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Traveling with Toddlers: No Risk, No Reward

by Gelsey Brizo Traveling with Toddlers: No Risk, No Reward Have you ever thought about traveling with your child but have been too scared of all the obstacles you might encounter? I’ve heard horror stories from my parents about broken stroller wheels, exploding and spilling milk bottles, not to mention…

Do you want to close the word and opportunity gap?

Start at birth. [caption id="attachment_1625" align="aligncenter" width="1051"] Smart Coos continues their campaign to close the word gap by illustrating two stories of opportunities.[/caption]   A second language is not only helpful for closing the word gap, but it is also beneficial to a child’s mental development as a whole. While,…

Time to Come Together/ Happy Holidays

by: Jessie Mundo Time to Come Together/ Happy Holidays Language and cultures have always brought people together, and this holiday season should not be the exception. Whether they are family, friends or strangers the different traits they all have is what makes coming together for the holidays a memorable adventure.…

Quiz: How Well Do You Know Baby Talk?

by Mirta Desir Most new parents know that early communication is critical for early childhood development. But how early? Mom can only narrate to a four-month-old the cloth-diaper-changing process for so long before she starts wondering, “is this amazing little infant truly processing this?” “Is this really considered ‘communication’?” Well,…

Embracing Dyslexia

by: Jessie Mundo Embracing Dyslexia Your child might have dyslexia, but there’s no reason why dyslexia should have your child. Dyslexia is a learning disorder which, according to studies done by the University of Michigan, affects 70%-80% of people with reading difficulties. Although it might be thought best to focus…

How the United States is Losing the Race in Foreign Language Learning

  by: Gelsey Brizo How the United States is Losing the Race in Foreign Language Learning http://www.jenningswire.com Knowing more than one language increases problem solving skills, adaptability, comprehension skills and has many other cognitive advantages. In addition, knowing more than one language has become increasingly valuable in the job market…