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Thursday, December 25, 2014

Keeping Kids Fit: Make fitness fun for the whole family

Miami Herald – SARAH E. MESSIAH

“The season of beautiful weather is upon South Florida, and that’s a perfect time to get our children outside and moving. Introduce them to the wealth of fitness resources right in our backyard, including miles of beautiful beaches, waterways and hundreds of acres of parks. Being physically active from early childhood can build a lifetime of healthy habits. Research of children of all ages shows that not only does regular exercise and activity increase physical and cardiovascular health, it can improve sleep; reduce stress, depression and anxiety; increase attention, learning and school performance; and minimize illness, all while maintaining a healthy weight.”(more)

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Adverse childhood experiences impact child health, school outcomes

News Medical – Staff Writer

“Nearly half of all children in the United States are exposed to at least one social or family experience that can lead to traumatic stress and impact their healthy development – be it having their parents divorce, a parent die or living with someone who abuses alcohol or drugs – increasing the risk of negative long-term health consequences or of falling behind in school, suggests new research led by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.”(more)

Monday, December 8, 2014

Kids’ Drawings Speak Volumes About Home

NPR – Will Huntsberry

“When children reach 6 years old, their drawings matter. Not because of those purple unicorns or pinstripe dragons but because of how kids sketch themselves and the very real people in their lives.”(more)

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Touchscreen technology is good for kids? Don’t believe the hype

The Guardian – Eliane Glaser

“Children are much more likely to enjoy stories in books than stories on a screen. Children are 34 times more likely to read storybooks daily than stories on tablets daily. Children are four times more likely to read stories in a book for more than 30 minutes. Children are more likely to read stories on tablets on their own, losing out on the huge benefits of reading with a parent.”(more)

World Schooling: When Children Study Abroad

The Huffington Post – Cliff Hsia

“Do you want to provide a culturally immersive experience for your kids while traveling abroad? We’ve found the best way to do this is to place your kids into a local school immediately upon arrival, something we like to call world schooling. Here are some of the things we’ve learned about our version of world schooling:.”(more)

Oregon campaign calls for parents to use everyday activities to help children learn to read

Oregon Live – Laura Frazier

“Oregon Chief Education Officer Nancy Golden stopped by Reynolds Middle School Tuesday to kick off the state’s stORytime literacy campaign, which aims to encourage families to play an active role in helping their child with reading skills.”(more)

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

The Language of Life: Five ways to reignite your child’s language learning

The State – Angela Jackson

“I have had several mothers ask how to keep their children interested in the target language they are learning once the novelty wears off and they are just digging in their heels, refusing to speak in the second language. I reassure moms that this resistance is part of the language-learning journey. A language is not learned overnight: it takes years to develop a high proficiency. If I use myself as an example, high proficiency has become a life-long pursuit.”(more)

Monday, October 27, 2014

High Quality Early Childhood Education Primes Children For Family Income Decline

Medical Daily – Shweta Iyer

“There has been an established relationship between the financial status and the development of children in a family. While it is known that a sudden drop in income adversely impacts children’s behavior, a new study shows that those receiving high quality early childhood education and care centers are better buffered to handle such circumstances than those who did not get such education.” (more)

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Scary stuff: Halloween hazards are not just for kids

USA Today – Kim Painter

“Halloween is supposed to be a little scary. But if you are worrying about your kids receiving poisoned candy from strangers — something never actually documented in the USA — you probably are worrying about the wrong thing.” (more)

Saturday, October 25, 2014

These Are The States Where Kids Have The Best Opportunities In Education

The Huffington Post – Staff Writer

“While more students are graduating from high school and college, the number of young students enrolled in preschool in recent years has stagnated.” (more)