Tag: reading

The Write Stuff

Dear Mr. Dad: I’ve been reading your columns for quite a few years, and you frequently talk about how important it is to read to children. With all the emphasis on literacy, I think we’re forgetting about writing. When I was in...

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Monitoring Language Development + Dangers of Casual Sex + Raising Bookworms

Guest 1: Kenn Apel, coauthor of . Topic: Understanding children’s language and literacy development. Issues: How to evaluate and monitor your child’s spoken language development; enhancing your child’s literacy skills to improve spelling, reading, and writing; recognizing signs of literacy and language problems and know when to get professional help. Guest 2: Joe McIlhaney, Jr., coauthor of . Topic: New science on how casual sex is affecting our children. Issues: Chemicals released in the brain […]

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Want smarter kids? Have them play with dad.

One of the most classically dad things is playing–physically–with the kids. Now along comes another study that proves that imaginative play with dad is good for kids’s brains too. When you encourage your...

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