23 results for 'Development'

How do Dinosaurs Choose Their Pets?

How do Dinosaurs Choose Their Pets?

Story time at B&N in CoolSprings   Special Event, Children’s Event, Storytime (Childrens) Saturday January 14, 2017 11:00 AM Perfect for every child who has ever loved or yearned for a pet, this uproarious new book delights readers of all ages as they peek into the mischievous world of Jane Yolen and Mark Teague’s bestselling ‘How Do […]

Pumpkin Farms

Pumpkin Farms

Check out this list of top notch pumpkin farms! Bottom View Farm 185 Wilkerson Lane, Portland 325-7017 • www.bottomviewfarm.com Tues – Sat 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Kids can take a train ride and play on the giant slide, meet and greet farm animals, pick pumpkins and more. Gentry’s Farm 1974 New Hwy. 96 W., […]

Closing the Learning Gap for Complex Children

Closing the Learning Gap for Complex Children

High Hopes Development Center is hosting Professional and Family/Caregiver workshops by Rett University: “Closing the Learning Gap for Complex Children – All Engaged, All Communicate, All Learn!” at Brentwood Baptist Church on April 16 & 18.  Children with complex disabilities who are severely motor challenged or non-verbal can often be overlooked regarding communication and academic […]

Books from Birth, Niswonger Foundation Partner On New Hospital Book Initiative

Books from Birth, Niswonger Foundation Partner On New Hospital Book Initiative

Niswonger grant helps expand enrollment program in Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library through Northeast Tennessee Hospitals; first book given to newborn families who enroll before leaving the hospital

Storytime with Elsa and Olaf

Storytime with Elsa and Olaf

Storytime returns to the Visitor Center in Downtown Franklin, Tennessee on December 12th at 1 pm. Bring the whole family and enjoy Elsa and Olaf reading a classic holiday story followed by a special meet n greet. Attendance is limited so get there early to secure your spot!

See Santa at the Mall

See Santa at the Mall

CoolSprings Galleria 1800 Galleria Blvd., Franklin 615-771-2128 Nov. 7 – Dec. 24 Mon – Sat 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. (breaks from 1 – 2 p.m. & 5 – 6 p.m.), Sun 12 – 6 p.m. (break 3 – 3:30 p.m.). Santa’s arrival on Saturday, Nov. 7 is a PJ Party from 10 a.m. – […]

Story Time with the Williamson County Public Library

Story Time with the Williamson County Public Library

Toddler Time Parents and their children ages 18 months to 3 years are invited to Toddler Time on Tuesdays at 10:00 am and 11:15 am in the Story Theater. Caregivers will have fun engaging their toddlers in a variety of activities including stories, songs, movement, music and more! Preschool Story Time Parents and their children […]

Barefoot Republic Camp

Barefoot Republic Camp

BAREFOOT REPUBLIC is a summer camp that serves rising K-12th graders with both day and overnight camp sessions. Our mission is to facilitate Christ-centered relationships between individuals from diverse racial, cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds through an equally diverse platform of artistic, athletic and team-building programs. Overnight camp sessions for 3rd-12th graders are held at our […]

Different Types of Teacher – Child Interactions Support Children ’s Development in Different Areas

Different Types of Teacher – Child Interactions Support Children ’s Development in Different Areas

Press Release from www.SRCD.org. Many state early childhood systems and the federal Office of Head Start consider teacher child interactions when they measure programs’ quality. But research hasn’t always been clear about which aspects of interactions are most important to how children do academically and socially. A new study that used a novel approach to […]

Social Networking’s Good and Bad Impacts on Kids

Social Networking’s Good and Bad Impacts on Kids

Social media present risks and benefits to children but parents who try to secretly monitor their kids’ activities online are wasting their time, according to a presentation at the 119th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association. “While nobody can deny that Facebook has altered the landscape of social interaction, particularly among young people, we […]

Parents’ Praise Predicts Attitudes Toward Challenge Five Years Later

Parents’ Praise Predicts Attitudes Toward Challenge Five Years Later

The study, by researchers at the University of Chicago and Stanford University, appears in the journal Child Development. “Previous studies have looked at this issue among older students,” according to Elizabeth A. Gunderson, Assistant Professor of Psychology at Temple University; Gunderson was at the University of Chicago when she led the study. “This study suggests […]

Safe Kids Worldwide

Safe Kids Worldwide

Safe Kids Worldwide 15-Year Trend Report Finds Young Walkers Safer Today; Teens Now Most Vulnerable Age Parents have planned how their kids will get to school. But one thing parents might not think to do is talk to their children about walking there safely, particularly their teenagers.nbsp;Here’s why it’s important: teenagers are now the most […]

The Little Mermaid, Jr.

The Little Mermaid, Jr.

Disney’s “The Little Mermaid, Jr.” is based on the Hans Christian Anderson story and the Disney film.  The Star Bright production will showcase young talent in the community, and the cast will be made up of children ages 7 through 17 (at the time of audition). Auditions for new participants in Star Bright will be […]

Talk Is Essential in Fostering Young Children’s Development

Talk Is Essential in Fostering Young Children’s Development

Talk matters. Engaging, rich, responsive talk—”play talk”—is essential to young children’s language, intellectual, and social-emotional development. Parents and caregivers who engage in play talk share valuable language learning opportunities with children and provide them with the foundation for later literacy and academic success. Studies, such as Betty Hart and Todd R. Risley’s landmark Meaningful Differencesresearch, have […]

Cognitive & Social Play

Cognitive & Social Play

By: Candace Hutchins Everyone knows that children love to play. But many people don’t realize the benefits and the developmental stages of play. Play helps children develop both cognitively and socially with their peers. Types of Cognitive Play: Nonsocial play: unoccupied, on-looker behavior and solitary play Parallel play: limited form of social participation, child plays […]