Building a Foundation for Academic Success

Oct 15, 2010 by Logan De Ley

Research shows that extensive reading experience makes better readers.  How much print exposure does a child need to achieve reading fluency and the verbal skills and world knowledge required to succeed in school?

Early Learning Success Leads to a Leg Up in Life

Oct 7, 2010 by Bill Jenkins, Ph.D.
Early learning experiences such as kindergarten and preschool education pay off for kids.  Children who participate in a preschool program are more likely to graduate from high school and college. 

Explore the Power of Play: Attend the Ultimate Block Party in NYC this Sunday, 10/03/10

Sep 30, 2010 by Carrie Gajowski, MA

Explore the power of play at the Ultimate Block Party on 10/03/10 in NYC’s Central Park.  This event is for children of all ages and  emphasizes the importance of play in everyday life.

Building Unstructured Play Into the Structure of Each Day

Aug 20, 2010 by Sherrelle Walker, M.A.
Even with the understanding of the importance of unstructured play for healthy development, we find it challenging--both as parents and educators--to make that time. But we can and we must, so here are a few ideas just to get you started.

What Every Parent Should Know About Their Baby’s Developing Brain (Part 1)

Aug 4, 2010 by Martha Burns, Ph.D
So here you are! In front of you is a newborn, a tiny miracle. What do you do?  Does it matter how you hold it, feed it, talk it, attend to it?  The short answer is “yes”…

Video Interview from Brain Summit in Seoul 2010

Jul 30, 2010 by Bill Jenkins, Ph.D.

I gave two lectures at the "Brain Summit in Seoul 2010" that focused on brain based approaches for learning English.  This interview was conducted by the local Seoul newspaper and posted to their web site as part of their coverage of the Brain Summit.

Video Games: A New Perspective on Learning Content and Skills

Jul 22, 2010 by Sherrelle Walker, M.A.
Today’s digital native students want the interactivity that they experience outside of school—and that includes playing video games for learning. But can they really game their way to new skills?

The Imperative of Cultivating Healthy Adolescent Sleep Habits

Jul 8, 2010 by Bill Jenkins, Ph.D.
When we talk to adolescents, we tend to focus our coaching on coping with the big dangers like drugs, alcohol and sex. But when was the last time you talked to the teen in your life about healthy sleep habits?

Traveling with a Toddler

Jun 8, 2010 by Martha Burns, Ph.D
No matter how hard you try, a trip is a major break in your child’s normal routine.  To avoid a cascading cycle of frustration and irritability, try switching gears...

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