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June 23rd, 2014 at 11:48 am

Toddlers who play non-educational games on touch screens have lower verbal test scores: Study

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“Technology can never replace a parent’s interaction with his or her child.”

Children who played non-educational games using touch-screen devices had lower verbal scores upon testing, according to a recent study by pediatricians from the Cohen Children’s Medical Center of New York. The study examined children from 0-3 years old that used touch-screen devices to determine if their use was of any educational benefit to infants and toddlers.

 

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June 22nd, 2014 at 8:17 am

Why kids (and adults) should play outside

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Kids who play outdoors have a stronger spiritual connection to the Earth.

A new study, published in the Journal of the Study of Religion, Nature and Culture found that  children who play outdoors have a stronger sense of purpose and self-fulfilment than those who don’t.

 

 

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June 10th, 2014 at 7:40 pm

Top 14 Photos of the Week

The big picture 8he7y

Sometimes the big picture is even bigger than the BIG picture!

Quote of the Day:  ”Democracy is the process by which people choose the man who’ll get the blame.” – Bertrand Russell

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May 14th, 2014 at 8:06 am

Top 14 Photos of the Week

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When Rex applied for the job as pool security guard, he was imagining far more bikinis!

Quote of the Day: “I am patient with stupidity, but not with those who are proud of it.” – Edith Sitwell

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May 5th, 2014 at 11:59 am

4 robots that teach children STEM in engaging ways

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Play-i robot

Like no other tool, robots can capture a child’s imagination by creating a fun, physical learning process. With robots, kids learn programming via interactive play by moving a robot in various sequences and using intuitive, visual programming on a computer screen. The children also learn STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) by watching and interacting with robots that demonstrate the practical results of the day’s lesson.

 

 

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March 9th, 2014 at 9:07 am

Top 14 Photos of the Week

In her dreams 9kj86g

Letting nature wash the problems of the world away!

Quote of the Day: “If you even dream of beating me, you’d better wake up and apologize.” – Muhammad Ali

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February 21st, 2014 at 5:50 pm

Top 14 Photos of the Week

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What’s the matter, cat got your tongue?

Quote of the Day: “Golf is more fun than walking naked in a strange place, but not by much.” – Buddy Hackett

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January 29th, 2014 at 9:31 am

‘Hello Ruby’ – a children’s book that teaches programming to 4 – 7 year olds

Finnish programmer Linda Liukas had a major crush on Al Gore as a teenager. She wanted to share her passion for the then-vice president with a fan page. She didn’t have the pre-made templates that Tumblr and WordPress now place at our fingertips so built a site from scratch by teaching herself HTML and CSS.

 

 

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November 7th, 2013 at 11:48 am

1 in 5 kids under age 8 use a mobile device every day

17% of kids 8 years and under use a mobile device daily.

Almost one in five children under age 8 uses a mobile device every day. That’s one-third the number of children reading books on a daily basis.

 

 

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October 25th, 2013 at 10:10 am

Why first-born children are smarter

First-borns around the world, it turns out, have higher IQ’s.

According to a new study “those born earlier perform better in school” and, it’s because of the parents. Parents simply go easy on their later-born kids, according to data analyzed by economists V. Joseph Hotz and Juan Pantano, and as a result, first-born children tend to receive both the best parenting and the best grades.

 

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