Napping Linked To Reduced Sleep Quality In Children

Napping Linked To Reduced Sleep Quality In Children

While many parents seem to encourage young kids to take daytime naps as often as they can, recent research suggests that it may be better to forego this habit, especially for toddlers. Researchers have found out that daytime napping can be linked to poorer sleep quality in kids over the age of 2 years old. […]

Early Learning Helps Brain Cells Survive Longer

Early Learning Helps Brain Cells Survive Longer

Researchers from Rutgers University say that brain cells may survive longer in brains that were subjected to early learning. The study found out that newborn brain cells survived in young mice that learned and mastered a certain task while the same brain cells in mice that did not learn the same task died quickly. The […]

Late Nights Weaken Kids' Brain Power

Late Nights Weaken Kids' Brain Power

A recent study in the United Kingdom suggests that staying up late and lax bedtime routines can blunt children’s minds. The study on sleep patterns and brain power is conducted with over 11,000 seven-year-olds, which shows that kids who had no regular bedtime or went to bed past 9:00 p.m. had lower test scores for […]

Discolored Baby Teeth

Discolored Baby Teeth

Baby teeth are usually off-white or ivory color in color. But they can be discolored for a number of reasons. Inadequate brushingIf baby teeth do not get brushed adequately, plaque may form which could lead to discoloration, and of course tooth decay. MedicationToddlers who take medications like vitamin supplements which contain iron may have dark stains on their baby teeth. Taking tetracycline during pregnancy may also cause discoloration in baby teeth. Tooth or gum injuryInjury to the baby tee…

Toddler Speech Development

Toddler Speech Development

A child grows and develops and at his or her own individual pace. Still, experts have already charted children’s developmental milestones at different ages – meaning speech development [as well as motor, and vision and hearing development] tend to follow predictable path: Age and speech development6-8 weeks – Vocalizes3 months – Makes vowel noises5 months – Enjoys vocal play6 months – Double syllable sounds such as ‘mumum’ and ‘dada’9-10 months – Babbles tunefully1 year – Babbles 2 or 3 words re…

The Nine Hour Rule

The Nine Hour Rule

Sleep and rest is just as important as being physically active. Sleep gives kids’ brains energy. Also, during sleep children’s grow and recover from the day’s activities. It is important that everyone, especially kids, get enough sleep. Lack of sleep can lead to serious medical conditions. When kids don’t get enough sleep…Lack of sleep can make kids moody and cause them to perform poorly in school. If kids do not get enough sleep, they might fall asleep in class or fall behind on their homewor…

Bones, Muscles and Joints

Bones, Muscles and Joints

Bones, muscles, and joints are very crucial parts of our body. Without them, we would not be able to move about. BonesBones are our body’s support. Form head to toe, we have bones to support our weight and help form our shape. Our bones also protect the body’s vital organs. The skull protects our brain. It also forms the shape of our face. The spinal cord which is the link that connects the brain and body is protected by the spinal column. The rib cage protects the heart, lungs, liver, and splee…

Dealing with Bedwetting

Dealing with Bedwetting

Bedwetting is common among toddlers and some older kids. It is considered a natural part of a child’s development. Doctors are still unsure about what causes bedwetting and why it stops. Youngsters learn to “hold it in” and eventually grow out of it. Usually, bedwetting is not symptom of any serious medical or emotional issues. Still, bedwetting can be stressful for the whole family. Kids may feel guilty about wetting the bed, and anxious about attending sleepovers or camp. Parents may feel frus…

Blood: What It Does Do?

Blood: What It Does Do?

Humans need blood to live. Blood carries oxygen and nutrients that the different organs of the body need to survive. Blood also enables us to regulate our body temperature, fight infections, or eliminate our own waste products. Our blood actually contains three types of blood cells:Red blood cellsRBCs or erythrocytes can be distinguished through their indented, flattened disk shape. They contain the iron-rich protein hemoglobin. The bright red color of blood is created when hemoglobin picks up o…

Effective Teaching Methods for Autistic Children

Effective Teaching Methods for Autistic Children

Teaching autistic children can be quite a challenge. Parents and teachers have to deal with certain obstacles such as an autistic child’s inability to focus, hypersensitivity, verbal and non-verbal communication problems as well as underdeveloped social interaction skills. Here are some tips that may help parents and teachers effectively teach autistic children. Avoid Multi-sensory InputsMost autistic children may have difficulties processing different sensory inputs at the same time. Unlike nor…