Children http://wunc.org en Sixth-Grader's Science Fair Finding Shocks Ecologists http://wunc.org/post/sixth-graders-science-fair-finding-shocks-ecologists When 12-year-old Lauren Arrington heard about her sixth-grade science project, she knew she wanted to study lionfish. Growing up in Jupiter, Fla., she saw them in the ocean while snorkeling and fishing with her dad.<p>Her project showed that the lionfish can survive in nearly fresh water. The results blew away professional ecologists. Sun, 20 Jul 2014 21:31:00 +0000 NPR Staff 39311 at http://wunc.org Sixth-Grader's Science Fair Finding Shocks Ecologists Kid Finance http://wunc.org/post/kid-finance <p><span style="font-size: 13px; line-height: normal; font-family: Tahoma, sans-serif;">Children learn a great deal about money from their parents. But which aspects are parents wont to teach and which do they often conceal? Researcher </span><a href="http://communication.chass.ncsu.edu/faculty_staff/lkromo" style="font-size: 13px; line-height: normal; font-family: Tahoma, sans-serif;">Lynsey Romo</a><span style="font-size: 13px; line-height: normal; font-family: Tahoma, sans-serif;"> sought to answer that in her new study, "</span><a href="http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/08824096.2014.907147#.U8fri-NdWzI" style="font-size: 13px; line-height: normal; font-family: Tahoma, sans-serif;">Money Matters: Children's Perceptions of Parent-Child Financial Disclosure</a><span style="font-size: 13px; line-height: normal; font-family: Tahoma, sans-serif;">".</span></p><p><span style="font-size: 13px; line-height: normal; font-family: Tahoma, sans-serif;">Meanwhile, an exhibit at </span><a href="http://www.marbleskidsmuseum.org/" style="font-size: 13px; line-height: normal; font-family: Tahoma, sans-serif;">Marbles Kids Museum aims</a><span style="font-size: 13px; line-height: normal; font-family: Tahoma, sans-serif;"> to facilitate money talk in kids as young as five and the N</span><a href="https://www.ncbankers.org/" style="font-size: 13px; line-height: normal; font-family: Tahoma, sans-serif;">orth Carolina Bankers Association</a><span style="font-size: 13px; line-height: normal; font-family: Tahoma, sans-serif;"> works with middle and high school students.</span> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 15:30:06 +0000 Meghan Modafferi & Frank Stasio 39149 at http://wunc.org Kid Finance VIDEO: A 4-Year-Old With A Crossover Dribble http://wunc.org/post/video-4-year-old-crossover-dribble <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qrzseAoa0j0</p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 15:41:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 38365 at http://wunc.org VIDEO: A 4-Year-Old With A Crossover Dribble What Does Summer Camp Look Like For Your Family? http://wunc.org/post/what-does-summer-camp-look-your-family <p>Hello mudda, hello fadda. It's that time again, summer camp!&nbsp; <strong>What does summer camp look like for you and your family? </strong>Click <a href="http://mywunc.org/summercamp/upload">here </a>to share a photo, audio or video right from your phone.</p><p>You have until Friday, July 11. On Monday the 14th we will feature some of our favorite submissions here.</p><p>Click <a href="http://mywunc.org/summercamp/">here </a>to browse all of submissions we've published so far.</p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 15:38:57 +0000 Carol Jackson 38330 at http://wunc.org What Does Summer Camp Look Like For Your Family? NC Lawmakers Approve Bill To Legalize Therapeutic Marijuana Oil http://wunc.org/post/nc-lawmakers-approve-bill-legalize-therapeutic-marijuana-oil <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>State lawmakers have approved a bill that would allow the use of a marijuana oil to help treat childhood seizures.</p><p>Researchers say the hemp oil extract, known as cannabidiol&nbsp;(CBD),&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">is not psychoactive and would be used to treat only debilitating seizure disorders.</span></p><p>Several lawmakers, like Gladys Robinson (D-Guilford), showed their support for the bill by relating their experiences of having family members with epilepsy.</p> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 20:34:45 +0000 WUNC News 37997 at http://wunc.org NC Lawmakers Approve Bill To Legalize Therapeutic Marijuana Oil The Bucket Brothers' Young Talent http://wunc.org/post/bucket-brothers-young-talent <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px;">Logan and Casey Valleroy have years of experience playing nine different instruments. </span></p><p><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px;">The years of musical experience are impressive since they have a combined total of 24 years of life. </span></p> Fri, 06 Jun 2014 16:17:22 +0000 Will Michaels & Frank Stasio 36820 at http://wunc.org The Bucket Brothers' Young Talent One Young NC Competitor Sings Her Responses At The National Spelling Bee http://wunc.org/post/one-young-nc-competitor-sings-her-responses-national-spelling-bee <p>I lost on the word "laundromat." It bothers me to this day. I was competing in the Epsom Central School (NH) annual spelling bee. It was intense. I remember leaning back, my head propped on the edge of the headrest between words, silently mouthing prayers aimed at the ceiling. For some reason, I hadn't practiced from the list of provided words, but I read a lot, so I thought I had a good chance.</p><p>It was getting towards the end of the bee, and the teacher read out my word. "Laundromat." She said it twice, her diction precise.</p> Tue, 27 May 2014 15:25:06 +0000 Carol Jackson 36209 at http://wunc.org One Young NC Competitor Sings Her Responses At The National Spelling Bee The Man Who Brought G.I. Joe To Children Dies At 86 http://wunc.org/post/man-who-brought-gi-joe-children-dies-86 A half-century after the first G.I. Joe action figures hit U.S. shelves, the man who oversaw the toy's creation has died of cancer in Rhode Island. Former Hasbro executive Donald Levine was 86. He was also a veteran of the Korean War who said that G.I. Joe was an attempt to honor those in the U.S. Mon, 26 May 2014 20:51:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 36175 at http://wunc.org The Man Who Brought G.I. Joe To Children Dies At 86 Kate DiCamillo's Picks For Summer Treehouse Reading http://wunc.org/post/kate-dicamillos-picks-summer-treehouse-reading Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial kickoff to summer, and that means the tantalizing prospect of having more time for reading stretches ahead of us — long, lazy summer days curled up with a book.<p>With that in mind, Newbery Award-winning <a href="http://www.npr.org/books/authors/138135070/kate-dicamillo" target="_blank">author Kate DiCamillo</a> shared some summer book recommendations for readers ages 8-13 with NPR's Melissa Block. Sun, 25 May 2014 13:46:08 +0000 NPR Staff 36136 at http://wunc.org Kate DiCamillo's Picks For Summer Treehouse Reading Diary Secrets Revealed http://wunc.org/post/diary-secrets-revealed <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 16px; line-height: normal;">For a teenager, a diary can be a safe haven. It is a place to share thoughts that one would never speak aloud. But&nbsp;</span><a href="https://www.facebook.com/events/411156452355142/"><i style="font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 16px; line-height: normal;">T</i></a><i style="font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 16px; line-height: normal;"><a href="https://www.facebook.com/events/411156452355142/">he Diary Play: Four Teens Tell Their Story </a></i><span style="font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 16px; line-height: normal;">brings those intimate details to light. Based on the teenage journals of four women who are now adults, the play asks questions about self-censorship and the boundaries between adults and young people. </span></p><p><span style="font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 16px; line-height: normal;">Diaries cover everything from the monumental to the mundane. From tests and papers to crushes and self-esteem, it's all in there.</span></p><p> Wed, 21 May 2014 16:11:39 +0000 Meghan Modafferi & Frank Stasio 35899 at http://wunc.org Diary Secrets Revealed