Thursday, April 15, 2010
Many of the unique items and activities that are included in a Brain Box are available individually in a "Brain Box in a Bag."
Brain Boxes were designed and patented by Dr. Jill Stamm, director of the New Directions Institute for Infant Brain Development to improve a child's ability to learn and succeed in school and in life.
Now, many of the unique items and activities that are included in a Brain Box are available individually.
Called "Brain Box in a Bag," each item has been specially selected from the more than 150 toys, books and activities in the patented 12-box set of Brain Boxes designed for children from birth to age 5 ½. Each item comes with easy to understand instructions that will guide you through its use with a child.
Brain Box in a Bag items are currently available at the Phoenix Children's Museum.
For more information on the work of the New Directions Institute for Infant Brain Development or the complete, patented 12-box set of brain boxes, contact 602.371.1366 or visit www.newdirectionsinstitute.org.
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
Lance Taylor was just 23 years old when he was shot to death in February while confronting a man who was trying to steal beer from a Circle K store in west Phoenix. Earlier this month a peace march and candlelight vigil were held in his memory. At least 100 people gathered outside Golden Gate Community Center where the peace march began.
Members of the Mitchell Golden Gate Neighborhood Association were out in force. Phyllis Habib, director of Golden Gate Community Center calls GGCC a "safe haven.'" "This young man's murder highlights the importance of change in the neighborhood," Phyllis added. "Our community is poised to change in so many ways. We are working to stop the shooting and start living."