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Making A Chore List For Kids? Homey Chore Checklist App Makes It Easy!

Last updated: 02/18/2019

Making children do their own chores is an important part of preparing them for independence. Running a household requires a lot of upkeep and it is only fair that all family...

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Through observation and play, toddlers take on science

Last updated: 02/18/2019

Ashley Barajas watched intently as toddlers stacked foam blocks and examine colorful cylinders. It may look like child’s play, but Barajas, an early education science...

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On being a special needs parent... - A is for Adelaide and...

Last updated: 02/18/2019

I read THIS yesterday as parent after parent on my Facebook feed shared the article. At the time, I was scanning the web from my phone from beneath my dearest Adelaide, softly...

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Raising the Next Frida Kahlo or Pablo Picasso: Milestones toward Drawing

Last updated: 02/18/2019

When children are very young, art is all about discovering what these cool things called crayons and markers are and what they can do. (Check out this photo of my two-year-old...

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Volume 18, Issue 7 - National Institute for Early Education Research

Last updated: 02/18/2019

Highlighting the week's most interesting stories and studies: ECE Pioneers, Child Care and K-12 The early childhood field lost one of its best intellects and moral leaders with...

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Pennsylvania camp was summer home for ’50 Children’ saved from Holocaust

Last updated: 02/17/2019

A former Jewish summer camp in Pennsylvania was the summer home of a group of 50 Jewish children who were saved from Nazi-occupied Vienna and brought to the U.S. by a...

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Dr. Edward Zigler: Gone Now but His Legacy Lives On

Last updated: 02/16/2019

This week, we lost a pioneer in early childhood education, Dr. Edward F.  Zigler. Dr. Zigler, who founded Yale’s Edward Zigler Center in Child Development and Social Policy, was...

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How to Stop Competitive Parenting From Ruining Friendships

Last updated: 02/16/2019

Whether we like it or not, has become a competitive sport. Kids are measured and tested and compared at their earliest stages—when did she talk?When did he walk? When did she...

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How to Help Teenage Girls Reframe Anxiety and Strengthen Resilience

Last updated: 02/15/2019

Change and stress go hand in hand -- even if a change is positive. Teenagers' lives are filled with change: Their bodies and brains are transforming, they usually switch schools...

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The Terrible Twos: Truth or Consequences

Last updated: 02/14/2019

Yesterday, in my child development class, one of the students was curious about why people use the term, “terrible twos.” Instead of the automatic response I could have given, I...

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