances at various locations along the trail. Now, with the eight mile trail fully completed, its arms reaching all five downtown cultural districts, it is easier than ever for families to discover our beautiful downtown by foot or bicycle. Here are six fun options for families to consider for an active day on the Indianapolis Cultural Trail....more»
April 01, 2013

Exploring Summer Interests

Summer break is fast approaching, and while kids relish their first structure-less days off, it's only a matter of time before restlessness sets in. Parents: listen up! Summer is the perfect time to let kids immerse themselves in their favorite activities or try out new ones. Check out these local programs and resources for some great ideas....more»
April 01, 2013

Get creative at the IMA!

The newly re-opened Star Studio and family programming provide fun for all ages

Encourage your child's creativity at the IMA's new Star Studio – a fun space for play and art-making (like using Hot Wheels as stamps to create tire tracks on paper in the artwork pictured here). Now with six new stations for activities, Star Studio helps teach fundamental art concepts like color, line, shape and texture to children ages 0 – 12 in fun and innovative ways. ...more»
January 01, 2013

Interview with Jeff Kinney, author and illustrator of The Diary of a Wimpy Kid series

Following his great success, one of Jeff Kinney's personal indulgences was purchasing the home next door to his Plainville, MA residence. The space has become his office and studio, A Diary of a Wimpy Kid headquarters, if you will. I interviewed Mr. Kinney one morning just after his lawn to lawn commute....more»
November 01, 2012

Introducing Your Child to the Arts

Explore your child's creative side

This summer, 6-year-old Uma Manning and her brother, 10-year-old Jackson, took a week-long art camp at the Indianapolis Museum of Art....more»
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