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What's Going On In Your Child's Brain When You Read Them A Story?

Last updated: 05/26/2018

"I want The Three Bears!" These days parents, caregivers and teachers have lots of options when it comes to fulfilling that request. You can read a picture book, put on a cartoon,

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'Mister Rogers' was 'very serious' about how TV could impact kids, biographer recalls

Last updated: 05/26/2018

When Robert Kennedy was shot in Los Angeles on June 5, 1968 at age 42, a new children’s show featuring homemade puppets and a cardboard castle titled “Mister Rogers’ Neighbor

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At What Age Can We Introduce Children to Honest History? - The Edvocate

Last updated: 05/26/2018

Note: The following is a guest blog from David Turnoy, a retired elementary school teacher with a degree in history. His new book, American Tales, is an account of US history from

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How to Raise a Future President, from 10 Moms Who Did

Last updated: 05/25/2018

Upbringing, no doubt, plays a huge role in shaping the type of person your child becomes. In honor of President's Day on February 20, we looked at the moms of 10 U.S. presidents an

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Nurturing Creativity & Imagination for Child Development

Last updated: 05/25/2018

Printer Friendly Cleo, a 4-year-old preschool child, excitedly told her Mom, "...and then we drank purple milk that came from a purple cow." Webster defines imagination as "the abi

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How to encourage literacy in young children (and beyond)

Last updated: 05/25/2018

How can parents best help their children with their schooling without actually doing it for them? This article is part of our series on Parents’ Role in Education, focusing on ho

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Introducing Your Kids to Great Literature

Last updated: 05/25/2018

I recently attended a book fair at our neighborhood book store benefiting my kids’ K-8 school. I couldn’t help noticing that serial young adult novels were all the rage among t

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Parenting Tips On How To Raise A Smart Child

Last updated: 05/25/2018

Childhood is critical in the intellectual development of your son or daughter, according to child development experts and neuroscientists. This is the stage where the brain develop

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The Science Of Emotional Regulation

Last updated: 05/25/2018

Emotional regulation is not something we are born with. Toddlers have no emotional regulation skills. Their emotions can swing like a pendulum. Helping our kids learn to self-regul

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Teaching Your Child Independence

Last updated: 05/25/2018

Sure, their adult years seem like a lifetime away, but it's never too early to teach your child how to stand on his own two feet. Taking time to train toddlers on "grown up" tasks

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