toddlers

‘1000 Books Before Kindergarten’ sets children for success

‘1000 Books Before Kindergarten’ sets children for success

Children’s brains complete up to 90 percent of development in the first five years of life, according to research by the Rauch Foundation. Though the typical newborn brain is only a quarter of the size it will reach by adulthood, it will grow rapidly in those first years and develop trillions of synapse connections. Read […]

Apps for tots: Can smartphones make baby smarter?

Apps for tots: Can smartphones make baby smarter?

How young is too young for smartphones and tablets? According to some app publishers, learning opportunities from these devices start before children are even potty trained. Hundreds if not thousands of educational phone and tablet apps have flooded the market geared toward toddlers with labels declaring they will teach children letters, numbers, colors and even […]