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Language Development

Date: June 24, 2014 Author: Angela Nettuno Categories: Child Development Education, Parenting, Preparing for Kindergarten 0

As discussed in the Brain Development article, a baby is born ready to take in his world. Babies are naturally social creatures, willing and able to learn from everything they experience. As a baby or young child is exposed to the world, language is learned. Recent research has shown a direct link between language skills…

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How Baby’s Brain Develops

Date: March 16, 2014 Author: Angela Nettuno Categories: Child Development Education, Parenting 0

Up until the early 1900’s most developmental psychologists believed that heredity was the sole factor in determining intelligence.  They believed that a persons’ intelligence was genetically predetermined and environmental factors played no additional role in brain development. Research states that infants’ brains at birth are equipped with most of the brain cells they will ever…

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What is Reading Readiness?

Date: February 16, 2014 Author: Angela Nettuno Categories: Parenting, Preparing for Kindergarten 0

Reading readiness means just that: a child’s readiness to learn to read.  Before a child can learn to read he must master the majority of these pre-reading skills. The child must understand basic “ letter awareness.”  This includes recognizing most of the letters of the alphabet, and knowing the sounds they make. The child must…

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