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  • It’s Time for Play

    This may seem old-fashioned, but there are skills to be learned when kids aren’t told what to do,” said Dr. Michael Yogman, a Harvard Medical School pediatrician who led the drafting of the call to arms. Whether it’s rough-and-tumble physical play, outdoor play or social or pretend play, kids derive important lessons from the chance to make things up as they go, he said.

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  • Six Things to do When Reading with Your Child

    There is magic in stories. We all remember hearing them as children, and we loved them. Imaginary adventures set in faraway places. Tales about how the dishwasher isn’t working. It doesn’t matter! Whether made up by parents or read from books, kids love to hear stories.

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  • iPad Generations not Ready to Write

    Kindergarten and early primary teachers have aired their concerns that the rise of touchscreen devices means more children are starting school not ready to learn handwriting.

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  • 14 Questions to Ask at Your 3-Way Conference/Parent-Teacher Interview

    Knowing that you have to go to your child’s school for a parent-teacher conference may make you feel nervous, intimidated or frustrated. You can print this list of questions by clicking the view or download link below. Bring it with you, and you’ll be likely to leave your meeting with the information you need to further your child’s school experience.

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  • Nothing Short of Remarkable- Talking to Your Toddler Helps Them 10 Years down the Track!

    Attention exhausted parents: The next time your toddler starts making strange noises or babbling about Paw Patrol, try to strike up a conversation — it could make a big difference later, researchers say.

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  • Glue Ear – What is it?

    Many kids get ear infections, which can cause earache and temporary hearing loss. But when these infections happen repeatedly, or if your child has ongoing hearing problems, it might be because of glue ear (also known as ‘otitis media with effusion’)

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  • What to Expect in an Autism Evaluation

    With the incidence of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) on the rise (the CDC has recently said 1 in 59 children have autism: 1 in 37 boys, and 1 in 151 girls), awareness of ASD is also increasing, which of course will increase the amount of children being referred for assessments.

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  • The Great Library Series that can Change a Non-reader into a Reader

    No parent likes to hear that their child hates to read. That is especially painful when you work in book publishing. When all of my son’s friends were binge-reading Percy Jackson and Harry Potter, he wanted nothing to do with it. I brought home book after book in the hope that something would pique his interest and nothing ever did. I would quiz other parents to see what their kids were reading and order those books. They sat in the living room completely untouched.

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  • Top 5 Education Myths

    Education is a race and the sooner our children begin that race, the sooner they’ll cross the finish line of success, right? It makes sense in the ‘adult world’. After all, I know the best way for me to improve on just about any skill is to practice it.

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  • How to be Angry at Your Kids

    Pretty much all of us aspire to be ‘good parents’. We put a great deal of pressure on ourselves to be perfect that can lead to frustration, distress, and anger – and that can make it all the harder for parents to admit to the anger they sometimes feel.

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