April 26, 2010
By Aviva Patz, Studio One Networks After a vacation, a weekend, or even a day off -- when toddlers typically run around for hours, watch more TV than usual, and stay up past their regular bedtimes -- it can be tough for them to switch back into school mode. While you can't maintain the structure of a school day during a break (it wouldn't be much of a break if you did), you can keep their love of learning alive. "During periods of time off, it's important to continue providing stimulating activities that keep your child motivated to learn," says Ron Fairchild, executive director of the Center for Summer Learning at Johns Hopkins University.
March 28, 2010
Latest Update By Eyewitness News (HARVEY CO., Kan.) Lab evidence is stalling a homicide charge the Harvey County attorney expects to file against a man accused of child abuse. Chad Carr is charged with two counts of aggravated battery and two counts of child abuse against his girlfriend's 19-month-old son who died in late March. The North Newton man was supposed to have a preliminary hearing Thursday, but the judge moved it to the middle of May. Harvey County Attorney David Yoder says as soon as lab tests on the child's brain are back, he expects to have the evidence he needs to file homicide charges.
May 28, 2009
(STAFFORD COUNTY, Kan.) Eleven year-old Tatumn Watkins doesn't think of herself as a hero. But ask anyone who was at her family reunion last weekend and they'd tell you different. The reunion was held at a private pond in Stafford County. Tatumn and a three year-old relative were sitting on the dock feeding fish. That's when the three year-old fell in the water. "I tried to grab her hand but she kept going under and she wouldn't grab my hand so I just jumped in," said Tatumn.