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Can Video Games Help a Child’s Learning & Development?

“Now there’s a more balanced view of video games and how they can help kids learn, grow and thrive.”

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Teaching the Butterfly Perspective

“Playing with perspective supports the notion that we are not limited to seeing things from one viewpoint. We can go beyond our limitations of what we see by using the inventiveness of our imagination.”

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Here’s What Learning a Second Language Will Do to Your Kids (According to Science)

Being bilingual has a big impact on your kids academic future.

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What Children Will Need Most Post COVID

“Trying to make up for academic losses can backfire if the social and emotional losses are not addressed first.”

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Babies Who Do This Grow Up to Be More Cooperative & Compassionate, Study Finds

This baby behavior could tell you if you’re in for an easier road with your toddler.

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10 Afterschool Activities for Kids That Need Action!

“Physical activity helps a child stay regulated (process and adjust to their environment) and promotes the maturation of their nervous system and is even associated with higher academic performance!”

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5 Helpful Tips for Raising Bilingual Kids

“Parents can start by making sure the home environment is integrating the language in everyday life. Here are helpful tips to get started.”

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The More You Talk to Your Babies, the Smarter They’ll Be as Teens, New Study Finds

Having conversations with your baby before they can talk can have a life-long impact.

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5 Ways to Help Kids Build Cognitive Empathy

“Cognitive empathy is important because it enables us to communicate effectively with and support the needs of other people.”

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Elmo's World News

Sesame Street to Premiere Elmo’s World News Special

This special episode will bring playful learning and support to kids around the world.

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Researchers Reduce IQ Exam Length While Maintaining Accuracy

Children with special needs may require a shorter test.

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Akili ADHD

FDA Approves First Prescription Video Game for Kids with ADHD

EndeavorRx is indicated to improve attention function.

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New Online Storymakery Workshop Lets Kids Become Authors

Give your little authors their own byline.

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“Mom, Do I Have to Hold Hands?”

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As a parent, grandparent and educator, I am fascinated by the interactions of parents and their children. When I travel to New York for work several times a month, I have lots of opportunities for fieldwork as I make…

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This Hospital Celebrates Reading with a Sweet NICU Book Event

Here’s why reading is important to newborns!

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Can Your Baby Understand Counting? New Research Says Yes

New research finds that children may understand the concept of counting much earlier than the preschool years.

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How Do Music Classes Help Your Child Develop?

Why are music classes so important? They help teach fine motor skills, coordination as well as language, pattern, and rhythm.

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Parents of ADHD Children: Here Are Some Things to Consider

Whether your child was diagnosed, or you suspect they may have ADHD, here are some things to consider.

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Autism Markers Aren’t Always Linked to Developing Autism, New Study Finds

New research looks at how to identify autism in babies.

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Don’t Skip Your Prenatal Vitamins, Study Says: They Could Reduce Autism Risks

Those pills might be hard to swallow, but it could be well worth it.

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Science Explains Why You Should Hold Onto All Those Kids Books

Before you KonMari away your kids’ books, read this.

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How to Convince My Mom Brain I Am Crushing It in 2019

Why does my brain do this? Am I alone here? Is there anyone out there?

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Are Girls Better at Reading & Writing Than Boys? New Study Raises Questions

This study raises more questions about why this gender gap exists. More importantly—what can be done about it?

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She Couldn’t Hold Her Pencil “Right”—& I Knew Something Was Wrong

“Her preschool and now elementary school teachers kept reassuring me she would grow out of it. That night, I knew that she would not.”

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Too Many Baby Foods Have Been Found to Contain Lead & Other Heavy Metals—Report

New lab testing by “Consumer Reports” has found alarming levels of heavy metals in several baby foods, including lead, arsenic and cadmium.

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Should Grandparents Babysit the Kids? Here’s What You Should Consider First

These are the factors you should consider before you ask the grandparents to babysit.

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No, It’s Not Mom Brain—It’s Probably the Heat

Science says that extreme heat may actually affect the way your brain works.

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This Popular Kid Sport Has Big Concussion Risks—& It’s Not Football

Not only does this sport pose concussion risks for kids, it’s not necessarily in the ways you might expect.

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Yet Another Reason Why Youth Tackle Football Is Risky for Kids, New Study Finds

A recent study sheds new light on why tackle football is dangerous for young kids.

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