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Eating Nuts During Pregnancy Tied to Brain Benefits in Baby

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

From The New York Times: “Children of mothers who ate 2 to 3 ounces of nuts a week during pregnancy tended to score higher on tests of memory, attention and I.Q.” Read the full article here. View more articles here.

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Study Finds Breaking Cycle of Poverty Could Start in Preschool Classroom

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

From WTOP: “Similar to their parents, second generation Perry participants were more likely to advance their education and stay out of trouble, both at school and with the law — and a lot of it has to do with an improved home life.” Read the full article here. View more articles here.

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A ‘Million Word Gap’ for Kids Who Aren’t Read to at Home

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

From PsychCentral: “Young children who are read five books a day from birth will begin kindergarten having heard about 1.4 million more words than kids who were never read to, according to a new study published in the Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics.” Read the full article here. View more articles here.

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How Reading to NICU Babies Can Benefit Moms in a Big Way

Monday, May 13, 2019

From Motherly: “Reading to babies reduced moms’ rates of postpartum depression and stress, improved their perceived ability to bond with their children, and increased the infants’ blood-oxygen saturation during reading sessions and in the 30 minutes after.” Read the full article here. View more articles here.