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Free Reading Resources for Our Children

By |2020-07-30T15:57:01+00:00July 23rd, 2020|Categories: Early Development|

Reading helps your baby develop her vocabulary as soon as she/he is born. Your baby’s brain is making associations with the words you read and the pictures you describe every time you read to her. To help her brain grow stronger, find books she really likes and read them over and over to give her a sense [...]

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

By |2020-06-01T20:53:55+00:00June 1st, 2020|Categories: Early Development, Literacy|

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 [...]

A Golden Opportunity

By |2020-03-27T19:51:38+00:00March 27th, 2020|Categories: Brain, Early Development|

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 [...]

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 |2019-10-22T19:26:12+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 |2019-05-23T18:25:08+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 |2018-10-22T19:53:31+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 [...]

Not Teaching Parents About Early Brain Development Is A Massive and Damaging Public Health Failure

By |2017-07-18T15:53:43+00:00July 17th, 2017|Categories: Baby, Brain, Early Development, IQ|

The biggest single public health deficit and failure in America today is the fact that almost no parents of newborn children have been told or taught that they can improve their child’s learning abilities significantly by exercising their baby’s brain in the first three years of life. The basic biological science on that issue is absolutely [...]

Welcome to the Three Key Years website

By |2019-05-23T18:23:30+00:00February 7th, 2017|Categories: Brain, Early Development|

February 7, 2017 Welcome to The Three Key Years Website for Helping Kids-- This Three Key Years website was created to help new mothers and new fathers have important tools and information they need to personally help with the very best support for both brain development and emotional development for their children. Very few parents are [...]

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