Kia Ora dear friends and lovely geeks
I’m just gonna dive into some link sharing, sans preamble. Tons, today:
First, a link to a report about some research that reminds us to hold our babies, A LOT. There is no such thing as too much! (*unless your arms are sore, in which case you gotta get a sling). And THIS is from the London School of Economics, about the role of money in children’s lives (spoiler that is not really a spoiler: inequality is not our friend).
Here is an interesting wee article from Mothering mag, it’s about breastfeeding practices all over the world. Go, Mongolia, go! And here is the Washington Post, reporting on research about fathers’ differing habits with their girl- or boy-babies. Meanwhile, this is a li’l something from Harvard Medical School about the evolution of our brains.
So this weird thing happens now and then where the people raising a ruckus about the stuff I care about are those who seemingly sit on the opposite (i.e. Right!) of the political spectrum to me and my lefty ways. It is true here, where a group of concerned New Zealanders are questioning the amount of screen time in schools. Yeah, I’m worried too! On a similar subject: check out THIS from Scientific American, about the ways that students are better off WITHOUT a laptop in the classroom. And one for good luck, research from Penn State about how texting is just too tempting for students.
Finally, cos I gotta sort domestic stuff before school is over and my kids need their mama, this is a link to a page from the excellent Conversation about parental involvement in education. Irony! Hello! You’re never far away, are you?