Why Make-Believe Play Is an Important Part of Child Development

Visit any preschool classroom during free play and you will likely see a child pretending to be someone else. Make-believe play is a ubiquitous part...

Farm Week in Denmark is Not Your Average Petting Zoo

My first hint that the Danes are generally not sentimental about animals came last year during our first Farm Week at my sons’ combined...

Child Care Businesses Nearing Crisis Mode as Funding Lags

Who will be the thought leaders of tomorrow? Soon enough, today’s business people, lawmakers, educators, and military leaders will hand the reins of this...

How Retained Primitives Could Affect Learning Disabilities

We are all born with primitive reflexes. Their presence is critical to the survival of the infant. They serve as the training wheels for...

Parent to Parent

Pamela Guest is the founder and chief editor of IEP Magazine. “IEP” stands for “Individualized Education Program/Plan.” The IEP is the document developed for...

Best Defense Against Dyslexia: Early Detection

      When a child has dyslexia, the child’s brain has difficulty matching sounds with letters, so reading and writing also become difficult. In addition, the...

The Sesame Street Approach: Not Universally Educational

With a history that includes “trying to bridge the education gap” and an approach to learning that engages the child while encouraging parental participation,...

Philadelphia Soda Tax: A Sweet Victory for Kids?

Editor's Update: The Bill has passed the City Council making Philadelphia the first major city to tax soft drinks.   On Wednesday, June 8th, a Philadelphia...

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