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" Learn How to Nurture A Smarter Kid "
Volume #2 Issue #17
ISSN: 0219-7642 June 18, 2004
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Many worry kids won't be able to compete in future.......
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It is an easy-to-follow,
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day is Father's day
USA Today June 14, 2004
.....In some ways, Joe Hirsch represents the small but significant
number of American men who are redefining fatherhood in the 21st
century. Some have given up a day job to care for one or more
children at home....
Toronto Star Jun 12, 2004
Once, kids had lots of unstructured time and freedom for fun and
creativity. Today, their lives are too filled up.
Is your toddler a slow talker?
The Charlotte Observer June 14, 2004
When your 18-month-old speaks fewer than 10 words, your 2-year-old uses no two-word combinations,
or your 3-year-old's speech is unintelligible, should you worry? Is the child merely a slow talker,
or does he or she have a speech or language disorder in need of evaluation and therapy?
linked to birth problems
WebMDHealth June 8, 2004
Autism is linked to problems at birth, new data show. Kids who later develop autism tend to have
more birth complications than normal kids do. The findings come from Emma J. Glasson, PhD,
University of Western Australia, and colleagues.
Experts speak out against notion of letting babies cry
MercuryNews.com June 16, 2004
"The more we know about brain development, the more we know that when a mother is not
responsive, it's linked to (poor) cognitive development and social behavior," Leach says.
"The hazard is of a child with too little conviction that he is really loved, as in
unconditional love. If you don't respond to him when he cries, he comes to distrust the
validity of his own feelings and your willingness to respond to them."
Toddlers who use a computer develop better learning skills than toddlers who do not
Medical News Today Jun 7, 2004
According to researchers in the US, toddlers who use a computer develop better learning
skills than other toddlers who do not use a computer. Researchers studied 122
children, aged 3-5 years. The kids who used a computer three to four times a week
got better scores on a test aimed at gauging school readiness and cognitive development.
heat should not stifle a love of reading
The Katy Times June 15, 2004
Constant mental inactivity can cause children to forget much of the knowledge
acquired during the previous nine months according to Librarian Charity Jones of
the Harris County Library Maud Marks branch. On the other hand, she said consistent
reading broadens their linguistic ability...
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