Development & Learning
The Center for Toddler Development at Barnard College tested toddlers for “distractability” by calling the names of children playing with iPads and seeing what happened. Researchers found that many of the kids were so zoned in that they didn’t respond to their names at all.
There’s a lot of pressure right now for preschool kids to learn academic stuff. This pushes traditional play activities into the background but that’s a mistake. It’s important for parents to stick up for their children’s right to play without any sort of obvious goal. Here’s why…
It’s a dilemma that comes up for many parents of four-year-olds this time of year. Should they start their child in kindergarten even though his birthday falls just before the cut-off date?
Parents anxiously await the day when their child rolls over, sits on her own, or starts to walk. So when other children seem to be getting to these milestones quicker, moms and dads naturally worry.