The tales they see and hear there can feed their own developing literacy.
Child development experts continue to debate the iPad's potential to help and to harm.
Those political champions need to learn from places that have done this successfully -- even places with very different governmental models. On the one hand there is no doubt that there are innovative local parenting programs and early childhood education models underway.
It has been more or less 100 years since Freud wrote many of his groundbreaking books and papers on the human mind. And while some of his theories have been discredited, many major ideas have been borne out and are still relevant today.
Children as young as three believe that hard work merits more reward. By the time they enter school, children are like little adults in their commitment to distributive justice. But is this impulse universal?
Does self-discipline today really pay off later in life -- in jobs, paychecks, promotions and bonuses, professional prestige and wealth? Surprisingly, given the importance of employment to well-being and the global economy, the link between self-control and job success has not been thoroughly studied. Until now.