Tag Archives: children

  • August 18, 2015

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    Bedtime Stories for Young Brains

    A little more than a year ago, the American Academy of Pediatrics issued a policy statement saying that all pediatric primary care should include literacy promotion, starting at birt

  • August 18, 2015

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    The Child’s Play Workout

    Today’s kids have a lot of structure in their lives. The last thing they want is to follow a rigidly structured exercise program. Yet they have the same—if not more—stability, strength, and endurance needs as adults, and you still need to progress them through the Optimum Performance

  • July 14, 2015

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    How to Cut Children’s Screen Time? Say No to Yourself First.

    Parents are often at fault, directly or indirectly, when children and teenagers become hooked on electronic media, playing video games or sending texts many hours a day instead of interacting with the real world and the people in it. And as discussed in last week’s column, digital overload can imp

  • July 7, 2015

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    Screen Addiction Is Taking a Toll on Children

    Excessive use of computer games among young people in China appears to be taking an alarming turn and may have particular relevance for American parents whose children spend many hours a day focused on electronic screens. The documentary “Web Junkie,” to be shown next Monday on PBS, highlights t

  • December 15, 2014

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    How Exercise Can Boost Young Brains

    NYTimes. Encourage young boys and girls to run, jump, squeal, hop and chase after each other or after erratically kicked balls, and you substantially improve their ability to think, according to the most ambitious study ever conducted of physical activity and cognitive performance in children. The r