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How early is too early to start baby's education?


It's easy to brag to other parents about how smart your baby is. Every parent does it, and truthfully, babies are pretty darn smart! But how soon is too soon to start training that little noodle?

Making picture books fun for your 6-month old


There are a hundred different sources that talk about how important it is to read to babies, but sometimes it seems like no one let a few of the squirmy babies in on that information. Picture books can be a great way to bond with a 6-month-old, but for more stubborn babies, it make take a little trial and error to figure out how.

Educational toys you need


Learning isn't restricted to pencils, backpacks, and books. Toys can also be super helpful for education, and certain toys are more helpful than others.

10 TV shows from your childhood to show your kids


It's a whole new world out there for your baby - and that includes the parts of the world that have been around for a little while, too. TV shows are just one kind of memory from your own childhood that you might find yourself wanting to share with her.

Learning through play at 1 year


In the last year or so, your baby's idea of a good time has grown as fast as she has. It may not be time to break out the chess board just yet, but she may be ready to start playing a few slightly more complicated games.

Help! My toddler doesn't want to come home from daycare


The good news is that your little one really likes her daycare! That's great! The bad news is that you have things to do at home and can't spend all day coaxing your toddler to come with you. How can you get her to come along in a timely manner with minimal tears?

When to start thinking about preschool


Preschool can help your baby transition into a more structured setting and learn more about socializing, following instructions, and being in a classroom. If you think you might want to send your baby to preschool, there are a few things to keep in mind.

Teaching physics to your toddler


So maybe your toddler isn't ready to take any standardized academic tests yet, but she is more curious about the world than many of the teenagers who are being taught about it - brushing up on your understanding of the laws of the universe could lead to some good conversations with her.

When, how, and why I started working on numbers with my son


Everything is an opportunity to count.

When can a child be reasonably expected to learn to read?


Of course your baby is a smarty-pants, but what does that mean for when she should be starting to read?

Practical skills to teach your almost-three-year-old


your baby is a ways away from mastering important, adult life-skills, like changing a car's oil, cooking a turkey, or sending a sensitive, heartfelt sympathy text composed only of emojis - just give her a few years. In the meantime, she is just old enough to start to learn some more basic skills.

Different preschool philosophies


When you're in an area where there are a wide range of preschools, the options can feel overwhelming.

When should I start looking for a preschool?


For the rest of your baby's scholastic life, September is going to mean "back to school," but before she's started preschool, it's just, "to school!"

When should I start looking for a preschool?


For the rest of your baby's scholastic life, September is going to mean "back to school," but before she's started preschool, it's just, "to school!"

Can I teach my toddler math?


Whether it's counting while other people hide for hide-and-seek or the equation of a life-changing technological algorithm, your baby is going to be surrounded by numbers for the rest of her life - but is now too early to get to know them?

Can I teach my toddler math?


Whether it's counting while other people hide for hide-and-seek or the equation of a life-changing technological algorithm, your baby is going to be surrounded by numbers for the rest of her life - but is now too early to get to know them?

Daycare vs. preschool vs. pre-K


When your baby's fifth birthday rolls around, it becomes pretty clear where she's supposed to be in school, but until then, it can be a little murkier.

Does my toddler need to know anything before Pre-K?


your baby may be getting ready for Pre-K right now, and while she surely knows more than anyone about the nooks and crannies of your home, it's not always easy to tell whether what she's learning about the world is going to be helpful in a classroom.

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