The Week in Early Learning

This week’s best reads about early learning from around the web – January 18, 2019 edition.


Did you know there’s a chicken nugget recall? Or that scientists may have found a way to prevent food allergies? It’s hard to stay in the loop of what’s going on in the world of early learning. But we’ve got you covered!

Each week we will comb through the web and find the most interesting early childhood reads.


Target is making a bigger bet on baby — via CNBC

Target already has inexpensive baby crib sheets, stuffed animals and baby bath toys. And now with Babies R Us stores gone, Target sees an opportunity to bring affordable items like diapers, wipes, toiletries, utensils and bowls. Families will be able to show for these new  items starting Sunday. Target says most items will be priced under $10.

Perdue’s chicken nugget recall—what parents need to know — via Motherly


‘Intensive’ Parenting Is Now the Norm in America — via The Atlantic

Supervised, enriching playtime. Frequent conversations about thoughts and feelings. Patient, well-reasoned explanations of household rules. And extracurriculars. Lots and lots of extracurriculars. This is a parenting style that has been common in upper-middle-class households for at least a generation. But according to a recent survey, this child-rearing philosophy now has a much broader appeal — it’s what everyone aspires to.

CEO Launches ‘Infants at Work’ Program for Employees Returning From Parental Leave — via Fatherly

One company is making it easier for new parents to return to work. On January 8, Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa announced their “Infants at Work” program which allows parents to bring their babies to the office every day for the first six months.


How gut bacteria from infants could prevent food allergyvia UChicago News

New research shows that healthy infants have intestinal bacteria that prevent the development of food allergies. These findings could impact the treatment of a disease that now affects 15 million Americans.


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