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The Power of Play

There’s an odd device occupying a spot inside the Children’s Museum of Memphis, an angular and twisty thing called a Laser Harp. There isn’t much in the way of signage to explain its presence or even what it does, but that’s the point. “Kids see it and are curious about …

Mobile Brain Exhibit

The Urban Child Institute: Naming the Brain

The Urban Child Institute needs our help in naming their new Mobile Brain Exhibit, and a Kindle Fire HD Tablet is on …

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Touch Talk Read Play Day

This Friday, public gathering spaces around Memphis and Shelby County will be filled with kids and their caregivers, celebrating the boost to …

Adventures in Baby Raising

8 Adventures in Baby Raising

I got a lucky head start in the parenting thing, having begun working with The Urban Child Institute and writing for Memphis …

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What It’s All About

I began working closely with The Urban Child Institute about two years ago, when I wasn’t a parent. I wrote a lot …

What is the Impact of an Idea?

There is nothing as powerful as an idea whose time has come. We say that often these days at The Urban Child …

Poverty Affects the Future of Memphis Children

Memphis Mayor A C Wharton recently talked to Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam about toxic stress, brain development, and epigenetics. The mayor may …

2012 Data Book is Now Available

The Urban Child Institute has  just published our seventh annual Data Book: The State of Children in Memphis and Shelby County, and …

Perceptions from the Urban Child Institute

  The Memphis Tipping Point Malcolm Gladwell famously wrote about the tipping point, that moment when change happens quickly. It’s the moment …

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