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Teaching Social Skills to Children with Disabilities

Monday, November 11, 2019

From Patch: “Parents can create mock interactions by using puppets, role-playing, and scheduling playdates with new friends. Children who learn to accept new situations in their home environment are more likely to be successful when they encounter new people and situations in the outside world.” Read the full article here. View more articles here.

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Kids of Color Often Shut Out of High-Quality State Preschool, Research Says

Monday, November 11, 2019

From Education Week: “A study of 26 states and their preschool programs finds that as of roughly two years ago, a mere 1 percent of Latino children and just 4 percent of black children in those states were enrolled in ‘high-quality’ state-backed early-learning opportunities. ” Read the full article here. View more articles here.

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Is It Too Soon to Give My Kid a Tablet?

Monday, November 11, 2019

From The New York Times: “There’s not a one-size-fits-all answer to the question, but here are several things to consider before buying your child their own electronic device.” Read the full article here. View more articles here.

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MRIs Show Screen Time Linked to Lower Brain Development in Preschoolers

Monday, November 11, 2019

From CNN: “A new study scanned the brains of children 3 to 5 years old and found those who used screens more than the recommended one hour a day without parental involvement had lower levels of development in the brain’s white matter.” Read the full article here. View more articles here.

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Why Mental Health Care Deserts Persist for U.S. Children

Thursday, November 7, 2019

From PBS News Hour: “Nationwide, 70 percent of counties had no child psychiatrists, and children were less likely to have access to professional mental health services if they lived in counties with lower income and education levels.” Read the full article here. View more articles here.