Love to play with your child? Lee Orlian, founder of TeepeeJoy agrees that pretend play is important for children.  Check out his article and make it a great play-day!


The 10 Surprising Benefits of Pretend Play

Neuroscience for Kidsh

Kid-friendly quizzes and fun facts

Wired to Win

A virtual Tour de France video and a highlighted bike ride through a park describes parts of the brain, their locations and jobs.

Brain Connection

Current brain research and a free weekly email newsletter in a user-friendly site.

National Institute on Media and the Family

Tips and research about the effects of lighted screen on children’s brain development

Jeff Haebig

Nation-wide conference “gleenoter” and “boogieman for the brain” dances his way to help educators, students and families understand and maximize the potential of their brains.

Family Resource Center for Eau Claire

Homepage for the B.R.A.I.N. Team (Brain Research Awareness Integration Network), offers a plethora of programs to help families.

Wisconsin Council for Children and Families

Family advocates offering information for families and trainer training for professionals to help them provide research based support for families.


Restitution creates the conditions for the person to fix their mistake to return to the group strengthened. The program is based on research conducted in schools throughout the world. Win-Win Discipline is adapted from Restitution by Diane Gossen and Dr. Wm. Glasser’s Choice Theory.

Dr. Justin Patchin provides current research and strategies for young people, parents and educators for preventing or dealing with cyberbullying and electronic challenges.

Lisa Witt shares success stories and strategies involving the use of stability balls in the classroom. Ordering information for the balls (with small “feet” to keep them in place)

Dr. Daniel Amen posts a blog and offers consultations applying current brain research to daily lives.

Applied neuroscience resources, follow on Twitter.

To access the infant massage YouTube videos go to Luther and enter infant massage video into the search bar it will bring you to part 1-4. Christy Haller is a massage therapist with Luther Midelfort.


Active Education: Lessons for Integrating Physical Activity with Language Arts, Math, Science and Social Studies, Julian A. Reed (Nova-2009)

The Whitest Wall, by Jodee Kulp (Fiction- Life with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome)

A Mind at a Time, by Mel Levine, MD (2002) (Educator Perspective)

The Ultramind Solution: Fixing Your Broken Brain by Healing Your Body First, by Mark Hyman MD (Nutrition and lifestyle impacting brain function)

The Spiritual Brain: A Neuroscientist’s Case For the Existence of the Soul, by Beauregard and O’Leary (2007) (Research documenting spiritual function in the brain)

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