The Urban Child Institute

Touch, talk, read, play in a new way at the Pink Palace more

Jan 1, 2014 12:05 AM Health

Free play grows a child’s knowledge of himself and his world. more

Nov 1, 2013 12:05 AM Education

The more words kids hear at home, the better they’ll be able to express themselves. more

Sep 1, 2013 12:05 AM

We’ve been telling parents to Touch Talk Read Play (TTRP) with their kids for years, and the message is catching on. Parents and their children are enjoying growth together by interacting in these ... more

Jul 1, 2013 12:05 AM Health

May is a busy month in Memphis, with things to do blooming in every corner of the city. Festivals are packed with people; the Redbirds are playing ball; attractions like the zoo and botanic gardens... more

Jun 1, 2013 12:05 AM

In his 2013 State of the Union address, President Obama said, “Study after study shows that the sooner a child begins learning, the better he or she does down the road.” He’s right. Children wh... more

May 1, 2013 12:05 AM Education

Now that it's warmer, take baby outdoors to play more

Apr 1, 2013 12:05 AM Health

Cold temperatures don't have to limit play with baby more

Feb 1, 2013 12:05 AM Travel

During election season, we are privileged to use an important tool with the power to benefit our children: The vote. On November 6th, Memphians will vote on Presidential and local candidates as... more

Dec 1, 2012 12:05 AM

Baby's first three years critical to healthy brain development more

Nov 1, 2012 12:05 AM Health

If your child attended a good preschool last year, chances are he grew up, a lot. The classroom helps children gain independence and new skills. Here is what your kindergartner should be able to do... more

Aug 2, 2012 11:01 AM Education

The benefits of Touching, Talking, Reading, and Playing (TTRP) with your young child are monumental, promoting brain development and preparing her for a successful life as an adult.   Even befo... more

Jul 1, 2012 12:05 AM Health

The power of the human brain is amazing. Experts met at the Urban Child Institute to discuss the science of brains, and how to maximize early brain development.   Just the Facts At birt... more

May 1, 2012 12:05 AM Health

Sparking brain development Touching, talking with, reading to and playing with kids sparks brain development. These actions aren’t only filling your child’s brain with memories and information,... more

Apr 1, 2012 12:05 AM Health

How do kids learn to behave? By watching us. more

Mar 1, 2012 12:05 AM Health

Holidays sprinkle much needed levity into our lives, bringing friends and families together in meaningful ways. But as much fun as special occasions can be, family gatherings can also disrupt famil... more

Feb 1, 2012 11:00 PM Health

Babies speak to us early, with non-verbal cues. more

Feb 1, 2012 11:00 PM Health

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