Trying to Close a Word Gap, Word by Word

Trying to Close a Word Gap, Word by Word The NY Times article, written by Motoko Rich on March 25, 2014, spotlights, once again, the importance of talking to babies and toddlers. By way of the LENA device, a tiny recording device worn by a child that distinguishes between words overheard from TV or other […]

Catching Up With France on Day Care

Catching Up With France on Day Care The following excerpt is taken from Pamela Druckerman’s NY Times article published on August 31, 2013.  Druckerman is a journalist and the author of “Bringing Up Bébé: One American Mother Discovers the Wisdom of French Parenting.”  She begins her article writing about her decision to place her infant in the French […]

Lifelines for Poor Children (James Heckman Does it Again!)

Lifelines for Poor Children (James Heckman Does it Again!) It’s hard to believe it’s been nearly two weeks since I blogged.  The start of the school year for my own 5 kids has been a bumpier transition than I expected.  Increasing my weekly speech therapy caseload by 10 hours has tightened the belt on my […]

Baby College: The importance of stimulating a child’s brain early on

Baby College: The importance of stimulating a child’s brain early on The above link takes readers to a transcript of an episode of This American Life (TAL), an NPR show from WBEZ Chicago and distributed by Public Radio International.  The episode is called “Going Big.”  I will note, as the producers do at the top […]

Expanding Pre-K Education: How Philanthropy Could Do the Job BEtter than Obama

Expanding Pre-K Education: How Philanthropy Could Do the Job BEtter than Obama Howard Husock, for Forbes magazine, reminds readers about the hot topic lately:  early learning.  He summarizes President Obama’s proposal in his State of the Union address to provide universal pre-kindergarten and the costs and repercussions of the program.  He also directs readers to […]