Slow, repetitious music helps your child’s brain development!

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Many top educational researchers recommend integrating music into phonological awareness instruction. These researchers recommend songs, and specifically rhyming songs, as an effective mechanism for building phonemic awareness with children in early childhood classrooms (Adams, Foorman, Lundberg & Beele. Building an understanding of the sounds within words must begin with an ability to discriminate similarities and differences in sounds. Not surprisingly, … Read More

The Sooner The Better

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The Sooner The Better Early Childhood Education, A Key To Life-Long Success Thomas Ehrlich and Ernestine Fu ContributorBarbara Milne “The sooner the better” is the perfect tag line for early childhood education. There is no magic bullet to ensure a lifetime of self-fulfillment in personal and career terms. But rigorous research shows that high-quality early childhood education is an extraordinarily … Read More

A Key to Helping Your Child Succeed in School

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Through all my years of teaching, I would always have one or two children who stood out abovethe rest. They were more attentive, always raised their hands with information to add to our class lessons and did well with their work. The key difference was the degree of involvement their parents had in their education. In the early years, one … Read More

The #1 Way to Get Your Children to Respect your Words

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The #1 Way to Get Your Children to Respect your Words Even when children are very young, they can learn that what you say is important! So how do you give power to your words? First: Speak with a calm and pleasant voice. If you’re telling your child to stop something fun, be sure to give advanced notice. For example: … Read More

What Every Good Parent Should Know

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Is your child’s future determined at birth because of the genes passed down from mom and dad? Not when you realize that babies are born with only 100,000 genes compared to 100 billion neurons or brain cells!! The more those brain cells are connected, the smarter your child can become.That means that every minute you spend enriching your child’s environment … Read More