npr:

Kids are spending more time than ever in front of screens, and it may be inhibiting their ability to recognize emotions, according to new research out of the University of California, Los Angeles.
The study, published in the journal Computers in Human Behavior, found that sixth-graders who went five days without exposure to technology were significantly better at reading human emotions than kids who had regular access to phones, televisions and computers.
The UCLA researchers studied two groups of sixth-graders from a Southern California public school. One group was sent to the Pali Institute, an outdoor education camp in Running Springs, Calif., where the kids had no access to electronic devices. For the other group, it was life as usual.
Kids And Screen Time: What Does The Research Say?
Illustration credit: LA Johnson/NPR

npr:

Kids are spending more time than ever in front of screens, and it may be inhibiting their ability to recognize emotions, according to new research out of the University of California, Los Angeles.

The study, published in the journal Computers in Human Behavior, found that sixth-graders who went five days without exposure to technology were significantly better at reading human emotions than kids who had regular access to phones, televisions and computers.

The UCLA researchers studied two groups of sixth-graders from a Southern California public school. One group was sent to the Pali Institute, an outdoor education camp in Running Springs, Calif., where the kids had no access to electronic devices. For the other group, it was life as usual.

Kids And Screen Time: What Does The Research Say?

Illustration credit: LA Johnson/NPR

thisisasentence:

i am the lame pun king long live the king

That is punny.

thisisasentence:

i am the lame pun king long live the king

That is punny.

Tags: tumblarians

#bookdisplay by @aliquot with inspiration from @bkmuse7 = awesome.

#bookdisplay by @aliquot with inspiration from @bkmuse7 = awesome.

Early morning #harrypotter crafts. #tabletcase #monster #librarcraft

Early morning #harrypotter crafts. #tabletcase #monster #librarcraft

@bkmuse7 in her natural habitat…#storytime

@bkmuse7 in her natural habitat…#storytime

Tags: storytime

Name changes are a pain.

All my mid-life divorcing female friends must be feeling pretty silly about mocking my keeping my birth name after marriage.

Farmers’ Market at the Imagination Station! I work with the most creative people!

Farmers’ Market at the Imagination Station! I work with the most creative people!

booka3425 said: I work at a university library and in September we are doing a LOTR display. Do you have any suggestions or resources? I saw your post on hobbit day and it was pretty amazing :)

Thanks!

I borrowed heavily from this: website: http://hmhbooks.com/hmh/site/hobbit/home/hobbitday

And I also borrowed heavily from our gnome/hobbit party:
http://www.pinterest.com/pin/210261876326064944/

I don’t have a lot of documentation, but if there are some things you like I can give you more detail.

~Mickie

ellietheoverlander:

Basically superheroes.

ellietheoverlander:

Basically superheroes.

(Source: longshankstumblarian, via bkmuse7)

Your letter from Hogwarts is here.

Your letter from Hogwarts is here.