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Parenting Guide: Reading And Playing With Children Is Pivotal To Early Development

As parents, we are our children’s first educators. While such things as motor skills are instinctual for young learners, the approach to  speech and literacy is a parent-led experience. The more moms and dads speak and read to their children, the more successful they will be later in life. A recent study, “Reading Aloud, Play and Social-Emotional Development,” published in the journal Pediatrics, found […]

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How Much Risk Is Good For Kids? Parents Make The Case For More Adventurous Childhoods

This article is a written review of why parents think kids should play more outdoors these days. Jason Akel paced outside a junkyard on Governors Island in New York Harbor, where his son and daughter were among dozens of children gleefully dashing around with saws, hammers and nails. “Hey, Ty, don’t destroy the structure,” Akel called over a fence as […]

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