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January 01, 2015

Research to Real World

What Good is an Imaginary Friend?

Would you be surprised to find out that nearly two-thirds of children report having an imaginary companion during their childhood? Some friends are invisible while others are personified in an object like a doll or stuffed animal....more»
November 01, 2014

Big-Headed Ants: Reality TV meets science!

Bloomington's WonderLab Museum of Science, Health and Technology will unveil its latest exhibit, Big-Headed Ants on November 4th! Museum guests will have an intimate view into the secret lives of one of the planet's most successful creatures inside an enclosed, clear plexiglass habitat....more»
August 01, 2014

Letting Kids Help

By Pete Gilbert Kids make accomplishing ANY small task much harder. I used to fight my way through, spending an hour attempting to keep my kids occupied while I tried to complete a chore that would normally take me fifteen minutes....more»
May 01, 2014

Building Blocks of Early Learning

The educational philosophies of different preschool approaches

It's a big milestone – sending your little one off to preschool. Those first years of school are vital to forming a child's life-long relationship with learning....more»
October 01, 2013

A Grandmother's Trip with her Granddaughter

I have just completed a Grandmother's Fete: I have taken the last of my 17 grandchildren, Lucy Wynne, to New York City to see the Statue of Liberty, attend a Broadway musical, see my favorite museums and experience getting everywhere by walking, taking a bus, taxi or subway! Things have changed a lot since 1992 when I started taking my grandchildren to New York....more»
July 01, 2013

It's all song and dance this summer at the Zoo

Come join the fun with Zoolapalooza and Animals and All That Jazz!

There will be more than birds singing this summer at the Indianapolis Zoo. That's because the Zoo's two annual concert series, Zoolapalooza and Animals and All That Jazz, are back to offer music, food and fun for family members of all ages....more»
July 01, 2013

Dive In

Finding the best swim instruction for kids with special needs

Kids with ADHD do it. Kids with autism do it. Kids with Down syndrome do it. Even kids in wheelchairs do it. It's July so we should all be doing it. What exactly is it? Swimming, of course!...more»
June 01, 2013

The Science Behind the Magic of Star Wars®

Let the Force be with you at this new Indiana State Museum exhibit

Picture this: Your child is deep in play, lost in the depths of imagination. He is a Jedi Knight in training trying to summon the Force in order to defeat the Empire. She is a warrior princess, bravely confronting her enemies to restore justice to the galaxy. Their imaginary world is populated by droids, a 900-year-old creature of great wisdom, armies of stormtroopers, vehicles able to travel beyond the speed of light and a multitude of strange and wonderful planets....more»
June 01, 2013

Summer Safety

Staying out of the ER

While summer brings plenty of opportunities for fun, unfortunately the possibility of serious injury or illness comes with it. Don't let a trip to the emergency room derail your summer plans! Below, local experts provide tips to help keep your family safe this season....more»
June 01, 2013

Kids Eat Free!

Taking the kids out for a meal is something every family loves doing, but doesn't always necessarily want to pay for....more»
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Broadway: Annie