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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

Cuddling Actually Strengthens Your Baby’s Genes

Amazing new science about the huge value and the direct immediate impact and the powerful long-term benefit that results from cuddling our children in the first weeks and months of life now shows us that our genetic programing actually changes in a positive way for children who are cuddled. That is an amazing discovery. Epigenetics are now relevant and [...]

By |July 28th, 2018|Categories: Baby, Brain, Early Development|0 Comments

Dr. Nadine Burke Harris Writes a Brilliant Book on Adverse Childhood Experiences

More than 3 million people have watched Dr. Nadine Burke Harris’s TED Talk on adverse childhood experiences and her insights as a scientist, pediatrician, therapist, healer, and mother. People watch and re-watch her TED Talk because it is so powerfully persuasive and incredibly informative about the impact of adverse childhood experiences on us all. Dr. Vincent Felitti and his team [...]

By |January 27th, 2018|Categories: Baby, Brain, Early Development|0 Comments