Help Your Child Thrive

A science-based early development resource

May 23, 2018

A 2015 research study from Johns Hopkins University shows that babies have innate knowledge about the world, and when their expectations are defied, they learn best. 

Author: Meagan Phelan & Natasha D. Pinol
Source: The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) 
Estimated time to read: 04:10
Time to watch: 01:52

May 22, 2018

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) advises parents against sharing bed with their baby. However, a closer look at research and an independent analysis from statisticians reveals a different picture. 

Author: Michaeleen Doucleff
Source: NPR
Estimated time to read: 14:22
Time to listen: 06:42



study conducted by Jessica Phillips-Silver and Laurel Trainor at McMaster University in Canada found that simultaneous experience of listening and moving to a rhythm influences infant’s sensory development. 

Author: Daily News, McMaster University
Source: McMaster University
Estimated time to read: 02:22

May 18, 2018

Inceptive* interviewed Playfully, an app that offers developmentally appropriate play ideas for parents of children aged 0-3. Playfully is offering the Inceptive community an extended free trial of the app! 

Author: Playfully
Source: Inceptive Community Forum
Estimated time to read: 05:25

*Note: The goal of this interview is only to inform parents about cutting-edge science-based apps and products. Inceptive does not endorse or recommend any commercial products, processes, or services. The views expressed in the interview are those of the authors and do not represent the opinion of Inceptive.

May 17, 2018

In this article Deborah Stipek, professor and the former dean of Stanford’s Graduate School of Education, shares tips for parents visiting a preschool they’re considering for their child.

Author: Lillian Mongeau
Source: EdSource
Estimated time to read: 11:00

May 16, 2018

In this article, Maria Russo, the NY Times children’s books editor of the Book Review, recommends new picture books for little kids.

Author: Maria Russo
Source: The New York Times
Estimated time to read: 04:00

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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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