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Like all families, you wonder what your new addition is "saying."  Mothers, fathers and grandparents jockey over interpreting the new baby:. Does she want to be held? Or has she been held too much? Is she hungry or wet or weary? And who knows best?  Scientists have analyzed infants’ cries by pitch, tone, volume and rhythm. Infants indeed make cries that correlate to hunger, fatigue, discomfort, pain, a bid for interaction – or to letting off steam at the end of the day.  http://families.naeyc.org/families-today/interpreting-newborn 

 

 “Texas uses fourth grade reading scores to project the number of prison cells they’re going to need 10 years later.”

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Excerpt from Beyond Remote-Controlled Childhood: Teaching Children in the Media Ageby Diane E. Levin, 96–98. 2013.

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Economists have figured out that investing in young children has a great return on investment. 

A few quoted facts from their Early Child Development fact sheet

There are only 2,000 days between the time a baby is born and when that child shows up for the first day of kindergarten. Experiences during these 2,000 days have a lasting impact on later learning, health & success.