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Early Childhood Development

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Pediatricians Push For Reading To Children

With increased recognition of the importance of brain development in a child’s first three years, the American Academy of Pediatrics is asking members to become advocates for reading aloud to children.

07/01/2014

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Premature Infants Benefit From Adult Talk

You may feel foolish talking to your unborn baby and tiny infant but, according to an article in the journal Pediatrics, it may pay off!

02/17/2014

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Oklahoma Investing In Early Childhood Education

With every 4-year-old having access to free high quality kindergarten, and younger kids from some disadvantaged families getting access to full-day year-round nursery school, Oklahoma is investing in its children.

11/20/2013

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Domestic Violence May Stunt Children’s Development

According to a report in the journal Pediatrics, intimate partner violence, such as domestic abuse, can stunt the development of a child’s language, social or motor skills.

11/15/2013

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Promoting Early Detection Of Developmental Delays

We know that early detection of developmental problems is very helpful because treatment can be started earlier.

10/03/2011

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Exposure To Mold May Lead To Childhood Asthma

Children exposed to higher levels of mold at 1 year of age were almost 3 times as likely to develop asthma by the age of 7 as kids with lower mold exposures during infancy.

08/18/2011