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Museum expands exhibit and programming offerings

After opening their new home in April, the University of Michigan Museum of Natural History will open its next major phase of permanent exhibits and programs to the public on Sunday, Nov. 10. The museum will have even more to explore with three new exhibits: an interactive journey through life’s building blocks in Under the

Timeouts not associated with long term harmful effects in children

When children act out, parents may wonder which disciplinary strategy is best. Timeout is a common strategy and, now, a University of Michigan study suggests that despite sometimes getting a bad rap, it isn’t linked to harmful effects in children. Researchers compared emotional and behavioral health among kids whose parents reported using timeouts, and those

R.E.A.D. to library dogs at the Chelsea District Library

Research has shown that children can improve their reading skills by reading aloud to non-judgmental listeners. Reading Education Assistance Dogs (R.E.A.D) has been a Chelsea District Library program for over 10 years. Children read books to friendly therapy dogs who listen carefully to every single word. Participants sign up in advance and can read to

Local charter school takes the top spot

Every year, Niche releases a comprehensive list of the best schools across the country based on a variety of criteria. South Arbor Charter Academy, in Ypsilanti, takes the No.1 spot on this year’s Detroit area Best Charter Elementary Schools list, and the number two spot for the Best Charter Schools in Michigan. Kim Bondy, South

Ele’s Place Offers Grief Support for Children

Losing a parent is never easy, but it is particularly devastating to a child to have to deal with that kind of grief. Ele’s Place is a non-profit that helps them process their feelings and deal with the loss in a supportive environment. This month they are open for tours of their new building, an