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Research has shown that as early as 20 weeks gestation a baby can hear sounds in the womb, and at 10 weeks before the delivery date, babies can…

Focus:

2000 Words to Grow, Engagement

Target Age:

0-3, 12-18, 3-6, 6-12

Including at least 2000 words an hour in your child’s day sounds very daunting but is actually quite easy when you read to them and talk about what…

Focus:

2000 Words to Grow, Engagement

Target Age:

0-3, 3-6

As we enter the busy holiday season with shopping, family gatherings and good food, we often overlook the wonderful opportunities for providing rich…

Focus:

2000 Words to Grow, Engagement, Skill Development

Target Age:

0-3, 3-6, 6-12

Over the holidays we always do some sort of baking.  Most recently we made a batch of shortbread cookies, and as we were going through the process of…

Focus:

2000 Words to Grow, Engagement, Skill Development

Target Age:

0-3, 3-6, 6-12

What does it mean to be an engaged family? Family engagement is much greater than supervising homework, attending school functions, and reading…

Focus:

Engagement

Target Age:

0-3, 12-18, 3-6, 6-12

Children, youth, and families often await the first reporting cycle with a mixture of excitement and apprehension. While they may have kept in touch…

Focus:

Engagement

Target Age:

12-18, 3-6, 6-12

“Are we there yet?”  Who hasn’t heard this while in the car or bus (or plane or train) with kids? Whether it is short or long trips, time spent…

Focus:

Engagement

Target Age:

0-3, 3-6, 6-12

The first time I heard about the 2000 Words To Grow campaign, I thought it was a pretty daunting goal.  2000 words per hour seemed like a lot at the…

Focus:

2000 Words to Grow, Current Research, Engagement, Skill Development

Target Age:

0-3, 3-6

One of our Twitter followers shared this blog with us written by Gail Vaz-Oxlade.  You may recognize her from her tv show 'Till Debt Do Us Part.  She…

Focus:

2000 Words to Grow, Current Research, Engagement, Skill Development

Target Age:

0-3, 3-6, 6-12

When I come home from work at the end of the day, I am so excited to hear how my daughter's day was at school.  I have learned that to ask the common…

Focus:

Engagement, 2000 Words to Grow

Target Age:

12-18, 3-6, 6-12