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Feb 25

Long Term Benefits of Early Art and Music

According to new Michigan State University research, there are strong links from early childhood participation in arts and crafts activities to patents generated and businesses launched as adults.  Click on this link to read more:

Feb 25

Understanding and Responding to Children Who Bite

Biting is a typical behavior often seen in infants, toddlers, and 2-year olds. As children mature, gain self-control, and develop problem-solving skills, they usually outgrow this behavior. While not uncommon, biting can be an upsetting and potentially harmful behavior. Click on the link below for information about the behavior and what to do when it occurs, along […]

Feb 25

Mt. Ayr to Host Live Healthy Iowa 5K Run/Walk Event April 12

Mount Ayr is one of ten locations chosen to host a Live Healthy Iowa (LHI) 5K run/walk event on April 12. Mount Ayr will be the only host site within a 75-mile area in SW Iowa. The event starts at 8 AM and will be followed by a Kids 1K event at 9 AM. A […]

Feb 25

Youth Masterpieces on Display in Courthouse

It has been said a child’s artwork is pure and unfiltered by any preconceived notions of what beauty is or is not. Mount Ayr Elementary Art teacher Jane Uhlenkamp has helped foster this unbridled creativity in her students and then displays their work in a public place for all to enjoy. The latest round of young artists’ work […]