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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Childrens Health:MRI shows association between reading to young children and brain activity ♦ Cell phones take parents' attention away from kids ♦ Babies as young as six months using mobile media


Cell phones take parents' attention away from kids on playgrounds Parents who take their kids to the playground may be tempted to pull out their cell phone to send a quick text or check Facebook. It may be more prudent, however, to stay focused on their child to ensure he or she plays safely. More than 200,000 children ages 14 and younger are treated in U.S. emergency rooms each year for playground-related injuries

Giving books to kids before summer break can stem reading losses A new study shows that giving students books at the end of the school year can help stem losses in reading skills.

Babies as young as six months using mobile media More than one-third of babies are tapping on smartphones and tablets even before they learn to walk or talk, and by one year of age, one in seven toddlers is using devices for at least an hour a day, according to a new study.

MRI shows association between reading to young children and brain activity There is evidence that reading to young children is in fact associated with differences in brain activity supporting early reading skills.

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