Screen Sense

What role should screen media play in the life of very young children? Screen Sense, a new resource series from Zero to Three, helps answer that question. Screen Sense: What the Research Says About the Impact of Media on Children Aged 0-3 Years Old  summarizes the recent research. (Read the Executive Summary here.) The research… Read more

The Point of Babies Pointing

Pointing is a sign that babies have developed some social and communication skills. To learn more about why pointing is an important activity for babies, read: Baby Pointing: Such a Crucial Language Development Milestone The Importance of Pointing Make a Point of It Pointing can boost toddlers’ language skills, say researchers What’s the Point of… Read more

The Roots of STEM Success

Even before a child’s first birthday, she is capable of making inferences, drawing conclusions about cause and effect, and reasoning about the probability of events. These roots, which lay the groundwork for later abstract reasoning, must be encouraged through engagement and play in order for inherent tendencies to develop into lifelong STEM thinking skills. (The… Read more

The “Missing” First Year

A recent survey by ZERO TO THREE in the United States revealed that while parents are aware of the importance of early experiences for their children’s development, they often underestimate how much babies know, learn and feel during the first few months of life. (Click the image to see the full infographic.) ZERO TO THREE… Read more

From Cries to Conversation

How does language develop in the early years? This video from Zero to Three shows how and offers suggestions on what parents can do to promote communication skills. From Cries to Conversations from ZEROTOTHREE on Vimeo. To learn more about helping build language skills in children from birth to three years old, visit the Language… Read more

For Parents of Babies

KidCareCanada has created a series of supportive videos for parents of infants on a wide range of topics on child development and parenting. The videos are captioned in a number of languages. Here’s a sample. For practitioners who work with parents of babies, there are learning guides to help you use the videos with parents…. Read more