Young Children Are Diagnosed With ADHD-type Symptoms, When Behaviors Are Actually Typical

Young Children Are Diagnosed With ADHD-type Symptoms, When Behaviors Are Actually Typical KJ Dell’Antonia’s May 16 post for Motherlode, the NY Times parenting blog, revealed the fact that “about 15,000 American toddlers 2 or 3 years old, many on Medicaid, are being medicated for attention deficit disorder, according to data presented by an official at […]

Oxford University, England Found a Link Between Some Forms of Childcare and Behavioral Problems

Oxford University, England Found a Link Between Some Forms of Childcare and Behavioral Problems Graeme Paton, Education Editor for the Telegraph, wrote on October 16, 2013 that “academics at Oxford University discovered that exposure to some forms of early education contributed to bad behavior and could be linked to emotional problems.”  As an opening sentence […]

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand plays Chutes and Ladders for early education

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand plays Chutes and Ladders for early education Brigid Schulte wrote on September 19 for the Washington Post about the life-size Chutes and Ladders game set up on the Capitol lawn on Wednesday.  In painting the scene on the lawn, with Sen. Tom Harkin hula hopping and Sen. Kristen Gillibrand sharing a moment […]

Encouraging Precise Vocabulary in Infants and Toddlers

The above video speaks to the importance of modeling precise vocabulary use to an infant or toddler. Since Sam is only 42-months, one would not expect him to use exactly correct, or precise, vocabulary use of objects around him. He has much to learn! However, it is important to build vocabulary daily (as we know […]

Infant-Toddler School Readiness News: U.S. Senate Committee Approves SIgnificant Investments in Early Education and Care

Infant-Toddler School Readiness News: U.S. Senate Committee Approves SIgnificant Investments in Early Education and Care In Alyssa Haywoode’s blog post on Monday for eye on early education, a blog of Strategies for Children, Inc., she tells readers that “the Senate Committee on Appropriations took a stand for the nation’s youngest children by approving a fiscal year […]

Toddler Actions: Ride the Bus

In the video, 42-month old Sam uses the play structures at a park to imagine the sequence of events needed to ride a bus. Although he has never been on a school bus and has only taken a city bus twice in his life, Sam has learned enough about taking a bus through his pretend […]

The Art & Science of Reading Aloud to Children

The Art & Science of Reading Aloud to Children Papa Green Bean’s above-linked blog post is the best compilation of the benefits of reading to infants and toddlers that I have seen in a long while.  As an early childhood development advocate, Papa Green Bean obviously knows that the terribly bland advice so often given […]