• Parent distraction can hinder babies’ language skills

    23 April 2018
    / by Kim Doleatto
    / from heraldtribune.com

    Study indicates cell phones interrupt critical one-on-one interaction that develops vocabulary.

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  • Babies Think Logically Before They Can Talk

    16 April 2018
    / by Bret Stetka
    / from scientificamerican.com

    A new study shows language is not a prerequisite for some basic reasoning

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  • Why Autism Diagnoses Are Often Delayed

    9 April 2018
    / by Caroline Miller
    / from childmind.org

    How ADHD and sensory processing issues can prevent early intervention

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  • Taking Playtime Seriously

    3 April 2018
    / by Perri Klass, M.D.
    / from nytimes.com

    “Play is not a specific activity, it’s an approach to learning, an engaged, fun, curious way of discovering your world,” Dr. Tamis-LeMonda said.

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  • Breaking Gender Stereotypes in the Toy Box

    30 March 2018
    / by Perri Klass, M.D.
    / from nytimes.com

    “The good news or bad news is, experience makes a difference,” Dr. Zimmermann said. The images children see can reinforce stereotypes and limit their horizons, but they can also open up possibilities and lead kids to believe that they have more choices. Children are actively seeking clues about what their gender identities mean; toys and play should give them space, not narrow their choices.

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  • Math in the Bath

    15 March 2018
    / by Sarah Erdmann
    / from naeyc.org

    Bath time is perfect for exploring math with your young child! Not only do you have each other’s full attention, but the learning can be hands on, playful, and messy.

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  • How to Help Anxious Kids in Social Situations

    12 March 2018
    / by Katherine Martinelli

    Tips for helping reluctant children join in play and group activities

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  • Researchers learn the social function of babies’ babbling

    9 March 2018
    / by Linda B. Glaser , A&S Communications
    / from http://as.cornell.edu

    Babies are adept at getting what they need – including an education. New research shows that babies organize mothers’ verbal responses, which promotes more effective language instruction, and infant babbling is the key.

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  • Where Does Your Child Care Dollar Go?

    5 March 2018
    / by Simon Workman
    / from americanprogress.org

    Understanding the True Cost of Quality Early Childhood Education

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  • How to Teach Children About Cultural Awareness and Diversity

    26 February 2018
    / by Christy Tirrell-Corbin
    / from pbs.org

    As a parent, I know that children tend to ask the most challenging questions at the most inconvenient times. Rather than trying to quiet your child (which implies there is something wrong with the other person or with asking questions) take these opportunities to help your child understand and respect differences and similarities among those in your community.

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