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University of Chicago research launches in Pensacola

In 2017, the University of Chicago began using Pensacola as part of the research pool for a new-parent education tool they are developing. Read full story

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SCI’s early learning priorities for 2017

Three projects that Studer Community Institute has under way this year aim to support children and parents to make the most of early learning opportunities. Read full story

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Brain Bag teaching points can help ‘language nourishment’

Georgia is tackling the "30 million word gap" as a matter of public health. We hope the IMPACT Brain Bag can be a small piece of a similar effort in Pensacola. Read full story

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SCI partners with University of Chicago in early learning project

Studer Community Institute and the University of Chicago announced a partnership this week to bring an early learning research project to Pensacola. Read full story

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TMW Tips: Talk numbers

Talking about shapes, numbers and patterns is important. It helps build number sense, basic math and comparison concepts. Read full story

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TMW Tip: The most important years of learning

The science is indisputable. The essential years for developing the human brain are from birth through 3. Helping parents with their role in that is key. Read full story

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TMW Tip: Share books while you read together

Parents had to learn that it was OK for their children to fidget while reading. What’s important is keeping the child engaged — because engaged kids learn better. Read full story

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TMW Tip: Ask questions

Yes-no questions are only good for one-word answers. How and why questions force your child to start building problem-solving skills. Read full story

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TMW Tip: Talk all the time

When your baby makes a sound, it’s her way of trying to talk to you. Answer back, even if you feel silly doing it. Every word you say is building her brain. Read full story

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TMW Tip: Praise the effort

Research shows that children who are praised for their effort are less likely to give up when faced with a challenge. Read full story

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The Fourth T of early brain development: Turn It Off

Among journalist Katie Couric's civic concerns, the "30 million word" gap and technology's impact on it

Among journalist Katie Couric's civic concerns are the "30 million word" gap and technology's impact on it. Read full story

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TMW Tip: Build on ‘baby talk’

Make the word fragments your baby starts to say into full sentences to help her learn more words. Read full story