Peg + Cat = A Win for Girls and Math

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Lauren’s Favorite Apps

Lauren has had an iPad since Thanksgiving. Since then, we have downloaded several apps, mostly free, for her to try. I wanted most of them to be semi-educational, since she loves to be on her iPad. We also use it as a motivator to get her to do things like pick up her toys, dress herself and go potty. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t.Her favorite apps at the moment are Endless Alphabet, PBS Parents Play & Learn, Netflix, & most of the Toca Boca apps, specifically the Toca Kitchen & Toca House apps. Click on each photo to go to iTunes....more

Proof of the Power of Public TV

While I do enjoy whatever glitz I might receive from working in the "entertainment" biz, I really am a research geek at heart. There's nothing like having your hard work tested, then not only approved but given a confirmation that it is statistically effective by the top researchers in the country, and the icing...children will benefit from this work!...more

Autism and Empathy

We've been noticing something recently. Rachel really loves her brothers, Simon in particular. She has always been sensitive to his feelings and they have always demonstrated what I call a "twin bond" -- they only have to glance at each other and they seem to have a full detailed conversation. We have never been able to scold Simon in front of her, not because of the noise, but because it meant her brother was in trouble....more