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The Science Behind Early Childhood Development

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Oct 2016<p>Communication has become easier these days. In the presence of social networking sites, you are never far away from your near and dear ones. …

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Great Books to Read to Infants and Toddlers

Many families are familiar with classic books like <i>Goodnight Moon</i> and read them over and over with their very youngest children. Here are some more …

Teaching toddlers to pay attention is the key to academic success

The secret to raising an academic child is not to coach toddlers in maths or play them classical music, but to teach them to pay attention, research by child development experts suggests.<p>Toddlers who are better at concentrating, taking directions and persisting with a game even after hitting …

Toddler Development | What to Expect

Preschool Problems - and How to Solve Them

Maybe your little one ran off to join the group on the first day of preschool and never looked back. (Lucky you — that was easy!) Or maybe, and this …

Decoding Toddler Behavior

When did your sweet little baby become so bubbly — and baffling? Your tot may be small, but his personality and emotions are larger than life — and …

Toddler Speech Development: Some Babble Sounds Might Be Stand-Ins For Grammatical Words

By: Megan Gannon, News Editor<p>Published: 06/18/2013 08:32 AM EDT on LiveScience<p>The little sounds and puffs of air that toddlers often inject into their baby babble may actually be subtle stand-ins for grammatical words, new research suggests.<p>For their study, Cristina Dye, a Newcastle University …

Reading Tips for Parents of Toddlers

These tips for parents of toddlers are also available as a one-page handout to download and print.<p>Our reading tip sheets,<br>for parents of children<br>in …

Everyday Steps to Reading and Writing

Did you know that children begin their path to reading as babies when they hear and respond to the sound of a human voice? Literacy—the ability to …

Responsive interactions key to toddlers' ability to learn language

Responsive interactions are the key to toddlers' ability to learn language, according to a new study. Researchers studied 36 two-year-olds, who …

The increasingly rare sight in UK's green spaces – children playing

Plastered in mud and with a broad grin, three-year-old Bobby Roberts seemed intent on disproving a report published on Friday by the National Trust which warns action is not being taken to reverse the trend of Britain's children playing less outdoors and in wild places.<p>Romping through daffodils …

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Oh, So That's What Goes Into A McDonald's Chicken McNugget

A fried, battered coating can hide a multitude of sins. (Everything tastes yummy when deep-fried, amiright?) So it's not surprising, really, that allegations of "mystery meat" have dogged McDonald's famous chicken McNuggets on and off for years.<p>Now, the company is taking a viral approach to …

6 Healthy (Mess-Free) Homemade Snacks to Pack When Traveling

Bring some of these delicious, good-for-you treats with you and you'll have no trouble bypassing the junk food at rest stops and airports.<p>The Salted …

Peanut Butter and Honey Banana Pops

If you have bananas in your kitchen right now, you should seriously consider making a batch of these Peanut Butter and Honey Banana Pops right now. …

5 Healthy School Lunch Ideas

I did this post yesterday on 20 non-sandwich lunch ideas – and that was so popular – that I decided to continue with the school lunch series. Today, …

5 Great Yoga Poses for Active Kids

<i>By Elizabeth Eilers Sullivan</i><p>As I wrote about in my last post, yoga can help kids develop flexibility, strength, agility, balance, and body awareness. When teaching little yogis, it’s important not to worry too much about proper poses or "doing it right.” It’s more about exposing them to basic forms …

Understanding and Preventing SIDS

BP cheers investors with $10bn asset sale and dividend hike

BP has announced it will sell $10bn (£6bn) of assets in the next two years to fund returns to shareholders, as it continues to shrink in the wake of 2010's disastrous Gulf blowout.<p>The oil company has already sold $38bn of assets to pay for the damage caused by the accident at the Macondo well in …