Background Noise Makes It Harder For Toddlers To Learn Language: Here’s How Parents Can Help

Children find it harder to learn new words if they are surrounded by background noise, a study has found. “Modern homes are filled with noisy distractions such as TV, radio, and people talking that could affect how children learn words at early ages,” said Brianna McMillan, doctoral student in psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, who…


Toys ‘R’ Us To Hold Christmas Shopping Events For Families Affected By Autism

Toys “R” Us has announced it will be holding additional Christmas shopping hours specifically for families affected by autism and special needs.  The toy shop hopes to provide a positive experience for children with autism, who may struggle under normal conditions in store. Lights will be slightly dimmed and fluorescent lighting will be reduced where…