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

Coding in Early Childhood

As the STEM Starts Early report indicated, children are born scientists.  With adult support they can develop their natural science, technology, engineering and math capacities from an early age. But, adults may not feel confident in supporting children’s STEM learning. But, as 4 Things Everyone Should Know About Early STEM Learning tells us: The good… 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

Let’s Talk About Math

When you think of math, do you think of babies, toddlers, and preschoolers? The Let’s Talk About Math videos from Zero to Three show the everyday math experiences of young children. And, as a bonus, there is a downloadable activity handout accompanying each video. Everyday Fun with Spatial Awareness Everyday Fun with Shapes Everyday Fun… Read more

Toddler Scientists

When they’re digging in dirt, splashing water, or trying to use a sippy cup, toddlers are trying to figure out how the world works. They observe and experiment. What they’re doing lays the foundations for STEM – science, technology, engineering and math. High Chair Philosophers, a new article in Scientific American, offers some details on… 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