Summer Reading

Baldo by Hector D. Cantu and Carlos Castellanos (GoComics.com)   After a long school year, the library may be the last place your child wants to spend time in this summer. Parents should keep in mind that allowing your child a vacation from reading can likely...

Developing The Mind’s Eye

In an effort to promote early childhood development by “immunizing against illiteracy,” the American Academy of Pediatrics last year published a policy statement that read, in part: Reading regularly with young children stimulates optimal patterns of brain...

Avoiding The “Summer Slide”

As the end of the school year rapidly approaches, and summer plans for the family come more clearly┬áinto view, it’s time, as we did last year on The PediaBlog, to acknowledge and avoid the “summer slide” by having children crack open some books...