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Early Learning in the News: March 1, 2021

Check out some of the latest news in the early learning industry!

YouTube’s ‘supervised experiences’ help parents choose what content their kids can see

Aimed to help parents with children who are too old for the Kids app but too young for complete access

Activities to Entertain Kids and Babies – 8 Great Tips!

Activities to entertain kids and babies are a must for parents. Being a parent is definitely the hardest job out there! Trying to come up with ideas on how to entertain children all day can be challenging, especially during a pandemic as many of us found out. There are some days when you feel like you have it all together and other days when you’re in survival mode and just trying to make it to naps and bedtime. We have an infant (11 months old) and toddler (3.5 years old), so it can sometimes be tough coming up with ideas they both can enjoy together. Since there has been limited activities to do outside the home because of the pandemic, we’ve tried to come up with fun activities at home. Here are some daily ideas that have been successful for our family.

Everything You Need to Consider Before Having Another Child

In many ways, deciding whether to have another child is even harder than deciding on having the first one. It’s a lot more complex than asking “Do we want more children and do we have enough money?” Adding another child is almost like creating a whole new family again. Here are some things you should consider as you ponder this difficult choice.

What Is the Best Parenting Advice You Ever Received?

A lot of parenting advice is bad advice. It’s not just that standards and societal norms change over time, it’s also that when something works for one parent and one child, that one parent tends to see their method as the “right” way or the best way—or even the only way. But for every parent who would never let their child “cry it out,” there is a parent who swears it was the only way to get their child to sleep. As such, a lot of advice that new parents receive is advice for the best way to raise specific children who are not their own kids.

How Awe Can Help Students Develop Purpose

Research suggests that inducing awe in the classroom might inspire kids to find a sense of purpose in life

Where to find free online math games for kids and adults

Math isn’t a subject that comes easy to many of us, and certainly not for me, personally. The most effective way for me to learn as a kid was by playing math games online. As the years went on, my classmates and I started caring less about the math and more about the games — but that's fine, because we picked up the math along the way.

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