Help Your Child Thrive

A science-based early development resource

June 22, 2018

This article summarizes major developmental milestones that all parents should track. Delayed developmental milestones can be early symptoms of developmental or other disorders. Early diagnosis and intervention helps improve the prognosis and outcome.

Author: Dharam Goel, MD and Myrto Frangos, MD
Source: Inceptive Education 
Estimated time to read: 02:35

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June 21, 2018

Two studies (Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences and Developmental Science) conducted at McMaster University and a study conducted at Cambridge University suggest that teaching little kids to make music with others can reduce their distress, enhance the brain development and boost empathy.

Author: Maia Szalavitz
Source: Time Healthland
Estimated time to read: 04:11

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June 20, 2018

Tongue-tie is very common, congenital but treatable condition that restricts the tongue’s range of motion. It can affect how a child eats and speaks, and can interfere with breastfeeding. Learn more about tongue ties including treatment options.

Author: Norma Ritter, IBCLC, RLC
Source: Breastfeeding USA
Estimated time to read: 11:00

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June 19, 2018

Learn about how to help your preschooler learn simple math concepts through various games and activities, and by partnering with her preschool teacher to create appropriate learning experiences through out the day.

Author: Kristin Stanberry
Source: GetReadytoRead.org
Estimated time to read: 07:35

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June 17, 2018

A psychologist offers six tips to help dads be the fathers they want to be.

Author: Jeffrey Cookston
Source: The Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley
Estimated time to read: 09:30

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June 15, 2018

David Howd brings the magic of stories to preschools. His experience as a children’s librarian has shaped a story-time that children find to be engaging and positive.

Learn more about David and join us tomorrow with your little ones at 11am as he reads, sings and enacts stories! 

Author: David Howd
Source: Inceptive Community Forum
Estimated time to read: 02:08

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June 14, 2018

Infants begin to learn words and what they mean well before they begin talking. They understand that the meanings of some words like car and stroller are more similar than others like car and juice.

This study reaffirms the importance of early parent-child interactions and treating your baby like a real conversational partner.

Author: Kara Manke
Source: Duke TODAY 
Estimated time to read: 04:00

June 13, 2018

In this short clip Lila Kertz, an allergy nurse practitioner at St. Louis Children’s Hospital, talks about seasonal allergies in babies. 

Author: Lila Kertz
Source: ChildrensMD
Time to watch: 01:08

June 12, 2018

Check out Publishers Weekly‘s (the magazine of the book publishing industry), picks for the picture books to read this summer. 

Author: Publishers Weekly 
Source: Publishers Weekly
Estimated time to read: 02:15

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A child’s brain develops rapidly from birth to age three, producing more than a million neural connections each second. Genes determine when these connections are formed, but how these connections are formed is shaped by the environments and experiences a baby is exposed to. As primary caretakers and first teachers, parents are in a unique position to support their child’s development.

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