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This Song by Imogen Heap Is Scientifically Designed to Make Your Baby Smile

There’s a lot of bubbly, cheery music geared toward babies out there, but this melody was composed using the power of science.<p>The song, written and …

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Saving Babies' Lives by Carrying Them Like Kangaroos

Skin-to-skin contact sustains premature babies where incubators are limited. It may even be the best form of neonatal care, period.<p>Carmela Torres was 18 when she became pregnant for the first time. It was 1987 and she and her now-husband, Pablo Hernandez, were two idealistic young Colombians born …

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This song was scientifically designed to make babies happy

Plenty of research has looked at adults’ emotional responses to music. But research with babies is more piecemeal and eclectic, perhaps reflecting the difficulty of asking them what they like. Researchers know that babies can hear and remember music even while they are still in the womb. And one …

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A Jazzy Day - Music Education Book for Kids

Does your child know what a tenor saxophone looks like or what bass sounds like? Expose them to A Jazzy Day - Music Education Book for Kids and they …

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This single image sums up basically everything about cuts in music education

The 13th Chair has come up with the perfect reasoning when it comes to funding cuts for music education.

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Music Education: It's a Win-Win-Win

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The Importance of Music

<i>"Some people think music education is a privilege, but I think it's essential to being human."</i><p><i>-Jewel - singer, songwriter and instrumentalist</i><p>In 2008, …

This Ad’s Hilarious View of Motherhood Comes From the Makers of Squatty Potty’s Pooping Unicorn

Don't pity the matriarch of this chaotic household, even though her kids are jumping off the roof, shooting arrows through the living room and …

How Much Do Parents Matter?

“Parents in every culture at a given moment think they’re doing the optimal thing for their kids.”<p>In 1930, the American anthropologist Margaret Mead published a study of how people in Papua New Guinea raised their children. The world is one giant laboratory and human development one grand …

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A British headmaster’s back-to-school letter to teachers is also brilliant parenting advice

The internet is awash in advice on how to make the school year ahead better for students and parents.<p>One teacher banned homework, to the delight of kids. An anonymous headmaster wrote a missive to parents, reminding them that they play a critical role in shaping their children’s attitudes toward …

SEL Weekly Update

I’ve recently begun this weekly post where I’ll be sharing resources I’m adding to The Best Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Resources or other …

A Teacher’s Mindfulness- Mindfulness To Do List

My school year started last week with two days of teacher training. There were many things on the agenda as you would expect.<p>At the beginning of the …

Why It's So Hard to Ignore a Baby's Cry, According to Science

Have you ever been sat on a flight with a crying baby in your vicinity, wondering more and more with each successive wail how much longer you can …

Gut health, mental wellbeing and immunity linked to outdoor play

A disconnection from nature can affect everything in a child from gut health and immunity, to mental health and even the way they think, recent …

14 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Started Breastfeeding

A little over two years ago, I set out to breastfeed my first born. I couldn't ask my mother for advice because when my mom had me, breastfeeding was</i> …

Talking And Listening To Children

All of my work centers around communication – whether it be coaching clients, consulting businesses or teaching parents. I firmly believe that great …

Exhausted Toddler Fell Asleep In Ryanair Plane Aisle After Two Hours 'Helping' Flight Assistants

'He was even shouting ‘teas and coffees’ to passengers.'<p>The moment an exhausted toddler, who spent two hours marching up and down a plane “helping” …

6 Independence-Building Montessori Activities For Toddlers

Whether or not your toddler attends preschool, there are plenty of skill-building activities you can put together at home. Super simple, …

For The Mom Just Hanging On

We don't have to win at motherhood. We just have to show up.<p>I'm sitting here today, nearly delirious after a few weeks of single parenting, sleep deprivation toddler torture, packing up a house and binge eating tortilla chips and I'm writing words down to remind myself of a powerful truth:<p><b>We don't</b> …

Gorgeous Photo Shows All Moms Should Be Celebrated, No Matter How They Feed

This photographer wants to remind the world that "fed is best."<p>Las Vegas photographer Abbie Fox wants to remind the world that when it comes to the bottle vs. breastfeeding debate, there’s an underlying message to keep in mind: “Fed is best.”<p>Fox gathered a group of 21 moms to feed their babies …

Study: Music Education Aids Cognitive Development

Studying music seems to have helped accelerate the cognitive development, and particularly the auditory- and speech and language-processing …

'Part of your world': Dads sing like Disney princess in sweet video

It doesn't matter where a dad lives or what he does for a living — sing a few bars of an iconic Disney song like "Part of your World" from "The Little Mermaid," and chances are, he'll be able to join right in.<p>In an adorable video that shows dads from all walks of life singing Princess Ariel's …