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Sign Language Isn’t Just for Babies

Friday, May 25, 2018

From The New York Times: “Baby sign language borrows some signs — like “milk,” “more,” “all done,” “mommy” and “daddy” — from American Sign Language in order to enable hearing parents to achieve some basic sign- and gesture-based communication with their infants before they are capable of speech.” Read the full article here. View more articles here.

Toddlers Need At Least 3 Hours of Physical Activity Daily

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

From The Canadian Press: “The ’24-hour movement guidelines for the early years’ report says daily physical activity should include at least one hour of “energetic play” for three- and four-year-olds — something that previously wasn’t recommended until age five. Suggestions include running, dancing, or playing outside.” Read the full article here. View more articles here.

Mindfulness Helps Children Regulate Stress

Monday, May 14, 2018

From Sarasota Herald-Tribune: “Making play-dough or listening during storytime may not seem to demand much brain power, but for some children pre-kindergarten can be just as daunting as meeting deadlines at the office.” Read the full article here. View more articles here.

Play and Love: Key to Babies’ Development

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

From Goodstart Early Learning: “Building trust with our babies and providing engaging and age-appropriate learning opportunities is so important because it means they will develop skills in a wide range of areas and also have that great social and emotional connection with their carers and friends.” Read the full article here. View more articles here.