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Reading Helps Your Baby Develop Her/His Vocabulary as Soon as She/He is Born

The guiding principals for building strong brains are simple: During the first Three Key Years of life, Talk. Read. Play. Count. Sing with your children. In this post we want to specifically explore, ‘reading’ with your child(ren). Reading helps your baby develop her/his vocabulary as soon as she/he is born. Your baby’s brain is making associations with the words you read and the pictures [...]

By |June 1st, 2020|Categories: Early Development, Literacy|0 Comments

A Golden Opportunity

We are living in challenging, unprecedented times. The hour-to-hour uncertainty of the Covid 19 Pandemic has created stress for families around the globe. We are “Sheltering in Place”, schools have been closed and parents are working from home. In adversity there is creativity and before us there is a golden opportunity for families to share valuable time together. From its [...]

By |March 27th, 2020|Categories: Brain, Early Development|0 Comments

Tips for Reading Aloud to Your Kids – from a Parent in the Trenches

New science teaches us how a child’s brain develops billions of neurons from daily positive, loving activities. This phenomenal neuron growth in turn leads to a strong brain for life. This new science is the key focus of what we share with you here at ThreeKeyYears.org. Talking, reading, playing, counting, and singing appear as simple, fun activities to do with [...]

By |October 22nd, 2019|Categories: Baby, Brain, Early Development, Literacy|0 Comments

The Most Important Number in America is Learning Readiness at Age Four

The Institute for InterGroup Understanding has maintained an ongoing campaign to raise awareness about early brain development and what parents, teachers, and communities can do to promote neural connectivity in children’s brains.  Outlined below are the key points from the full length article. Children Need to be Learning Ready by Age Four Parents, teachers and communities can have a profound [...]

By |August 26th, 2019|Categories: Baby, Brain, Early Development|0 Comments

We Need to Fix This Now

In May 2019, Intergroup initiated an awareness campaign about learning gaps in schools, and solutions to related problems. The key learnings from the piece are as follows: Learning Gaps We have massive learning gaps in our schools, and those gaps are getting worse because we have growing numbers of children being born into the low end of those gaps, and [...]

By |July 29th, 2019|Categories: Baby, Brain, Early Development|0 Comments

Three Key Years Launches a Grandparent’s Campaign

In May 2019, threekeyyear.org launched a Grandparent’s Campaign to raise awareness regarding how Grandparents have the unique ability to very directly help their grandchildren build stronger brains and a sense of being emotionally secure. Babies learn by interacting with trusted adults. The Three Key Years Grandparent’s Campaign provides tools and content that can be shared among new parents and grandparents. [...]

By |June 8th, 2019|Categories: Brain, Literacy|0 Comments