Are Baby Educational Videos and Apps Really Making Your Child Smarter?
Are Baby Educational Videos and Apps Really Making Your Child Smarter?

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  • Multiple studies show educational media directed at babies and toddlers doesn’t work.
  • The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends children under the age of two get as little screen time as possible.
  • The best way to help small children learn is by interacting face-to-face with them.
Do this one thing for a smarter child
Do this one thing for a smarter child
  • Reading from infancy offers benefits that toys and games do not.
  • Parents should read aloud to their children every day.
  • Choose books that are age appropriate, we provide a list to help you get started.
Reading over the summer
Reading over the summer

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  • Some readers are late bloomers, but there is a lot that parents can do to help awaken a love of reading.
  • Put away the electronic devices and use time in the car or while waiting for reading.
  • Letting your children pick out what they want to read at the library increases the chances that they will read it.
  • Find books at your child's reading level.
The “5 Rs” of early education
The “5 Rs” of early education

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  • Reading, rhyming, routines, rewards, and relationships help young children develop the social, language, and emotional skills needed for healthy brain development.
  • The first 1,000 days of life are particularly important because it provides the foundation for future development.
AAP Encourages Parents To Read To Their Children From Infancy
AAP Encourages Parents To Read To Their Children From Infancy

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  • New guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) encourages pediatricians to advise parents on the importance of reading to their children.
  • Studies show that reading together is vital to fostering healthy brain development and helps prepare children for later academic and career success.
  • Books help create a nurturing parent-child relationship where children can develop important cognitive, language, and social-emotional skills.
Three Ways to Boost Your Child’s IQ
Three Ways to Boost Your Child’s IQ

Article at a Glance Preschool, interactive reading, and fish oil can help boost your child’s IQ. This new report gives a comprehensive look at related studies on boosting intelligence. You can help your children by increasing fatty acids in their diet, actively engaging your children while reading, and enrolling them in a high-quality preschool program. … Continue reading “Three Ways to Boost Your Child’s IQ”

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