Articles about child development


7 (Free) Ways to Improve Your Child's Brain

Last updated: 10/16/2018

Parents don’t need to shell out a ton of money to help with their child’s brain development. Simple actions can help parents bond with their children. Getty Images You don’t

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Observing, Planning, Guiding: How an Intentional Teacher Meets Standards through Play

Last updated: 10/13/2018

In my kindergarten classroom, I strive to provide an engaging environment where play is the prominent support for and means of learning. But in truth, I find it challenging. Earlie

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The Discipline Dilemma: Guiding Principles for Finding an Approach that Works for Your Individual Child and Family

Last updated: 10/11/2018

I started my career as a child development specialist at the ripe age of 24, before having kids of my own. My brilliant approach was to tell parents what to do, for example, to cou

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#MediaMentors: Selecting and Curating Apps for Young Children

Last updated: 10/11/2018

#MediaMentors: Selecting and Curating Apps for Young Children Download our Selecting and Curating Apps for Young Children Guide Here The adults in young children’s lives play im

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5 Tips for Responding to Toddler Sass

Last updated: 10/11/2018

Starting at about 18 months, your child begins to understand that she is separate from you and can have some control over her world. One powerful way she can do this is by defying

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Talking with children matters: Defending the 30 million word gap

Last updated: 10/10/2018

“Home is where our story begins…” so the argument that a child’s early experiences at home perpetuate social inequality is understandably contentious. That controversy garn

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High-quality preschool can support healthy development and learning - Child Trends

Last updated: 10/07/2018

Achievement gaps between the poorest and wealthiest Americans are larger than ever, and they often already exist by the time children enter kindergarten. High-quality early childho

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8 Things to Remember about Child Development - Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University

Last updated: 10/07/2018

Even infants and young children are affected adversely when significant stresses threaten their family and caregiving environments. Adverse fetal and early childhood experiences ca

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Communicating Educational Research to the Public

Last updated: 10/06/2018

Roberta Golinkoff, Unidel H. Rodney Sharp Chair in University of Delaware’s School of Education and professor in the departments of Linguistics and Cognitive Science and Psycholo

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To Have and to Hold: NAEYC Members Discuss Children’s Comfort Objects

Last updated: 10/06/2018

Whether or not you’re a fan of fidget spinners, it’s easy to understand the appeal of these self-soothing items—like stress balls or worry stones, they allow us to release ne

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