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STEAMing Ahead: Scientific Advances Bring new Learning in Classrooms

Great Lakes Science Center
2018 Editions Ages & Stages Education Featured January 2018 Magazine
The emphasis on STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) and STEAM (add art) education has grown substantially over the past two decades and educators say there’s much more to come as industries continue to increase the demand for a STEM educated workforce. It uses problem-based learning, which provides students with a problem or topic and then encourages them to be hands-on, work together on projects, make mistakes and come up with multiple solutions. Learn more about its importance and how some local schools are placing an emphasis on STEM. ...
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Staying Sharp: Keep Kids Learning During Winter Break

Keep kids learning during winter break from school
2017 Editions Ages & Stages December 2017 Education Featured Magazine Parenting
For students and teachers, winter break is a time to relax, catch up with family and enjoy time away from the school year structure — but it doesn’t mean children should completely take a break from learning. Find ways to take advantage of educational opportunities outside of the classroom. ...
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Cash: the Gift that Keeps on Giving

investing for your kids
2017 Editions December 2017 Featured Finance Magazine Parenting

It’s that time of year when your child is about to be inundated with the hottest toys, the newest gadgets and, likely, some cash. read more

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How to Wean Your Toddler from Breastfeeding

How to wean your toddler
2017 Editions Ages & Stages Featured Magazine November 2017 Parenting
Breastfeeding a baby until he or she turns age 1 is a milestone celebrated by many nursing moms, some of whom choose to breastfeed beyond infancy and into the toddler years. If you're thinking about weaning your toddler, these strategies will help minimize meltdowns. ...
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Coping with Compulsive Hair Pulling

Trichotillomania symptoms and treatment
2017 Editions Ages & Stages Featured Health Magazine October 2017 Parenting

Are you noticing bald patches on your child’s head? Is your teen wearing more hats or styling their hair in a certain way to hide part of their scalp? These

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8 Ways to Volunteer at your Child’s Preschool

Ways to volunteer at your child's preschool
2017 Editions Ages & Stages Education Featured Magazine Parenting September 2017
Volunteering at your child’s preschool can be a great opportunity to see first hand what he or she gets to experience during the day, while providing some much needed assistance to their teacher. There are many opportunities for both working and stay-at-home parents to contribute to their child’s classroom. We offer a few ideas so you can get started. ...
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