A study conducted by the University at Albany, the National Institutes of Health and New York University Langone Medical Center found that the average time children spend in front of screens greatly exceeds recommendations from the American Pediatric Academy. Read more ›
Resources Tagged With: child development
The use of science to inform learning and development can have profound results for children, particularly those in their first few years of life.
So say the experts—among them Randa Grob-Zakhary, a resident of Switzerland who holds doctoral degrees in neuroscience and medicine from Johns Hopkins University. Read more ›
Children’s understanding of adoption differs at different ages. A parent’s explanation of a child’s adoption will need to be explained more fully as the child grows and learns. The Child Welfare Information Gateway provides resources to inform families how to sensitively provide guidance to children at different ages and developmental levels. Read more ›
Adoption is a lifelong process. Families often need additional support at various times after placement and after the adoption is legally finalized. Families may need services as a child develops and as normal development, adjustment, and adoption-related issues arise. This article from find resources for adoptive families that explain what to expect at various developmental stages. Read more ›
Child-adult relationships that are responsive and attentive—with lots of back and forth interactions—build a strong foundation in a child’s brain for all future learning and development. This is called “serve and return,” and it takes two to play! Follow these 5 steps to practice serve and return with your child. Read more ›
How do speech and language develop?
The first 3 years of life, when the brain is developing and maturing, is the most intensive period for acquiring speech and language skills. These skills develop best in a world that is rich with sounds, sights, and consistent exposure to the speech and language of others.
There appear to be critical periods for speech and language development in infants and young children when the brain is best able to absorb language. If these critical periods are allowed to pass without exposure to language, it will be more difficult to learn. Read more ›
The intrinsic motivation to learn about the world around us begins in infancy. This type of motivation can either be encouraged or suppressed by the experiences adults provide for children. Read more ›