For individuals with speech challenges, text-to-speech applications can serve as a valuable resource for more natural communication with those around them. With common devices like smartphones, tablets, and PCs now featuring voice technology, developers are creating innovative solutions, which individuals who have difficulty speaking can utilize for more natural conversations with those around them. Eric …
Repeatedly looking at picture books about fruits and vegetables with parents enhances young children’s visual preferences towards the foods in the book (Houston-Price et al, 2009) and influences their willingness to taste these foods (Houston-Price, Butler & Shiba, 2009). This article explores whether the effects of picture book exposure are affected by infants' initial familiarity with and liking for the foods presented. In two experiments parents of 19- to 26-month-old toddlers were asked to read a picture book about a liked, disliked or unfamiliar fruit or vegetable with their child every day for two weeks. The impact of the intervention on both infants’ visual preferences and their eating behaviour was determined by the initial status of the target food, with the strongest effects for foods that were initially unfamiliar. Most strikingly, toddlers consumed more of the unfamiliar vegetable they had seen in their picture book than of a matched control vegetable. Results confirm the potential for picture books to play a positive role in encouraging healthy eating in your children.
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Kunnen kinderen in de toekomst hun eigen Transformers printen? Het klinkt als een aanlokkelijk vooruitzicht en het is weer een stap dichterbij gekomen nu Hasbro een partnership is aangegaan met 3D Systems. De twee bedrijven werken samen om innovatieve speelprinters te ontwikkelen met betrekking tot alle merken van de Hasbro-stal. “Wij geloven dat 3D-printen een ...
Welke apps en websites stimuleren digitale creativiteit bij kinderen? De nieuwe brochure 86 creatieve apps en sites bespreekt de origineelste en meest uitdagende apps en sites voor leerlingen van 7 tot 12 jaar.
The creators of the $25 credit-card-sized microcomputer Raspberry Pi didn’t intend to start a hacking revolution — they just wanted to encourage a new generation of young computer users to learn how to program.
But what’s all the rush, why do we feel like time is running out or moving faster than we can manage? Why are some of the most talented and intelligent professionals, especially those I meet in traditional publishing, running around as if there hair is literally on fire? What has changed so dramatically in the past decade? And what messages are we, as adults, passing onto our little ones when we seem so distracted by all these ‘shiny new devices’ appearing everywhere in our lives these days? Are we worried? YES! Do we know how to handle it? NO!
A new product from a team of former Googlers makes its easy to search without sharing the data with anyone else. The company says it’s proving popular — which could one day be trouble for Google and ad firms that depend on data.
Critical thinking skills are what we want our students to develop. Without these skills we can not guarantee a sound and effective education that will enable our kids to seamlessly blend in tomorrow 's job market.
September was our biggest month ever on Apps Playground, with 34,456 unique visitors to our website. Which, by the way, relaunched with a spiffy new design.It was also a really good month for new children’s apps on iPhone and iPad: we were truly spoiled for choice when it came to compiling our monthly roundup of the best ones. Our selection can be found below.