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How Stories Help the Brain

Reading has physical and immediate affects on the brain.

An Emory University study shows that stories actually build connections in the brain, a physical change that makes people better at language. Sound like something that might help your child?
See the whole story at:
http://esciencecommons.blogspot.com/2013/12/a-novel-look-at-how-stories-may-change.html
 

One More Consideration When Deciding on TV Limits

Journal of the American Medical Association

“Prolonged TV viewing was associated with increased risk of type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and all-cause mortality. Television viewing is the most commonly reported daily activity apart from working and sleeping in many populations around the world. On average, 40% of daily free time is occupied by TV viewing within several European countries1 and 50% in Australia. This corresponds to a daily TV viewing time of about 3.5 to 4.0 hours. In the United States, the average number of daily hours of TV viewing has recently been reported to be 5 hours.”

CAP Tulsa - Learning @ Home

CAP Home Visitation

CAP Tulsa’s high-quality early childhood education services are available in the home at NO COST to eligible families in the Tulsa and Union public school districts, who are expecting or have children up to 3 years old. Our home-based programs focus on the critical development of your baby’s brain through play, music, reading and making toys.

It Isn't About Teaching Your Child to Read

It Isn't About Teaching Your Child to Read

Read my article in Tulsa Kids (November 2013) about the central message I take to parents around the county: that teaching your child to read is not as important as making your child a reader. The skills of reading aren't worth much if your child doesn't use them. What can parents do from your child's very first days to insure that they will be lifelong readers? The answers may be simpler than you think.

Read the entire article at: http://www.tulsakids.com/November-2013/Reading-Every-Day/

To TV, or not TV?

Ban under-threes from watching television

'The US department of health and human services now specifically cites the reduction of screen time as a health priority, aiming "to increase the proportion of children aged 0 to two years who view no television or videos on an average weekday" and increase the proportion of older children up to 18 who have no more than two hours' screen time a day.'

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