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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 …

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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 …

Brain Awareness Night 2013

Founded by the Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives, Brain Awareness Week is designed to unite families, schools, and communities in a worldwide …

New Year’s Resolution: Baby Small Changes

The most important story on television and radio these days isn’t on the news broadcasts. Rather, it’s the commercial with this message: …

I Choose Memphis- Katy Spurlock

Memphis is a city full of proud residents who are passionate about calling this community home! New Memphis Institute partners with The Commercial Appeal …

The Decision to Breastfeed

This is The Urban Child Institute’s Perceptions column: One of the first decisions a new mother is called on to make can …

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 …

Kindergarten Readiness and the Future of Shelby County

As a brand new school year starts across Shelby County, almost 15,000 five-year-olds will venture into kindergarten for the very first time. …

Perceptions from The Urban Child Institute

  All it takes to be reminded of the importance of mother’s milk is to Google it. The phrase prompts hundreds of …

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