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Laura Lewis Brown

Laura Lewis Brown wears her blonde hair down and smiles at the camera

Laura Lewis Brown is a writer, editor and photographer based in Baltimore, Maryland. A mother of four, she is passionate about how children learn and develop and has written extensively on education and parenting. She coaches youth sports in her spare time.

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What’s Your Family’s Favorite Cookie? Count, Compare and Analyze with a Tasty Survey

Cookies are a great start for a survey that not only teaches math — but also tastes good! Using store-bought, homemade or a mix of both, your child can survey family and friends over which cookie is the best, and practice counting, comparing and analyzing data.
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Ask the Expert: How Can I Prepare My Child to Go Back to In-Person Schooling?

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine pediatric anxiety expert, Dr. Joseph McGuire, shares his top tips about how to prepare your child to go back to school when COVID-19 allows.
A small child wearing a red Santa hat holds a paper snowflake in front of the face like a mask.

5 Winter Activities to Warm up Kids' Math Skills

Incorporating math into fun activities is like sneaking vegetables into their pizza sauce. It’s healthy and they don’t even notice! Here are some simple ideas to start the winter season right while building math skills.
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