WEDNESDAY, Sept. 20, 2017 -- A "green schoolyard" might boost the health of children in your community, researchers report.
"Green schoolyards can include outdoor classrooms, native gardens, storm water capture, traditional play equipment, vegetable gardens, trails, trees and more," Dr. Stephen Pont said in an American Academy of Pediatrics news release.
SUNDAY, Aug. 13, 2017 -- Many children look forward to heading back to school, but an expert in child psychology notes that the new school year can cause anxiety for some kids.
The start of the school year may be especially stressful for some children in a transition year, such as going into kindergarten, into middle school or to a new school, according to Rachel Busman. She's a senior clinical psychologist at the Child Mind Institute in New York City.
MONDAY, Aug. 7, 2017 -- New research supports the advice that it's never too early to start reading to a child. Children start to recognize and follow some rules of reading and writing as young as age 3, study findings reveal.