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12.12.2016

Singing Mice May Help Uncover the Roots of Human Speech

By:The Atlantic

One chilly day in February 1877, a British cotton baron named Joseph Sidebotham heard what he thought was a canary warbling near his hotel window. He was vacationing with his family in France, and soon realized the tune wasn’t coming from outside. “The singing was in our salon,” he wrote of the incident in Nature. “The songster was a mouse.”

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12.09.2016

Study Shows Visual Cues Predict Babies' First Words

By:The Atlantic

After about a year, give or take, of staring and babbling, babies eventually begin to say their first words. Mama. Ball. Dog. Millions of parents all over the world know this.

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11.21.2016

Real-world visual statistics and infants' first-learned object names

By:The Royal Society Publishing

We offer a new solution to the unsolved problem of how infants break into word learning based on the visual statistics of everyday infant-perspective scenes. Images from head camera video captured by 8 1/2 to 10 1/2 month-old infants at 147 at-home mealtime events were analysed for the objects in view. The images were found to be highly cluttered with many different objects in view. However, the frequency distribution of object categories was extremely right skewed such that a very small set of objects was pervasively present—a fact that may substantially reduce the problem of referential ambiguity. The statistical structure of objects in these infant egocentric scenes differs markedly from that in the training sets used in computational models and in experiments on statistical word-referent learning. Therefore, the results also indicate a need to re-examine current explanations of how infants break into word learning.

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09.02.2016

10 Ideas to Increase Pencil Pressure

By:YourTherapySource.com

Recently, I received a question about a student who is having difficulty applying pencil pressure when writing. The therapist was having some success using markers but was looking for other suggestions. Here are 10 ideas to increase pressure when writing.

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08.17.2015

Another Approach to Raising Healthy Eaters

By:The New York Times

A recent book provides three tips to introducing children to foods that are good for them.

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08.17.2015

Bedtime Stories for Young Brains

By:The New York Times

Two new studies examine the unexpectedly complex interactions that happen when you put a small child on your lap and open a picture book.

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07.13.2015

The New York Times

By:The New York Times

Parents have a better chance of controlling their children’s addiction to texting and gaming if they set aside family times for putting down devices.

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04.21.2015

10 Ideas: Enjoy Spring With Your Kids

By:Family Life

Winter is a time when children are often trapped in the monotony of the indoors. Then, one day, the sun's rising brings heat instead of just light. The daffodils appear and the trees bud. With months of pent-up energy surging throughout their bodies, children everywhere break forth through their front doors, declaring their emancipation. How can we join these liberated prisoners in their celebration of freedom?

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04.21.2015

Spring Cleaning: 13 Fun Ways To Get Your Kids Involved

By:Education.com

Looking for creative ways to get your kids to help out as you spruce up your home this Spring? Getting kids to participate is a breeze when you inject some fun and foolishness into household chores. Just make sure to assign age-appropriate tasks that can be achieved in short increments (ten to fifteen minute spurts for younger children), and things will be spic and span in no time! If you start kids at a young age and keep things fun, they'll enjoy pitching in - it gives them a great sense of accomplishment, collaboration, independence and responsibility.

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04.21.2015

Kids Suffering From Spring Fever?

By:Parent Guide News

As the days grow longer, the weather gets warmer. While the sun lingers a bit more each day, have you noticed your children becoming listless and excited at the same time? They’ve probably caught spring fever - and the feeling is contagious.

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