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Patricia Kuhl shares astonishing findings about how babies learn one language over another — by listening to the humans around them and "taking statistics" on the sounds they need to know. Clever lab experiments (and brain scans) show how 6-month-old babies use sophisticated reasoning to understand their world. (Filmed at TEDxRainier.)

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Free birth support for women in need! 

Melbourne volunteer doulas are offering support and education during
pregnancy, labour and at home after the baby comes, for mums who need it most.

 

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This is a really interestng article on the importance of music and movement in language development by Maryann Harman, M.A.

Quote of the week!

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I am often accused of being childish.  I prefer to interpret that as child-like.  I still get wildly enthusiastic about little things.  I tend to exaggerate and fantasize and embellish.  I still listen to instinctual urges.  I play with leaves.  I skip down the street and run against the wind.  I never water my garden without soaking myself.  It has been after such times of joy that I have achieved my greatest creativity and produced my best work. ~Leo F. Buscaglia, Bus 9 to Paradise

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Beautifully illustrated, wonderfully written personalised children’s books, created especially for every kid. This is bespoke storytelling like never before.

April 22, 2013

‘Kool kidzz’ is a fun, stimulating & educational place for children to spend their time during the school holidays. The program is influenced by the Steiner Philosophy, where the primary focus is to encourage children to express their imagination, creativity & freedom through the arts, nature, music & dance with a range of interactive drama games. 

March 15, 2013

Brené Brown studies human connection — our ability to empathize, belong, love. In a poignant, funny talk, she shares a deep insight from her research, one that sent her on a personal quest to know herself as well as to understand humanity. A talk to share.

April 22, 2013

Here's an easy pattern for making these fabulous 5 Little Monkey finger puppets! 

Quote of the week!

April 22, 2013

“Children are happy because they don't have a file in their minds called "All the Things That Could Go Wrong.”  ― Marianne Williamson

March 15, 2013

"Babies and young children are like the R&D division of the human species," says psychologist Alison Gopnik. Her research explores the sophisticated intelligence-gathering and decision-making that babies are really doing when they play.

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