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Playtime May Bolster Kids’ Mental Health

Monday, September 17, 2018

From The Atlantic: “The clinical report, published by the American Academy of Pediatrics, recommends that pediatricians write a ‘prescription for play’ at doctor visits in the first two years of life. ” Read the full article here. View more articles here.

School Readiness: Why Early Intervention is Key

Friday, September 14, 2018

From Contemporary Pediatrics: “A parent or caregiver who is nurturing and invested in their young child is crucial to that child’s cognitive and social-emotional development, and this impact lasts a lifetime.” Read the full article here. View more articles here.

Good Vision is Critical For Learning

Thursday, September 13, 2018

From WRAL: “Studies show that during their first 12 years, 80 percent of a child’s learning comes through their eyes, according to an article in Johns Hopkins Magazine. At the same time, 10 percent of preschoolers and 25 percent of grade schoolers have trouble seeing, it says.” Read the full article here. View more articles here.

Why You Should Stop Yelling at Your Kids

Thursday, September 13, 2018

From The New York Times: “It doesn’t make you look authoritative. It makes you look out of control to your kids. It makes you look weak.” Read the full article here. View more articles here.

Talking to Baby Might Boost Middle School Success

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

From U.S. News & World Report: “Time spent reading to toddlers or having ‘conversations’ with them helps boost their intelligence and thinking skills, even a decade later, new research shows.” Read the full article here. View more articles here.