Tech neck--have you heard about it? I think you'll find the following guest post by Dr Sharonrose Samelak as informative as I did. There are aspects of screen time and its effects on children that I don't think many parents are aware of and will be grateful to know about! The next time you are out to dinner, riding the bus, or in the waiting room at your doctor’s office, take a look around. Most of the people around you are spending quality time with their best friend: their smartphone or … [Read more...]
About Those Educational Toys and Learning Apps
Are you a new parent? Well, if so, you might still be overwhelmed at times and sleep deprived all the time. Another universal parent emotion is wanting the best for your child. As a parent, you want the best for your child--to provide your child with the latest and greatest if that's what it takes. The drive to do everything in your power to insure that child of yours has what they need to succeed is strong…and you know who else knows that? Marketers. DATA Even before Facebook allowed the … [Read more...]
Keep Talking, I Want to READ!
Neil Gaiman, one of my favorite authors, said: "Books make great gifts because they have whole worlds inside of them." If books make great gifts, then certainly the gift of reading is priceless! Children begin the process of learning to read long before they actually read. Laying the Foundation to Read Talking, or more formally oral language, is critically important for future reading skills. Immerse children in language by engaging with them: in everyday speech, reading aloud, singing, … [Read more...]