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photo of ME's bridging the digital divide guest, Jill Hornbacher

For low income families, “equal opportunity” is missing in many aspects of their lives, including access to high-speed internet and the devices necessary to use that connection. This gap in access to the Internet and computers is known as the digital divide. In today’s technology-driven world, how does a student do homework without access? How…

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Most school-age kids are facing reality this week: summer is behind us and the demands of school and homework are upon us! Of course, parents face those demands too and play a crucial role in making sure children are physically and emotionally ready for optimal learning.   Marti shared with KARE 11 News at 11’s…

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photo of ME's activities to learn about nature guest, Patty Born Selly

Research demonstrates the importance of starting early if we want our children to be good stewards of the environment. But that does not necessarily mean we should teach very young children about baby polar bears losing their homes or birds getting tangled in ocean debris.   Listen to Marti & Erin’s discussion with environmental educator…

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photo of ME's potty training and bed-wetting guest, Dr. Andrew Barnes

As parents, many of us struggle to sort through varied and often contradictory bits of potty training and bed-wetting advice from childrearing books, peers, grandparents and childcare providers. We wonder when our child should be out of diapers, when toileting “accidents” are something to worry about and what approach will be most effective (and least…

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photo of ME's math skills guest, Michele Mazzocco

Many children develop the idea that math is hard, just too much work and drudgery. And yet, even toddlers are attracted to numbers and have an intuitive sense of the meaning of basic math skills. So how can we sustain that interest in our young children or help our older kids recapture it? University of…

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