Picturebook Overload

One pic, two pics, three pics, four. I don’t want to learn anymore! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Big letters, bright pictures, and lots of sparkles! What better way to get a toddler hyped for storytime! But could all that visual bling be overloading

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Modern Family

Not one, not two, but a hundred-and-one dalmatians! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. It’s hard to spot one cute black-and-white puppy without picturing the other ninety-eight. But what if proud doggy parents Pongo and Perdita couldn’t have babies? Sadly, infertility is a struggle for

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Smarter Taller Kids

Hey older mom, feeling a bit guilty about being an older mom? Not so fast! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. There are well-known health risks for babies associated with being born to a mother who is older. Particularly when she’s over the magic age

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Parental Attention Deficit

Being a perfect parent. The secret is. . . what? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Some kids who are raised in overcrowded institutions can have developmental issues. Attention deficit disorder, problems speaking. Lack of individual attention can really slow mental development. Charles Nelson at

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Little Champs

How do kids have so much BLEEPING energy? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Young children can scream and run around all day. It’s like they have enough energy to be Olympic athletes… But could they really? Anthony Birat and colleagues at Clermont-Auvergne University decided

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Bad Guys Lose

Revenge is sweet. Science says so! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. We love a happy ending! The hero riding off into the sunset, while the villain reaps what he sowed. We pay to see this movie again and again. Is enjoying it part of

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No More Wheezing

Hey, tired new parents! Got an infant who wheezes her way through the night? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science, saying: Get a dog! Saying, at least that’s according to a study by the University of Cincinnati’s Paloma Campo. Campo tested air quality in the

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Toys for Tots

Are you buying too many toys for your kids?? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Children leave toys everywhere in the house. What a mess! Sure, there’s no doubt that playing is critical for child development. But does the NUMBER OF TOYS affect how children

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