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The First Five Years

Count With Me

Feb 1, 2017

Count with me.

Simply counting objects out loud while playing with your youngster can add up to big benefits later on. Listen to find out why.

Focus on this.

Vision problems are increasingly common among children. Canadian researchers have found a way to drastically reduce the likely hood of children developing vision issues. Hint: It’s outside.

Don’t let cold weather stop your children from spending time outside. Contrary to what you may think, exposure to cold weather is beneficial to a little one’s health and development.

There are alternatives to suspension and expulsion. Especially when it comes to very young children. Listen to find out more.

Who will your child become? That’s a concern for many parents. Duke University researchers may have a clue. Listen now!

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Many states have or are legalizing marijuana for recreational and/or medicinal purposes. So what does second hand marijuana smoke mean for young children? Listen to find out more. 

The Six C’s

Dec 21, 2016

Are your children learning their A, B, C’s? What about just the C’s? The book Becoming Brilliant: What Science Tells Us about Raising Successful Children introduces the concept of the six C's of effective child development. Listen now!

Media Malaise

Dec 14, 2016

We bring you a special news bulletin: Are your children at risk of Media Malaise? Tune in to find out!

In the Moment

Dec 7, 2016

Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison say that teaching mindfulness to children as young as four-years-old can help them be more aware of how they are feeling not only physically but also emotionally and socially, and be more aware of the feelings of others.

Let them eat dirt

Nov 30, 2016

A little dirt never hurt. In fact, it might be a good thing. Listen to find out why.

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