Cincinnati Children’s develops new programs to improve child literacy | Addresses early concerns, provides intervention.

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Funded by the Reading & Literacy Discovery Center, neonatologists, caring for babies in the NICU at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, conducted a study that would identify key risk factors, associated with reading difficulties some children face prior to elementary school. It is their claim that “literacy screening and interventions administered by a pediatrician can effectively help identify potential reading difficulties” and effectively improve early childhood development. The study, conducted between 2018 and 2019, was recently published in the Journal of Pediatrics. According to the study, “high-risk parents were five times more likely to read to their baby at home due to hospital intervention and that reading reduced any anxiety they felt during their child’s stay.” The hospital has since developed a new framework to effectively identify those risks associated with exposure to variables, relating to shared experiences and interventions taken during infancy, economic and environmental factors within the home, and special case scenarios that would depict exceptions to the rule. Through this study, pediatricians would gain a better understanding of how these factors would directly influence a child’s brain, as it continues to be wired, and how early literacy programming would ultimately affect their ability to read, as […]

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Your Library Card: The New Multi-Pass for Entertainment and…Gaming?

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Previously Published to Talent Zoo’s Digital Pivot If you haven’t visited a library in some-odd years, chances are you still think people are going to the library to study and read 800-page encyclopedias on some war we never heard about. Well, actually, you could be right, because learning is “fun-for-da-mental,” but you would also be wrong. Here’s why: Today, many people are heading to their local libraries as a center for tech access to the ever-evolving world. Whether your computer’s charger blew up for the umpteenth time and you’re waiting on the new one to arrive, or your toddler jumped on the bed, sending that expensive MacBook Pro flying into the wall and it totally needs to be replaced, people are heading to the library every day to meet those tech needs. Heading in, you will see that the World of the Library is no longer about Macaulay Culkin and the Pagemaster and all about technology. People are going to the library for audiobooks, new DVD releases, and 60-and-up classes on how to use an Android Device to download an app. If you are in Orlando, Florida, you will learn that the public library will offer you access to a […]

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Monster Treehouse Club: Utilizing social media to promote child literacy

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PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED ON EXAMINER A literacy program aimed at enhancing early childhood development through personalized and interactive experiences has been making great advances towards shaping the future of early educational programming for our youth. Children, ages three to eight, have been finding that reading can truly be enjoyable, writing to their monster pals through the Monster Treehouse Fictional Pen Pal program, a program launched in beta since February of 2014. Testimonies report that some children have actually overcome social issues, norms and learning disabilities through this early launch. These types of testimonials have shaped the direction of Monster Treehouse Club, as it officially launches this month. Examiner met with Monster Treehouse Club, yesterday, April 28, 2015, to discuss the importance of such a program, where it got its roots and how they are utilizing the Internet and Social Media to reach children all over the United States. Monster Treehouse Club, a manifested vision of Marie Penix and Benjamin Offerhall, has left a mark on the hearts of children from all walks of life. This is primarily due to the unique nature of the product offered by Monster Treehouse Club, who truly believes that every child is a genius. The idea […]

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Educational App encourages “Social” with contests in promoting Math to our youth!

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PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED ON EXAMINER Whether your child attends a public school or is being homeschooled by you, there is no denying that educational yet interactive learning materials are top priority in giving your child the skills they need to succeed in the real world. The younger the children are, the more we seek to excite their core with educational games directed towards their age group. One company is working to supply this demand in a host of games under release that encourages innovation and the elements of Mathematical function. In 2013, Sproglit tested the waters with the launch and release of their first educational math game. This game was launched as a Beta iPad App and found its way into a number of schools in California, Utah and New York. This game was dubbed “Kyle Counts” and has found success through Beta users. The matrix that Kyle Counts was built on is being called “Math Arrow” and is now announcing a contest encouraging teachers and parents, who homeschool their children, to enter for a chance to win $1,000. Runners up will win prizes provided by Sproglit in gratitude for their participation. The contest is fairly easy to execute. Sproglit asks […]

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Marketing for Change: Only 1-in-3 parents read to their children, 8 and under

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PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED ON EXAMINER In a world where technology is so evolved that everything is possible, why are our children becoming more corrupted, lacking morals, becoming more spoiled, lacking conscious, etc.? Does it have to do with how we are raising them? Does it have to do with the minimum bonding time we are spending with them and in being the first teachers in their life? A new survey reports that “only one-in-three parents read bedtime stories at night…Children are more likely to spend time with TV or Video Games than books.” And, here lies the problem. Lack of bonding and discipline can lead to an increase in independence, but this increase can be harmful to a child if no direction is given. How are we showing our children we love them? How are we influencing their decisions? We get mad that they emulate what is seen on television, but we are not filling idle minds with wholesome data or swaying their mindsets in the way that we should. If we aren’t that positive role model in their life, we can’t be upset when “the entertainment” keeps them fulfilled and becomes their new “favorite person.” We can’t be upset when […]

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