Author: Tori Kincaid

Playing the Game Correctly: Preventing and Treating Concussions

This article is made possible by a partnership with the Marion County Commission on Youth. Indy with Kids is proud to support the work of MCCOY and help communicate information that is important for the youth of our community. Written by Jacie Farris Recently there has been a spike in media coverage regarding the dangers of concussions, especially as they affect professional athletes. But do parents and coaches know how to prevent and treat concussions when they affect youth? According to Indiana University’s Health Center, a concussions is “a type of traumatic brain injury caused by a bump, blow or...

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Indy Air Expo | September 9-10, 2017 | Mt. Comfort Airport

There’s something about airplanes and kids. For my little guy the fascination began early—before he could even talk he would point to the sky and squeal with excitement every time a plane few over. Even as an adult, planes are just cool. Watching a jet thunder across the sky, with a tail of white clouds outlining the sky. In Indy, we’re lucky enough to have the Indy Air Expo! This annual event returns to the Indianapolis Regional (Mt. Comfort) Airport on September 9 & 10 and is a fundraising event for the Indianapolis Air Show Foundation, Inc. benefiting our Indiana Children’s’ Hospitals....

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Key to Success: Encouraging Parent Involvement in Youth Academics

This article is made possible by a partnership with the Marion County Commission on Youth. Indy with Kids is proud to support the work of MCCOY and help communicate information that is important for the youth of our community. Written by Jacie Farris “Education begins at home.” That’s how David Patterson, marketing and communications director for Stand for Children Indiana, described the reason parent involvement is so vital to student success. “When parents are involved in their child’s education, it makes everyone more accountable to perform well to ensure success for that student,” said Patterson. “It allows administrators to develop...

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Science at Play at the Indiana State Museum

Science at Play, now at the Indiana State Museum, explores the magic and science of play. Did you know that the first chemistry sets were actually magic sets? Or, in the 1950s, chemistry sets were marketed to boys to encourage kids to pursue careers in chemistry and engineering? Science at Play draws from the Chemical Heritage Foundation’s collection of more than 250 science kits and toys, but there’s a interactive component as well. Your budding scientist can use magnetic blocks to create geometric forms. Or, grab some plastic gears, rods, connectors,  and more to design the next great invention. The...

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Getting Along: Encouraging Sportsmanship in Youth Programs

This article is made possible by a partnership with the Marion County Commission on Youth. Indy with Kids is proud to support the work of MCCOY and help communicate information that is important for the youth of our community. Written by Jacie Farris Have you ever attended a youth sporting event and been upset because of the negative behavior of the players, parents or coaches? At the Marion County Commission on Youth, Inc., we have heard these stories and have seen these behaviors ourselves, which prompted us to take a look at the value of sportsmanship in youth athletic programs....

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