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Every parent wants the best for their child, but most of them aren’t experts and rely on their family, friends and (increasingly) the web for advice. Some of this advice, especially online, is irrelevant, biased or simply incorrect; and parents who are already strapped for time, find it challenging to access reliable, trustworthy resources.

Inceptive aims to solves this issue by curating authentic data from the web, so you don’t have too! 

December 10, 2018

The Berkeley Parents Network (BPN) just published the results from their nanny survey. More than 350 Bay Area parents participated in this survey that covered many topics including pay rates, benefits and duties.

BPN is a nonprofit online forum for parents who live in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Author: Berkeley Parents Network (BPN)
Source: Berkeley Parents Network (BPN)
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December 3, 2018

The Wirecutter team spent hundreds of hours testing everything from STEM toys to scooters to slime to find the best stuff to inspire the brains and exercise the bodies of little kids. Their recommendations are made through vigorous reporting, interviewing, and testing by teams of veteran journalists, scientists, and researchers.

Please note that Wirecutter is reader-supported. When you buy through links on their site, they may earn an affiliate commission.

Author: Wirecutter
Source: Wirecutter
Estimated time to read: N/A

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November 26, 2018

While breastfeeding is the recommended approach to infant feeding, some mothers may not be able to breastfeed. Learn about a few things that parents using formula can do to promote optimal growth for their baby. 

Author: Rachel Laws, Elizabeth Denney-Wilson, Jessica Appleton and Karen Campbell
Source: The Conversation 
Estimated time to read: 04:26

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November 19, 2018

Last week W.A.T.C.H. released its nominees for the “10 Worst Toys of 2018”. This year’s toy report addresses the types of toy hazards available online and in retail stores so parents know what deadly traps to avoid when buying toys.

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November 12, 2018

Each year a committee of the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) identifies the best of the best in children’s books.

According to the Notables Criteria, “notable” is defined as: worthy of note or notice, important, distinguished, outstanding. As applied to children’s books, notable is thought to include books of especially commendable quality, books that exhibit venturesome creativity, and books of fiction, information, poetry and pictures for all age levels (birth through age 14) that reflect and encourage children’s interests in exemplary ways.

November 5, 2018

This training module from The Institute for Learning & Brain Sciences (I-LABS) at the University of Washington, provides a science-based background of how the bond between infants and caregivers develops and why it is important.

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November 2, 2018

In this interview, Dr. Stevanne Auerbach, PhD, talks about the value of toys and what to think about before selecting a toy for your child.

Dr. Auerbach is known as Dr. Toy and is a former teacher and administrator with the federal government and was founder/director of the San Francisco International Toy Museum.

Tags: play toys

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November 1, 2018

Heather Miller, a director with an education firm LePage-Miller, surveyed best practices in child development and operationalized them in a two-hour school night routine, she calls “prime-time parenting”. It starts at 6 or 6:30 p.m. and ends about two hours later, with a goal of ensuring that children ages 5 to 13 get to bed no later than 9 p.m.

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October 31, 2018

How we read to preschoolers is as important as how frequently we read to them. Children learn most from books when they are actively involved. One technique that encourages children to participate is called dialogic reading.

Dialogic reading is an interactive technique developed at the Stony Brook Reading and Language Project and is based on the extensive research of Grover J. Whitehurst, Ph.D

Author: Grover J. (Russ) Whitehurst
Source: Reading Rockets (article) and GetReadytoRead.org (video)
Estimated time to read: 06:00
Time to watch: 00:57

October 30, 2018

A new study published in the Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics, found that most downloaded apps for children ages 5 and younger contain at least one type of advertising. The researchers concluded many of apps seemed to violate F.T.C. rules around unfair and deceptive advertising.

Author: Nellie Bowles
Source: The New York Times
Estimated time to read: 06:05

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