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News on Early Learning from around the Web

News on Early Learning from around the Web

  • 2/8/2016
    Gesturing plays a huge role in the way people communicate all the time—and it serves several language functions beyond simply echoing what a speaker says with words. Here’s how you can use gestures to help your inexperienced little speaker make some major language development gains.
  • 2/1/2016
    Parents often struggle to manage their children’s difficult behaviors. Fortunately, decades of research on behavior management has identified a number of core principles and techniques that have proven to be effective in addressing children’s behavioral difficulties.
  • 1/25/2016
    For most of us, our lives involve a series of patterns—routines we perform almost every day, like stopping at the same place each day for coffee on the way to work. This is also very true for babies and toddlers. While we play a part in creating routines in our children’s lives, we may not fully realize the role they play in young children’s development.
  • 1/18/2016
    It’s easy to feel as if our child’s social skills are a reflection on us. Here are some tips for navigating first friendships from birth to age 3.
  • 1/11/2016
    Education World shares six highlights of the new Every Student Succeeds Act, which will impact young children now and in the future.
  • 1/4/2016
    In the first months after the birth of a new sibling, the older child is likely to vacillate between ignoring the baby completely and treating her like a plastic—and indestructible—doll.
  • 12/28/2015
    When you read with your child, you cozy up with him and a good book because it’s fun. The time spent together is irreplaceable. No, you don’t set out to teach your child when you read to him. But it happens.
  • 12/21/2015
    Getting the day started can be a challenge. So here are some suggestions to make your separation at the child care setting a little easier for both of you.
  • 12/14/2015
    The holidays are an exciting time of year for kids, and to help ensure they have a safe and happy holiday season, here are some safety and mental health tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).
  • 12/7/2015
    An understanding of shapes, sizes, and relative places will help your little one in more ways than you might think.
  • 11/30/2015
    Whether winter brings severe storms, light dustings, or just cold temperatures, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has some valuable tips on how to keep children safe and warm.
  • 11/23/2015
    Hearing well impacts every area of a child’s life—language and speech development, social skills, and future academic and personal success. A recent study argues that providing children with well-fit hearing aids is associated with better rates of language development.
  • 11/16/2015
    If we see behaviors in the context of normal development, then we can approach our children with empathy and be more effective in teaching good coping skills. Here are some important factors that influence young children's behavior that are helpful to keep in mind when dealing with challenging behaviors.
  • 11/9/2015
    Put simply, reading aloud to young children stimulates and strengthens the part of the brain associated with visual imagery, story comprehension, and word meaning. Preschoolers may hear the same words, but, depending on their home experiences, their brains process the information differently!
  • 11/2/2015
    Cooperation is the ability to balance one's needs with someone else's. To develop a cooperative spirit in children, we need to help them understand how our requests and rules are good for everyone.
  • 10/27/2015
    Most children learn to communicate to get a need met or to establish and maintain interaction with a loved adult. Children's communication skills grow by leaps and bounds across the first few years of life.
  • 10/19/2015
    A new study provides evidence that the seeds for success in kindergarten and adulthood are planted years before children first pass through the schoolhouse gate to begin PreK or kindergarten. Early intervention efforts that target the vocabulary skills of very young children are vital to ensuring later academic and life success.
  • 10/12/2015
    Babies doing math? That’s right! The roots of early math skills begin developing from birth through babies’ everyday play and interactions with parents and caregivers. The Let’s Talk About Math video series covers six early math topics.
  • 10/5/2015
    Waiting doesn't have to be synonymous with whining. Try these deceptively simple on-the-go games that sneak in skills your child needs in kindergarten.
  • 9/27/2015
    Learning to read and write are interrelated skills that develop in stages. In fact, children draw and write before they begin to read. Children’s first attempts are scribbles or marks. The end product is not as important as the experience itself.
  • 9/20/2015
    Here are eight things you and the children can do today to encourage laughter in the classroom.
  • 9/14/2015
    The “Policy Statement on Inclusion of Children with Disabilities in Early Childhood Programs,” released jointly by the Departments of Education (ED) and Health and Human Services (HHS) on September 14, 2015, states that all young children with disabilities should have access to inclusive high-quality early childhood programs, where they are provided with individualized and appropriate support in meeting high expectations.
  • 9/13/2015
    When parents read picture books to and with their kids, it impacts both brain activity and vocabulary, as shown by two recent studies. Bedtime reading with young children may mean that they hear more words while their brains practice creating images associated with those words.
  • 9/6/2015
    In a recent literature review and roundtable discussion, four key factors were found to be related to bullying behaviors in young children.
  • 8/30/2015
    Learning how to read and understand food labels can help you make healthier choices for you and your family. Here are some tips for making the most of the information on the Nutrition Facts label.

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