Parents often use certain techniques with their ch... more
Parents often use certain techniques with their children in an attempt to engage them in learning and give them advantages in school. In this episode of The Lab, Daddy Clay and Daddy Brad consult with two master teachers and specialists who explain what kinds of parent and child interactions are helpful in child development. Being active with kids and playing can be important in brain development. Communication can help broaden vocabulary, stimulate language, expand social development, and improve motor skills. Learn which two questions are good to ask your kids to discover what they are thinking. Find out how hands-on activities can build thinking skills and teach problem solving. If you've got thoughts on this topic, drop a comment on this video or visit our forums at DadLabs.com and join the conversation. DadLabs Ep. 648 is brought to you by SmartyPants.
One of the emerging trends in education today is t... more
Language Immersion School
One of the emerging trends in education today is the growth of language immersion schools. In these settings, children are taught curriculum in a foreign language. In this episode of The Lab, DadLabs visits the Magellan International School, a language immersion school where kids are taught primarily in Spanish. Educators from the school discuss the benefits of such a multicultural program, along with what makes it easier for children to learn a second language. Daddy Clay and Daddy Brad offer their thoughts on language immersion education. Is this type of education something all you parents out there would choose for your kids? Give us your thoughts on DadLabs.com. DadLabs Ep. 572 is brought to you by BabyBjorn.