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Talk To Children While Watching Television

A study published in the Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine has found a link between parents who interact less with their children while watching television and delayed linguistic development in kids between 8 months and 16 months. 329 children between the ages of 2 months to 2 years were kept under observation by researchers at t ...read more

An interview with Nurture the Nature author Michael Gurian

We at GreatDad are obviously strong believers that moms and dads have different parenting styles. Both are important and play different roles in the emotional, moral, and intellectual development of the child. While we also believe that children thrive on love, positive parenting, and supportive environments, we can’t help but ...read more

Helping young children start school

P { margin: 0px; } A new school year can make young children nervous, especially if they are entering a new environment. Whether they are starting preschool, kindergarten or first grade, some children may be worried about the new setting and the new experience, and there are things that parents and families can do to help their children make a s ...read more

Choosing a Preschool

P { margin: 0px; } Even before kindergarten, parents should be aware of ways to make the most of learning opportunities for their young children. One important choice for many families in their child's early years involves preschool or child care.   The first years of a child's life are a crucial development period, and children who are n ...read more

Astronomy for kids 4-10

Note: To receive great ideas for activities with kids subscribe now to the free GreatDad newsletter for dads of 4-8 year olds.   CURRENT MOON var ccm_cfg = { pth:'http://www.moonmodule.com/cs/', fn:'ccm_v1.swf', lg:'en', hs:1 ...read more

Toddlers learn from TV

Dads, if you have you been ranting about the amount of time your children spend in front of the TV, think again. It appears television may not be all that bad for the kids after all. An article in the New York Times suggests that interactive TV may actually be helping toddlers to learn.

Toilet Learning for Toddlers

P { margin: 0px; } Note: Subscribe now to our newsletter to receive great info for new dads. Also visit GreatDad's page on Toddler Advice for dads. Toileting (or using the potty) is one of the most basic physical needs of young children. It is also one of the most difficult topics of communication among parents, child care provi ...read more

Schools to find newer ways to identify learning disability

P { margin: 0px; } According to US federal law, schools could only identify children as learning disabled by comparing their scores on intelligence tests with their academic achievement. This meant that many students could not avail of special education help until third or fourth grade. Now the Education Department has issued regulations to allo ...read more

Kids take to the arts

Dads keen on the development of their kids' artistic sensibilities would appreciate this. Schools in New York, supported by the city's Education Department, are going all out to encourage the arts amongst their students. Click here to read more.

Advice for dads: Building your child’s library

Intend to build a library for your kids to get them interested in reading? Well, children's books are not always inexpensive. Also, some of the books you wish to buy may be out of print. Buying used books makes a lot of sense in such cases. Click here to read more about buying used books for your child's library.

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