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Auburn study shows poor children fare worse from sleep disruptions than peers

AUBURN – A study conducted at Auburn University looked at the ties between children’s sleep and their emotional development, and found that poor children fared worse from sleep disruptions than their peers. The study, funded in part by the National Science Foundation, appears in the May/June 2010 issue of the journal Child Development.

In the study, led by Mona El-Sheikh, Alumni Professor of Human Development and Family Studies in the College of Human Sciences, the researchers looked at how disruptions in the amount, quality and schedule of sleep affect children’s adjustment. They examined more than 140 children in third to fifth grades, of whom three-quarters were white and almost a quarter were African American. Families varied widely in terms of annual income and parents’ education and jobs.

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Auburn University’s Jule Collins Smith Museum to offer ‘Stories in Art’ for children beginning Sept. 20

AUBURN – The Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art at Auburn University will again offer a fall series of three “Stories in Art” programs for children ages four through seven. The first of the Saturday programs will be Sept. 20 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the museum.

Each session combines age-appropriate literature with hands-on art projects. The stories are chosen to help foster children’s imaginations and often tie into the objects found in the museum’s galleries. Projects will encourage the children to explore different media with the guidance of museum educators.

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