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Lend Them An Ear

Suggested children's literature from local authors

Come Join Us at the Camp Fair!

Mark your calendar for the Indy's Child 25th Summer Camp Fair on Saturday, February 22nd, from 11 a.m. to 3 p....more»

IC February 2014 Community Spotlight

Day Nursery Center opens new facility For over 100 years, Day Nursery has led the way in early childhood innovation in Indiana....more»

Becoming a Big Brother or Sister

Preparing children for the arrival of a new baby

Adding a second child to the family may not seem like a big transition – after all, you and your partner have already been through the whole baby thing before, and are seasoned veterans at this point....more»

SIDS: Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

Keep your baby safe with these simple tips

SIDS refers to the apparently inexplicable death of babies in the first year of life. While physicians and researchers still do not know what causes SIDS, some believe that abnormalities or the "immature newborn brain" make some infants susceptible to conditions that would not harm other babies, such as overheating or sleeping on their stomach....more»

Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health hosts 5th Annual Riley Cancer Center Prom

In 2006, the fledgling organization, Women For Riley, set out to bring pediatric patients small joys and extra kindness by providing essentials, books and treats....more»

Pediatric Dentistry 101

Basic info every parent needs to know

A child's first dental visit is as much about educating the parent as it is examining the child. Pediatric dentists are specially trained to work with very young children through early adulthood....more»

Maternity and Delivery: Then and Now

How your mother's experience differs from your own

The experience of being pregnant and giving birth has changed dramatically over the years. Below, learn how the advice and opportunities offered to today's moms-to-be compare to those given to women from previous generations....more»

Research to Real World: Wait! Don't Eat That Marshmallow

Self-regulation in preschoolers

Picture this…you give your preschooler one marshmallow and tell her she can eat it now, but if she can wait until you return, then you will give her two marshmallows....more»

Downtown Indy Fun in February

Beat cabin fever with these indoor activities!

Get inside and get warm this February in downtown Indianapolis! Catch a live performance on stage, listen to a story in a beautiful gallery setting, explore a museum and more! Discover animal secrets at The Children's Museum Where does a chipmunk sleep? What does an eagle feed its young? How do mother bats find their babies in a cave? The Animal Secrets exhibit opens at The Children's Museum of Indianapolis Feb....more»

Serious Learning . . . through Play!

Unstructured, outdoor activity is essential to children's development

For me, the cornerstone of childhood is play. The ability to play follows us throughout our life. Stuart Brown, author of Play: How It Shapes the Brain, writes, "There is a great deal of evidence that the road to mastery of any subject is guided by play....more»

Preterm Primer

Basic information for parents of premature infants

One of every eight babies is born premature in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention....more»

Autism Therapy

It's "buyer beware" in Indiana

Indiana's autism insurance mandate, passed in 2001, put much-needed and often expensive therapies within reach for many families....more»

What's in a Name?

Tips for choosing a baby name you'll always love

How many Jacksons, Sophias, Emmas and Aidans have you met this year? BabyCenter.com is out with its annual list of most popular names....more»

But does it have a basement?

True Confessions of a Stay at Home Dad

That was the first question my wife and I would always ask our realtor when she would show us a house. Why was a basement so important to us? Because we have three kids, ages seven, four and two, and their full-time job is making noise....more»

Increasing responsibility, speech anxiety, "teaching to the test"

Ask the Teacher

Question: My ten year old son is so forgetful! He regularly forgets homework assignments, library books, gym shoes, etc....more»

Stealth 101

Footnotes: Thoughts from the margins of a mom's life

We are not sure when my daughter started walking. She was an early, proficient crawler. It seemed that she might never walk, so given was she to crawling....more»

Making Tracks

Create your own animal foot prints

Animals are all around us – cats, dogs, squirrels, raccoons, birds, deer and more. All of these animals leave tracks behind as they pass through an area....more»
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Indiana Historical Society: circus day
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