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Holiday Resources for Needy Families

In 2016 there were 40.6 million people in poverty, and 15 million of those people were children. Most of these children have parents who work, but low wages and unstable employment leave their families struggling to make ends meet throughout the year, and especially during the holiday season. Thankfully, there are many government and non-profit […]

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Active Exploration Promotes Child Development

This is the fourth blog in a series titled, “The Core Concepts of Development.” Click here for part 1, click here for part 2, and click here for part 3. Children are motivated to learn about themselves, others, and the world in which they live (Wittmer & Petersen 2010). Have you ever watched a newborn […]

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Gifts for the Mind

The best gifts are those that give knowledge and experiences. Extracurricular activities such as dance, or a special science program are educational experiences that can benefit children intellectually and developmentally. For example, “Studies have shown that dancing can improve memory and everyday performance, in addition to reducing dementia risk over the long-term,” according to Dr. […]

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Super Babies

Television, videos, computer games,  and tablets can offer all sorts of stimulating activities for our children.  When these products first hit the market, I was thrilled.  The activities were fun and educational.  It wasn’t like I was plopping my toddler in front of the television to watch some mindless drivel.  But I quickly realized that […]

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