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New Study Shows Swimming Can Boost Kids’ Learning Performance

And you can apply that to other forms of aerobic exercise!

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New Research Shows What Baby’s Coos & Cries Say About Language

The study helps to explain infant language development.

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7 Fun Outdoor Learning Activities for Young Kids

Break out the bubbles and the ice cubes! These fun activities will also teach your kids a little bit about science, help their gross motor skills and spark their creativity.

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5 Reasons to Learn Sign Language as a Family

From being able to communicate at a distance like across the playground to helping to develop fine motor skills, learning to sign helps families in ways you may not have imagined.

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5 Digital Learning Tools You May Not Know About

No matter what the school environment looks like for your kiddo this year, chances are they’ve become a whiz at learning with technology. From home to the classroom, many teachers are turning to Google tools to help their students learn…

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The Struggle Is Real

“In a year of isolation, we unexpectedly found community. We unexpectedly found joy. We found the ability to, dare I say, thrive in the midst of a chaotic and hectic year.”

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New R.L. Stine Stories Are Brought to Life in Brand New Podcast

Dive into another universe—sans screens—today!

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Whether We Want to Believe or Not, Words Have Power

“The way we talk to people isn’t a reflection of them as much as it is a reflection of ourselves. The way we talk to and about our children becomes their inner voice.”

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The Day the Tables Turned

“I suddenly found myself trying to flip the switch from teacher, to mom. I wasn’t advocating for accommodations for my students anymore, I was doing it for my own child.”

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10 Super Comic Creation Apps for Kids

These apps are easy to use, interactive and perfect for personalizing your family photos or giving school projects a fun twist.

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Is It Autism or a Speech Delay?

“Regardless if your child is delayed only in expressive language or if he is already diagnosed with severe autism, you as a parent can learn to detect and treat delays and help your child to catch up as much as possible.”

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New Research Sheds Light on Bilingual Baby Talk

Here’s what science has to say about baby talk.

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5 Ways to Help Your Child Answer What They Did at School Today

“As parents, we so desperately want to hear what happened during the day and share in their joy or support their tough times. But when all they say is, ‘Nothing’ we understandably may feel a bit frustrated.”

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New TikTalk App Puts Speech Therapy At Your Fingertips

TikTalk is a speech therapy app for children to use at-home.

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10 Clever Ways to Get Your Child to Read More

“After reading these clever ways to get your child to read more, you are sure to see an increase in interest in reading!”

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What’s Up, Doc? Your Guide to Well-Baby Doctor Visits During Baby’s First Year

Find out what to bring and what to expect at your well-baby visits with your pediatrician.

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Should We Continue to Celebrate Dr. Seuss?

“As an educator, parent, grandparent, and human, I know that representation is important. When children do not see themselves in books or see depictions that are negative, no matter how subtle, true damage is done.”

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I Started a Business for My Son with Autism during the Pandemic

A sweet, new beginning for both a mom and her son with special needs.

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I Was Surprised to Learn Amanda Gorman and I Have This in Common

“Love who you are and be who you are, at all costs. Once you commit to this kind of philosophy, the sky’s the limit.”

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Creative Growth & Development Activities You Can Do at Home

“With the right toys and activities, parents can foster creative growth and development at home, long before the age of one.”

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Incorporating Music into Distance Learning

“Need a virtual learning pick-me-up? Use music to put a little spark into your at-home learning program.”

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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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9 Cool Things to Teach Your Kids (& Yourself) About MLK

Today marks Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday (Jan. 15). Take the opportunity to learn more about this powerful man, his lasting legacy and what it means for kids today.

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8 Ways to Celebrate MLK Day in DC

From parades to service opportunities perfect for the whole family, here’s how to celebrate the man and commemorate the day.

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Happy New Year! 18+ Family Activities to Kick Off 2021

It’s a new day and even better, a new year is here. It’s yours for the taking, make it the best yet—we promise to help!

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5 Tips to Stop Thumb Sucking from a SLP

“I saw both my boys sucking their thumbs. The SLP in me was screaming, ‘No! I can’t have two thumb suckers!’ and my mind immediately raced to ‘Open bite! Lisp!’ while the mom in me was thinking, ‘This is just too adorable—I need to take a photo to remember this moment forever.'”

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This Mom’s Genius Answer to “Is Santa Real?” Went Viral & It’s So Perfect

This mom pretty much solved the “Is Santa Real?” question. Read her awesome ideas.

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Kidoodle Masks

Kadoodle Kids Inspires Imagination & Creativity

The new kits allow kids to decorate masks for themselves and their favorite toys.

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Accepting, Connecting & Celebrating

“When you have a child/adult with learning differences and speech delays, when they are able to tell you spontaneously, unscripted, and unprompted what they want, you want to shout it from the rooftops! “

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13 Top Holiday Gifts for Babies 6 to 12 Months

A cool climber, shoulder carrier, and toys and gear that grow with kids are all on our list of the best holiday gifts for babies 6 months and up.

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My Child Was Diagnosed with Autism. Now What?

“Helpful guidance to parents, caregivers, and any friend or family member seeking to support a family experiencing challenges that come with an autism diagnosis.”

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I Have a Child with Special Needs But Sometimes, His Siblings Need Me More

Confession: I am not an expert on all things parenting—yet I am proud in my imperfections. My world forever changed in 2005 when, at the age of 18, I gave birth of my firstborn son. Fast-forward to now and I’m…

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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 Diagnosis That Confirmed What I Already Knew

“As we got to the car all I could do was sit and cry, saying ‘I wasn’t crazy,’ confirming what my maternal instinct had been telling me.”

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