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Monkey Bars And Kickball Might Be Good For The Brain

In the last twenty years, most schools in the US have been cutting recess time to make room for tests and test prep.

As recent studies show, this practice is not good for kids’ physical, mental or emotional well-being.

Recently, a report was released by the “American Academy of Pediatrics suggesting that kids with . . . → Read More: Monkey Bars And Kickball Might Be Good For The Brain

Bringing Out the Chef in Children

Jane Brody of The New York Times recently wrote a delightful article about Lynn Fredericks, the creator of FamilyCook Productions, who teaches parents (and society in general) on ways to open up the wonderful world of healthy food and gracious dining for children.

“The food industry keeps telling parents to go out to eat . . . → Read More: Bringing Out the Chef in Children

Ban Crib Bumpers Because of Rising Deaths, Researchers Say

Research finds that from 2006 to 2012 infant deaths linked to crib bumpers have tripled in the United States compared with similar time periods over the last twenty five years.

“The risk for suffocation is real. The benefits are not,” said Dr. Bradley Thach, a professor emeritus of pediatrics with Washington University School of Medicine . . . → Read More: Ban Crib Bumpers Because of Rising Deaths, Researchers Say

Traditional Toys May Beat Gadgets in Language Development

A recent study published in JAMA Pediatrics found that electronic toys advertised as language learning boosters, are not as effective in child’s language development as more traditional toys.

This could be because parents themselves are less likely to speak and interact with their babies but allow the machines to do most of the speaking.

So, . . . → Read More: Traditional Toys May Beat Gadgets in Language Development