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Low-cost summer activities for your kids
Keith Sawyer, professor of education at Washington University in St. Louis, discusses low-cost activities for your children to keep them entertained and enhance their learning and social growth during the summer.
High food and fuel prices could affect school lunches
With food and fuel costs far above what they were a year ago, school children can expect to see some changes in menu offerings this academic year. Connie Diekman discusses how these prices may change how schools prepare lunch menus for students.
Forming healthy eating habits
Providing fruits for snacks and serving vegetables at dinner can shape a preschooler's eating patterns for his or her lifetime, says WUSTL professor Debra Haire-Joshu.
Key to educational toys: keep in mind the child's age
Keith Sawyer, an expert on creativity and improvisation, says toys can play an important role in a child's education and development. The key is to make the toy age-appropriate and to engage the child in creative activity with the toy.
Cost of raising a child with special needs varies by state
Therapies, rehabilitation and specialty medical care are just a few of the extra costs that parents face when raising children with special needs. A new study from the George Warren Brown School of Social Work found that families with similar demographics and nature of their children's special needs have different out-of-pocket health expenditures depending on the state in which they live.
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