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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.

Speaking Home Language in Pre-K a Lifelong Advantage

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

From The Hechinger Report: “Bilingual children have been shown to be better communicators, do a better job paying attention, and even become stronger readers—in both languages.” Read the full article here. View more articles here.

How Music Can Help Your Child Learn Better

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

From The Daily Advertiser: “Everyday listening skills are stronger in musically-trained children than in those without music training. Those skills are closely tied to the ability to perceive speech in a noisy background, pay attention, and keep sounds in memory.” 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.