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This seems to be gaining quite a bit of press. Your Baby Can Read! is a video series that encourages parents to put infants as young as three months in front of a screen to teach them to read. The CFCC has filed a complaint with the FTC saying “Your Baby Can Read” is not only false and misleading, the program “poses significant health and safety risks to infants” who are encouraged to sit in front of TVs and computer monitors by parents who hope they can get a headstart...
The Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood is launching their Screen-free Week 2011 on April 18. You can register an event for others to join to get community participation and support in your area. Or, you can join an even already registered event.    CCFC is sending out a series of emails to highlight the importance of Screen-free Week, along with tips for preparing and  suggestions for screen-free activities.  Click HERE to sign up.   There are lots of free...
  With the Raw Milk Symposium coming up we thought this would make a great discussion for the MDC community. What are your arguments for or against raw milk? We all have heard the concerns about unpasteurized milk - but are they valid? According to the CDC at least ten million Americans now consume raw milk, which is a pretty large number of people.   Do you drink raw milk?       
  Sharing this with all our Lactivism mamas.        MOTHERS’ MILK BANK AT AUSTIN JOINS MILK BANK PEERS IN URGENT CALL FOR DONATIONS Nationwide supply is inadequate to meet demand for premature and ill infants in need   The Mothers’ Milk Bank at Austin, one of the largest suppliers of donor human milk to hospitals across Texas and in 14 states, is joining The Human Milk Banking Association of North America (HMBANA) to ask healthy lactating mothers to...
A good article from NPR about what a government shut down would entail:   http://www.npr.org/2011/04/08/135239853/whats-closed-and-whats-not-in-a-shutdown?sc=fb&cc=fp        
Here's a topic of interest to those of us with food dye sensitivities. Thoughts?       Full article here.   Do you think there should be a warning label to make parents more aware of the harm these dyes cause children?
The Earth Day giveaway is closed. Thanks to everyone who took part and thank you to Bella Luna Toys for sponsoring this giveaway! Please keep your eye on MDC for more giveaways in the future.   The randomly chosen winner is MDC member Sageovalente! Congrats! You will be contacted through private messaging here on MDC.   -----   Enter the Countdown to Earth Day Giveaway!   Follow the instructions below to complete your entry to win a beautiful Wishbone...
Anyone familiar with any Reggio or Reggio-inspired schools in the Capital District, NY (Albany, Saratoga region)? Thanks!
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