Tool helps youth avoid substance-use pressures

PULLMAN – Learning to be a “media detective” allows children to understand the intentions of marketers and the goals of advertising while empowering them to resist messages that encourage alcohol or tobacco use.   A study published in the current journal Pediatrics shows that teaching children as early as third grade to be more skeptical […]

WSU Children’s Center Plans Expansion

Plans are underway to expand the WSU Children’s Center to accommodate 37 additional infants, toddlers and kindergartners starting in 2009. The project would add 2,700 square feet of classroom space to the existing facility located on Olympia Avenue.   Construction is expected to begin by March 2009 and be completed in June of that year.   Plans […]

Kids invited to celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday

Cat in the Hat and Butch T. Cougar will make special appearances at “Family Night Out,” a celebration of Dr. Seuss’ birthday.  The event will take place from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, at WSU’s Cleveland Hall. Open to children ages 3 to 10, the party will be hosted by the Student Washington […]

WSU honored for 4-H program that helps military kids

When the U.S. military needed a way to help the children of soldiers deployed in Iraq, it turned to 4-H to accomplish Operation: Military Kids. Because Washington has one of the highest deployment rates in the country, it was chosen in April 2004 for one of five pilot OMK programs; today more than 30 states […]

Kids Judge! Brain models, neuroscience made fun

About 100 local fifth graders will boost their brain power by participating in the Third Annual Kids Judge! Neuroscience Fair, 9 a.m-2:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 8, in the CUB ballroom. The interactive fair will allow students to learn about the brain’s physiology and function through judging brain models that were put together for a WSU […]