27 results for 'Development'

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 […]

Memory in Early Childhood

Memory in Early Childhood

As adults, we are constantly relying on our memory. Even when we “can’t put our finger on it”, we know it was once there so we try to “find it”. We can remember many of our life moments and experiences. We can’t remember infancy and we can’t remember how we learner to remember. Therefore, it […]

Reading

Reading

Reading requires children to use many skills at once, and apply different aspects of their information processing system. Obviously, language development plays an integral role in facilitating the development of reading. There are two approaches to help understand reading development, the whole language approach and the phonics approach. The whole language approach argues that reading […]

Moral Development

Moral Development

Heinz Steals the Drug “In Europe, a woman was near death from a special kind of cancer. There was one drug that the doctors thought might save her. It was a form of radium that a druggist in the same town had recently discovered. The drug was expensive to make, but the druggist was charging […]

Spina Bifida

Spina Bifida

Spina Bifida (SB) is the result of a neural tube defect. It is a congenital disorder involving incomplete development of the brain, spinal cord, and/or their protective coverings caused by the failure of the fetus’s spine to close properly during the first month. The cause of SB is unknown but research shows that a preventative […]

Adolescent Friendships

Adolescent Friendships

As children emerge into adolescence, many changes take place. One of the most turbulent and rewarding experiences during early adolescence changes in friendships. Primarily during elementary school, children tend to have friends based on prosocial behavior, peers that help them do things and based on play and association, peers that play with them after school, […]

Born Learning Outdoor Trail

Born Learning Outdoor Trail

United Way of Williamson County and the Williamson County Department of Parks and Recreation have partnered to install the first Born Learning Outdoor Trail in Williamson County at the Franklin Recreation Complex on Hillsboro Road near the intersection with Mack Hatcher Parkway. “The Born Learning Trail is designed to help parents and caregivers support early […]

Language Development

Language Development

By: Candace Hutchins Language development is important for parents to understand in order to detect problems early and to help advance children’s language abilities. Here is a basic outline of the stages of normal language development. Around 2 months: infants begin intentionally smiling at their caregiver and “cooing” or making vowel sounds Around 6 months: […]

Premature Infants

Premature Infants

By: Candace Hutchins Birth weight is the best available predictor of infant survival and healthy development. However, low birth rate is not something to be alarmed about because about half of low-weight birth weight babies have no disabilities. In order to prevent problems, parents need to be aware of ways they should care for low […]