Posts Tagged science

Arts & Crafts – Part II

This is Part 2 of a 3-part series on the benefits of arts & crafts. Let’s talk about the cognitive benefits: While exploring different colors, patterns, textures, and senses, your child’s brain is actively learning and linking experiences with thoughts and sensations. This helps your child’s brain […]

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Arts & Crafts – Part I

Arts & crafts are known to inspire both wild imaginations as well as wild messes. However, as your child gets elbow-deep in a mess of glue, cotton balls, finger paint, googly eyes, and construction paper cut outs, they are also learning and developing in essential ways! Learn […]

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Newsletter Spring 2018

Here is our WIND Study Spring Newsletter (you can read it in Spanish too)! In this issue, check out some fun spring activities, learn about allergies, histamine, and antihistamines, and get to know our Project Coordinator, Daphne Suzin, who coordinates the WIND Study in-person visits!

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Mindful Meditation

Mindfulness is the nonjudgmental awareness of experiences in the present moment, or being aware of thoughts, feelings, and sensations without necessarily judging them as good or bad. Mindful meditation is an increasingly popular practice of being mindful while meditating or focusing one’s mind for a period of time. […]

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Barnyard Dust and Childhood Asthma

Recently, there was a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine and featured in the New York Times that compares asthma rates in two farming communities: the Amish and the Hutterites. Previous studies have shown that children who grow up on a farm have a […]

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In the Literature: Dirt May Prevent your Child from Getting Asthma

Recently, there was new research published in Science showing that exposure to farm dirt helps protect mice from developing asthma. The research group was even able to identify one compound made by mouse cells that protected the mice from developing asthma. This discovery could help explain the […]

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