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Studies show that the frontal lobe—the part of the brain that includes decision-making and problem-solving—doesn’t fully develop until the 20s. That’s why we have...

Voices from the Village: How can we manage screen time?

Technology is exciting, enticing and ever evolving. Its seductiveness has made “screen time”—time spent using an electronic device such as a television, computer, smart...

Opting out of Facebook:Why some moms are bucking the trend

It’s Saturday morning and I’m up early with the baby. While she unloads a basket of toys on the living room floor, I take...

Meet a maker

How do you know if your children are tinkerers, inventors or budding engineers? They may like to take things apart just to see how...

Like me, follow me, retweet me

The lyrics from the 1969 song “See Me, Feel Me” by the rock group The Who start out See me, feel me, touch me,...

No cell phone, no problem

Cookbooks have recipes showing how to cook something delicious. No Cell phone Day (Kidstown Press, 2013) by Delfeayo Marsalis and illustrated by Reginald William...

Personal tech at school and more education news

BYOD comes to Seton Catholic Allowing students to bring their own phones, tablets and laptops to school, and use them in the classroom, is a...

Screen time for kids and education news for families

If you wonder what effect screen time has on your children, Catherine Steiner-Adair does, too. The clinical psychologist and instructor in the Department of...

Mo Willems’ app entertains

If you have little ones at home you probably know author/illustrator Mo Willems from his books and his animation work on "Sesame Street." If you...

Connecting girls with engineers and STEM careers

About 60 girls visited the Embedded Design Center at Intel in Chandler Tuesday to see what engineers do. Intel volunteer showed them dancing robots...

Unpredictable science at Zuni Hills Elementary

Last Tuesday, Jennifer Cheesman, who teaches sixth graders science and math at Zuni Hills Elementary School in the Peoria Unified School District, prepared a...

SciTech Festival features hands-on activities

Scottsdale Community College and the Arizona SciTech Festival present the first annual "Full STEAM Ahead" festival Saturday, Feb. 23 on the SCC campus. The...

Do you know the way to Nuovo Inizio?

When it rains where does all the water go? It turns the streets and intersections into bodies of water for a few hours when...

Online science projects in Africa, the universe and beyond

Here comes winter break with the inevitable “I-don’t-know-what-to-do” from the kids just as you’re hoping to enjoy a few hours of not doing much...

We can play jury

Typically, people groan when they get a jury summons. They don’t want to rearrange their schedules to sit in jury box or in the...

Girls engineer project for water safety

The STEM (Science Technology Engineering Math) class at Girls Leadership Academy of Arizona has developed a product designed to reduce the incidence of childhood...

Party Articles

Out-of-the Box Birthday Party Ideas

Wanting to do something a little extra special for your child’s next birthday party? Maybe it’s a milestone birthday—like turning double digits or entering...

Party Etiquette

Whether you’re hosting a party or attending one, you may be wondering—do people really RSVP anymore? What about goodie bags, are those still a...

How to Throw a Birthday Party that Won’t Break the Bank

I remember the days when birthday parties consisted of colorful balloons, streamers, a simple cake, and the classics like musical chairs and tag with...

How to do a drive-by birthday party

As we get deeper into quarantine, people have gotten creative with birthday celebrations. One result: the drive-by birthday party.

Home pool party? Hire a lifeguard!

Drowning happens silently and quickly. That’s why children are at risk even when — and sometimes especially when — adults are nearby. Even a "designated...