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News on Early Learning from around the Web

News on Early Learning from around the Web

  • 5/23/2016
    The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recently launched this interactive online tool for parents of children ages 5 and under to use when they are concerned about their child's motor development. Remember, all children develop in different ways. If you’re worried your child might have a developmental delay, you can talk to your child’s pediatrician.
  • 5/16/2016
    Have you ever witnessed a child’s bad mood disintegrate with a splash in the bath? Or maybe you’ve seen intense concentration in a child’s face when sifting dry rice or sand through his fingers? As babies grow, their awareness becomes heightened, signifying developmental maturity as the child begins to make sense of the world.
  • 5/9/2016
    It’s pretty safe to say that adults start talking to, and with, young children from the day they are born, and sometimes earlier. Here are some questions and tips that will help you understand what young children should be doing and learning—and how you can support his development.
  • 5/2/2016
    May is National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month. This article presents the three main ways to test for food allergies and defines some of the common terms you may encounter when reading about or discussing food allergies.
  • 4/25/2016
    What would happen if the United States established a universal, high-quality PreK program for all 4-year-olds? In a new report commissioned by the Center for American Progress, researchers at the National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER) seek to discern the effects that a high-quality nationwide PreK program for 4-year-olds would have on the country’s youngest learners.
  • 4/18/2016
    A new study shows that several factors may play a role in the ease or difficulty that mothers and their young children experience during the emotional transition from home to child care. Managing transitions well helps a child feel more secure and therefore more willing to experience new things.
  • 4/11/2016
    Every year, 5 million children enter kindergarten armed with one word: “Why?” They continuously ask questions in what seems like an unending loop. On the other side, parents, caretakers, and teachers do their best to come up with answers to manage this kiddie-inquisition. This process is important for children. Their brains are busily creating pathways. They are trying to understand how things work. They are learning—and learning how to learn.
  • 4/4/2016
    When you design early literacy environments that meet the needs of children with disabilities, all children benefit. Here are some simple ways to ensure literacy-rich preschool classrooms where books and print are accessible to every student.
  • 3/28/2016
    Having a predictable nighttime routine will help them understand and learn to expect what comes next. Additionally, routines may ease the stress that some families experience at nighttime.
  • 3/21/2016
    One of the most important jobs you have as a parent is keeping your child safe when riding in a vehicle. Each year, thousands of young children are killed or injured in car crashes. Proper use of car seats helps keep children safe. The type of seat your child needs depends on several things, including your child's age and size and the type of vehicle you have. Read on for more information from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) about choosing the most appropriate car seat for your child.
  • 3/18/2016
    Early CHOICES is sponsoring a webinar for families of preschool children with IEPs. The webinar will include a panel of parents who will speak to their experiences of having an inclusive delivery of IEP services at age 3 and beyond.
  • 3/14/2016
    You’ve likely heard of the “word gap” where by the age of 3, there is a 30 million gap in the vocabularies of children from the wealthiest and poorest families. You have also likely heard how a child’s vocabulary predicts later success. Preschoolers who are at risk need more than “everyday talk” to address the word gap. They need explicit vocabulary instruction, too.
  • 3/7/2016
    Are you looking for conference-quality training without leaving your home, classroom, or office? Early Childhood Investigations offers free webinars to early childhood educators. The series is produced by Engagement Strategies and is presented by leading authors, experts, and leaders. Past webinars are archived for later viewing.
  • 2/29/2016
    A federal study suggests the childhood “asthma epidemic” may be levelling off or even declining after years of steady increases, but not among poor children.
  • 2/22/2016
    We all know that eating fruits and vegetables is important. But how do you get kids to eat more of these foods? The following tips might help.
  • 2/15/2016
    Thanks to an explosion in research on infancy in the last 30 years, we now know that babies and toddlers have deep feelings. When you help your children understand their feelings, they are better equipped to manage them effectively.
  • 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).

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