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Breastfeeding Helps Build Strong Brains

By |2023-11-14T15:45:28+00:00August 14th, 2023|Categories: Baby, Breastfeeding|

August is National Breastfeeding Month. Several studies have now shown that the children who have been breastfed also tend to be better learners and tend to have, on average, stronger brains. That is new information and it is anchored in the new brain science that we are learning from current research about the impact of [...]

Hey Dad! You Hold Super Powers for Helping Your Baby to Build a Super Strong Brain for Life

By |2023-06-16T16:36:50+00:00June 16th, 2023|Categories: Baby, Brain, Early Development, IQ|

DAD… Today’s the day we celebrate all that you do, all the roles you play, and all the love and care you give to your family. You are truly a SUPERHERO by every measure. Of all the important roles you play in your child’s life, did you know you have another SUPERHERO ability you may [...]

Books for Black History Month – 2024

By |2024-02-22T01:07:03+00:00February 1st, 2024|Categories: Baby, Brain, Early Development, Literacy|

February is such a celebratory month… Especially because it’s Black History Month! Did you know there are a number of wonderful books for children that celebrate and honor babies born as a beautiful Black child? What a perfect time to discover some of those books to read to your little ones every day. Check out [...]

Happy Mother’s Day from Three Key Years

By |2023-02-10T16:52:54+00:00April 30th, 2021|Categories: Baby, Brain, Literacy|

The bond between a mother and child is immeasurable. In honor of Mother's Day, May 9, 2021, we want to acknowledge and thank all mothers for your unconditional love, care, support and everything you do! Reading to a child in her/his first three years will help her/him to develop a stronger brain. During these Three Key Years, billions [...]

World Breastfeeding Week 2020

By |2020-08-03T19:21:43+00:00August 3rd, 2020|Categories: Baby, Breastfeeding|

Each year, the first week of August is recognized as World Breastfeeding Week; the theme of World Breastfeeding Week 2020 is “Support breastfeeding for a healthier planet”.  Three Key Years hopes to increase the awareness surrounding the science that support the benefits of breastfeeding.  The security and bond between mother and child has always been a [...]

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

By |2019-10-25T00:48:04+00:00October 22nd, 2019|Categories: Baby, Brain, Early Development, Literacy|

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 [...]

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

By |2023-01-26T20:04:13+00:00August 26th, 2019|Categories: Baby, Brain, Early Development|

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 [...]

We Need to Fix This Now

By |2019-07-29T17:49:25+00:00July 29th, 2019|Categories: Baby, Brain, Early Development|

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 [...]

Cuddling Actually Strengthens Your Baby’s Genes

By |2023-01-26T19:53:21+00:00July 28th, 2018|Categories: Baby, Brain, Early Development|

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 [...]

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

By |2022-08-30T18:27:32+00:00January 27th, 2018|Categories: Baby, Brain, Early Development|

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 [...]

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