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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.

Defending The 30 Million Word Gap

Monday, May 21, 2018

From Brookings Institute: “By the time children were 4-years-old, advantaged children had roughly 30 million more words addressed to them than the least advantaged—a finding often referred to as the ’30 million word gap’.” Read the full article here. View more articles here.

Want To Fix Inequality in Education? Teach Kids to be Curious

Thursday, May 17, 2018

From Quartz Media: “Some kids might be naturally curious about dinosaurs or ancient history. But parents and educators can also teach kids to have a curious outlook on learning, notably by having them ‘engage in activities that are personally meaningful.’ A parent who wants their child to do well in a natural sciences class, for… Continue Reading Want To Fix Inequality in Education? Teach Kids to be Curious