23 awesome sibling Halloween costumes kids can wear together

By Nicole Fabian-Weber for care.com What’s cuter than one adorable kid in a Halloween costume? Coordinating Halloween costumes for all of your kids, of course! We’ve rounded up 23 of the most creative, beloved sibling Halloween costumes just in time for the spookiest time of year. From super-easy to pull together to semi-advanced, there’s something in here for everyone. Happy haunting!…

What to do if your kid accidentally swallows a battery

by: Autumn Pitchure for Nexstar Media Wire  LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) — New research from the journal Pediatrics reveals that emergency room visits involving children who have swallowed button batteries have doubled in the past decade. Button batteries are commonly found in products such as remote controls, watches, and toys. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, every three hours a child will visit…

The Rise and Fall of Vibes Based Literacy

Guessing what words say is not a valid reading strategy. “In the first spring of the pandemic, as families across the country were acclimating to remote learning and countless other upheavals, I sat down on the living-room sofa with my daughter, who was in kindergarten, to go over a daily item on her academic schedule called Reading Workshop. She had…

Former elementary school janitor works his way up to principal

By DeNeeka Hill wbrc.com IONE, Calif. (KCRA) – A man in California who started his career 30 years ago as a janitor is celebrating his first year as that same school’s new principal. Decades ago, Mike Huss attended Ione Elementary School as a student. He went on to become an employee there – first as a janitor, then as a teacher,…

This High Schooler Invented a Low-Cost, Mind-Controlled Prosthetic Arm

By Margaret Osborne for smithsonianmag.com Ten years ago, when Benjamin Choi was in third grade, he watched a “60 Minutes” documentary about a mind-controlled prosthesis. Researchers implanted tiny sensors into the motor cortex of the brain of a patient who moved a robotic arm using only her thoughts. Choi was fascinated by the concept, likening it to something out of a Star Wars movie. “I was…

What is dyspraxia?

A person with dyspraxia has problems with movement, coordination, judgment, processing, memory, and some other cognitive skills. Dyspraxia also affects the body’s immune and nervous systems. Dyspraxia is also known as motor learning difficulties, perceptuo-motor dysfunction, and developmental coordination disorder (DCD). The terms “minimal brain damage” and “clumsy child syndrome” are no longer used. According to the National Center for Learning…