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Why owning a pet can make your child smarter

Last updated: 05/18/2018

London: Gift your kid a pet this birthday, as a new study has found that pet ownership makes children cleverer, with owners of chinchilla rodents benefiting the most. A survey cond

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Five Fairy Tales that Smash Stereotypes

Last updated: 05/18/2018

Many well-known fairy tales feature stereotypes: the evil old witch, the female-in-distress, the heroic male, and the happily-ever-after that involves heterosexual marriage into a

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Klaus Flugge Prize Shortlist

Last updated: 05/18/2018

Last night the shortlist for the 2018 Klaus Flugge Prize was revealed by Lauren Child, the current Children’s Laureate, at a special event at Foyles Charing Cross. Set up to hono

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Nicola Davies: How Nature Can Inspire Creative Writing

Last updated: 05/18/2018

Children's author and zoologist Nicola Davies is passionate about the natural world. Here she shares some fantastic ideas for inspiring children to write by encouraging them to lis

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Nurturing Your Gifted Toddler

Last updated: 05/18/2018

The pediatrician looked up from his checklist and asked, “how many words can she say?” and I kind of looked at him funny. “It’s okay if she’s not saying a lot right now.

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The Benefits of Exercise On Your Kid’s Brain

Last updated: 05/17/2018

When kids play tag or engage in sports and other vigorous physical activity, not only do they make their bodies become fit, they are also making themselves smart. Exercise has many

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Keeping Kids Active

Last updated: 05/17/2018

Listen Anyone who's seen kids on a playground knows that most are naturally physically active and love to move around. But what might not be apparent is that climbing to the top of

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Tips for Helping Your Child Focus and Concentrate

Last updated: 05/17/2018

Concentration is like a muscle that requires regular exercise to strengthen. Some kids are born “stronger” in this area than others, but all kids can learn strategies and engag

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Tips for Helping Teens Balance School and Sport

Last updated: 05/17/2018

As adults, we recognize the signs of stress and overscheduling and are able to control some of the competing variables, but what about children and their stressors? As the school b

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Survey reveals 50 books that every child should read by 16

Last updated: 05/17/2018

Roald Dahl is the author that people would most like their children to read, according to a new survey to find 50 books that children should read by the time they are 16. A survey

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