18-46 Segment 2: How Pre-Kindergarten Can Prepare Our Children

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From the moment a child is born, parents are working to get them off on the best possible foot in everything from sports to academics. We look into how families can best evaluate good pre-kindergarten programs for children, and how those programs can set kids up for success.


  • Dr. Suzzanne Bouffard, author of The Most Important Year: Pre-Kindergarten and the Future of Our Children

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15-41 Segment 1: Teaching Kids to Read: It starts before they even begin to speak!

Every parent wants their child to excel in school, and a big part of succeeding is learning to read well. Some parents try to teach their children to read when they’re toddlers, but is that too early? When should children be taught to read and how? Our two guests, one a professor specializing in early childhood, the other an author of children’s books, share their opinions on the subject.

Host: Gary Price. Guests: Margaret Owen, Director of Children and Families at the University of Texas at Dallas. She’s also the Robinson Family Professor of Psychological Sciences, and head of the program in Human Development and Early Childhood Disorders. Mark Gonyea, children’s writer and author of Monkey Suit.

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