Pay Attention!

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In one of NPR's upcoming How to Raise a Human reports Michaleen Doucleff travels to rural Mexico to discover a group of Mayan children with extraordinary abilities to pay attention. SDPB is bringing How to Raise a Human home to South Dakota. Shane Hamilton, an Integrated Health Therapist with Sanford Health, expands on the subject.

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For Troubled Kids, Some Schools Take Time Out For Group Therapy

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A growing number of schools are offering training for emotional and social skills that can benefit kids in school and throughout their life.

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Natural Ice Boats

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Here is a fun and eco-friendly project for you and your kiddos on a hot summer day! For an afternoon of clean, green and science-friendly fun, try making these ice boats.

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DIY Windsocks

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Just in time for spring, this windsock is made entirely of recycled materials, making this craft project easy, inexpensive … and waterproof! Decorate your garden, porch or front lawn with a weather-durable windsock in just a few steps.

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Duct Tape Wallet

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Is there anything that duct tape can’t make or fix? I don’t think so. Which is why this year for Father’s Day I say, swing by the hardware store and let some tape do the gift-y trick! Help your kids make this no-sew project for dad that’s as cool as it is crafty. Here’s the scoop on turning a few strips of sticky into a duct tape wallet!

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What's Going On In Your Child's Brain When You Read Them A Story?

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There are many ways young children encounter stories. A new study finds a "Goldilocks effect," where a cartoon may be "too hot" and audiobooks "too cold" for learning readers.

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Yarn- Wrapped Frame for Fathers

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Father's Day is right around the corner! Show dad how much you appreciate, and love spending time with him by giving him this cool handmade picture frame. You can use a combination of his favorite colors, and pick out a photo of a happy memory that you shared with him!

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A Degree With Zero Student Debt. Does It Work?

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The four-year results are in on Tennessee's free college initiative. Is this new data significant enough to sway the future of these free college programs?

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Reading Chart

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School may be out, but learning never stops! Encourage your kiddos to go on wild adventures, solve mysteries and get lost in history all in their own backyard. PBS Kids wants you to join them this summer by reading. There is even a cool chart that you can use to keep track of the books you have read.

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THE GREAT AMERICAN READ, a New Multi-Platform PBS Series, Reveals List of America’s 100 Favorite Novels

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Summer Reading on Your Mind? Check out this list!

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PBS KIDS Kicks Off a Summer of Adventure

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Fans of PBS KIDS will get a chance to see new episodes beginning Friday, June 6, through August 24, including READY JET GO!, the first-ever WILD KRATTS marathon and new specials from NATURE CAT and SPLASH AND BUBBLES, exploring themes such as the natural world and ocean animals’ migratory patterns.

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Make a Composter

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Instead of throwing your fruit and veggie scraps, coffee grounds, and egg shells in the trash, use them to help you make your own compost. When your compost is ready, you can mix it in with some dirt and you have perfect planting soil!

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How To Raise A Human: The Perils Of Pushing Too Hard

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From high-expectation play-dates to AP exams, kids are excelling at an unprecedented rate. Which means some kids are falling behind. And lots of parents are worried. NPR is taking a look at #HowToRaiseAHuman. We bring the conversation home to South Daktoa today by talking about "The Perils of Pushing Too Hard" with Larry Ling. He's a clinical social worker with Avera Health.

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DWU Hosts Forum On Guns & Mental Health

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Dakota Wesleyan University in Mitchell hosted "Triggers: A Critical Conversation About Guns and Mental Health in America." It's a look at different perspectives on gun rights and young adult mental health in America. Alisha Vincent is Executive Director of the McGovern Center for Leadership and Public Service at Dakota Wesleyan University.

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Tornado in a Jar

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Tornadoes can cause a lot of destruction, but are an interesting force of nature. Did you know that their is a way to see a tornado without the destruction? This fun activity is a great way to open up a discussion about how tornadoes form and how to stay safe during a tornado.

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