Language matters

Deccan Herald – Neha Harve “It is becoming more important to know a second (or even a third and fourth) language to strengthen the connect with people all over the world…Learning a particular language can help facilitate deeper interaction with that...

Summer Learning Made Fun

Gnomes National News Service – Vickie Rocco “Summer is a time to have fun and enjoy the outdoors. While this change of pace should give families the opportunity to rest and relax, parents often worry that their young children will forget what they’ve...

Why we need to separate kids from tech — now

San Jose Mercury News – Martha Ross “It doesn’t seem that long ago that many parents felt guilty for using even the highly acclaimed “Sesame Street” to baby-sit their kids while they cooked dinner. But a not-so-funny thing happened on our...

Playtime at the pool may boost youngsters’ bodies and brains

Science News – ASHLEY YEAGER “My niece, Baby D, loves the water…But she probably won’t remember her first trips to the pool — she was only a few months old when her mom first took her swimming. Part of my sister’s reasoning for such an early start...

When It Comes To Education, VH1 Wants To Turn STEM Into STEAM

Vibe – Richy Rosario “VH1 wants to add an “a” for art to the STEM education curriculum. The network’s Save the Music Foundation hosted a town hall assembly to discuss how pivotal STEAM (science, technology, engineering, the arts and mathematics) Education...

Microsoft Study: Human Attention Spans Shrinking, Less Than Goldfish

Education News – POLYMNIA HADJIPANAYIOTOU “A Microsoft study of 2,000 participants revealed that pocket-sized devices and digital content omnipresence has compromised people’s attention span, which is now estimated to be less than nine seconds – that is,...