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Rosen,Martha_hs

The lead psychologist from Minneapolis Public Schools sheds light on this and more in this informative discussion of school readiness!   Kindergarten isn’t quite what it used to be and parents often feel intense pressure and competition to make sure their children are little scholars before they walk through the door of their kindergarten classroom….

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The director of MacPhail’s Early Childhood Music programs offers tips for how, when and why to introduce music into our children’s lives.   As early as six weeks of age, babies can learn from and be soothed by the sounds and movement of music. Dianna Babcock, Director of Early Childhood Music at MacPhail Center for Music, joins…

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Susman-Stillman,Amy_hs

This week’s guest discusses the various types of childcare and offers tips for deciding what is best for your family!   Parents consider many factors when selecting childcare, from licensure to curricula to health and safety standards to cost. Dr. Amy Susman-Stillman, co-director of the Center for Early Education and Development at the University of Minnesota,…

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KARE_Literacy

The foundation of reading is language. Marti Erickson and Kim Insley discussed ways to encourage a love for reading even at a young age. They gave practical examples of how to incorporate the following: Talk to babies, long before they can talk back Introduce the fun of language Ask “How,” “Why,” and “What if” questions Read…

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Krhin,Kay_hs

Erin and guest Kay Krhin, mothers with boys starting kindergarten this fall, discuss their questions and uncertainties in this week’s show.   Every child develops at a different pace, but there are important language, social/emotional, cognitive and motor skills milestones that help children get off to a good start in school. In this week’s podcast,…

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