This Week in Little News 2/25/2022
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👶 🍼 Recent Pediatric News
CDC quietly lowers early childhood speech standards
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has quietly changed their standards for early childhood development, as the effects of pandemic policies on children’s development, from speech to reading to other basics, becomes increasingly more apparent. The professionals are worried about the early intervention when the earlier the better for treatment when it comes to speech development.
CDC vaccine panel recommends cholera, tick-borne encephalitis vaccines for some traveling children
A federal vaccine panel is recommending vaccines for certain children who are traveling to areas where they could be at risk of tick-borne encephalitis or cholera. Recommendations from the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices will not be final until they are approved by the CDC director. The AAP will review the CDC’s recommendations and make official policy recommendations of its own.
🔬🧬 Kids and Babies Related Scientific Research
Is migraine tied to complications in pregnancy?
Women with migraine may have a higher risk of pregnancy complications like preterm delivery, gestational high blood pressure, and preeclampsia, according to a preliminary study. Researchers also found that women with migraine with aura may have a somewhat higher risk of preeclampsia than women with migraine without aura.
California's push for computer science education examined
New studies of computer science education at California high schools found that a greater emphasis on computer science education did not produce the anticipated spillover effects, neither improving nor harming students' math or English language arts skills, according to school-level test scores.
Positive parenting can reduce the risk that children develop obesity
New research from Penn State found that children with positive, early interactions with their caregivers - characterized by warmth, responsiveness, and a stimulating home environment - were at reduced risk of childhood obesity.
A Minecraft build can be used to teach almost any subject
A professor has used Minecraft to teach a class on the history and culture of modernity. The course was based entirely within the game server, with instructions, in-class communication, and course work almost exclusively carried out within the Minecraft world and over the messaging app Discord. This new pedagogical framework presented the researchers with the opportunity to see how the students used the game to achieve academic goals.
🤑💸 Discounts on and news about kids’ products
Carter’s has 2- and 4-piece jammies at up to 50% off
Pottery Barn has a spring sale with everything up to 60% off
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Ergobaby offers 30% off Hip Seat Baby Carrier with a code HIPSEAT30
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Mustela offers 25% for skincare line for eczema-prone skin. Use code ECZEMA25 https://www.mustelausa.com
Melissa & Doug offers 25% off developmental play toys https://www.melissaanddoug.com