How can you encourage your kids to be the best they can possibly be? HITN Learning partnered with some of the best early childhood educational experts in the country. Check out what they have to say.

Advice from HITN Learning experts
September 28, 2020

How to Support Learning at Home

by Karen Nemeth, Ed.M. It is a truly awesome and difficult responsibility to be in charge of not only your family’s well-being and your own work, but your child’s education…
Advice from HITN Learning experts
September 7, 2020

Summer Fun en Casa

Did you miss our three exciting bilingual Author Read Alouds and our two family concerts from our Summer Fun en Casa series? See them here! Book Reading: “Behind My Mask”…
Advice from HITN Learning experts
August 18, 2020

New School Year, Now What?

The beginning of this school year will be like no other. Many districts have already announced their plans to reopen schools. To control the spread of the coronavirus and accommodate…
Advice from HITN Learning experts
August 18, 2020

What is a Specific Learning Disability?

By Marie Tejero Hughes, PhD and Geraldo Tobon, MEd Children with a specific learning disability (LD) have a condition that makes it difficult to process information in their brains. The…
Advice from HITN Learning experts
August 18, 2020

Getting Your Child Ready for School During COVID-19

What will school look like this fall? Will kids go back to school in-person or will they learn online? For many families this is not clear yet and whatever is…
Advice from HITN Learning experts
July 13, 2020

Common Sense Media LIVE Event

More time at home = more screen time for kids. Pandemic weary parents are struggling with the question how much is too much?! Watch our discussion with Maria Alvarez, Vice…
Advice from HITN Learning experts
June 29, 2020

The Fourth of July 2020

Why do we celebrate the Fourth of July in the United States? On July 4, 1776, delegates to the Second Continental Congress from the colonies officially adopted the Declaration of…
Advice from HITN Learning expertsSocial Emotional Learning
June 29, 2020

Raising Children who Appreciate Diversity

By Dr. Lorea MartinezNot too long ago, my five-year old declared “I want to learn how bones work.” This statement generated a great deal of learning--we went to the library…
Advice from HITN Learning experts
June 22, 2020

FACEBOOK LIVE

Did you miss our Facebook Live with Dina Castro? Don’t worry! You can still catch it here and learn more about the advantages of bilingual kids!
Advice from HITN Learning experts
May 25, 2020

Memorial Day 2020

Here is what you need to know about Memorial Day in the United States: It was created to honor the men and women who died while serving in the U.S.…
Advice from HITN Learning experts
May 25, 2020

Help Your Child Develop Social Skills

By Karen Nemeth, Ed.M There are many benefits to spending more time at home with your family. You might have more time to relax together or time to play and…
Advice from HITN Learning experts
May 22, 2020

FACEBOOK LIVE

Did you miss our Facebook Live with Dr. Herbert Ginsburg? Don’t worry! You can still catch it here and learn how storybooks are a great teaching opportunity!
Advice from HITN Learning experts
May 11, 2020

Smart Ideas for Teaching your Preschooler Good Behavior

By Liliam Perez, Doctor of Education Values and rules are the first laws that our children learn at home and are the foundation for raising respectful citizens. As parents, we…
Advice from HITN Learning experts
May 7, 2020

FACEBOOK LIVE

As a mom, you likely carry so many burdens during difficult times such as these. You may feel exhausted, stressed, and go through many emotions that are sometimes hard to…
Advice from HITN Learning experts
May 4, 2020

READING LIST FOR MOMS

HITN is celebrating this Mother’s Day in a special way. Being a mom is a very hard job under the best of circumstances. But with the pandemic, when you have…
Advice from HITN Learning experts
April 28, 2020

Enjoying Photos with the Whole Family

By Karen Nemeth, Ed.M One way to introduce your children to your family traditions and special events is through the photographs you take. Those pictures are filled with people, places,…
Advice from HITN Learning experts
April 23, 2020

FACEBOOK LIVE

Dr. Mariana Diaz-Wionczek, Children’s Media Specialist and TEDx Speaker shared tips on how to make the most of increased time at home with your little ones and how to teach…
Advice from HITN Learning experts
April 21, 2020

The Corona Pandemic and its Effects on the Environment

It is the 50th Anniversary of the first Earth Day, April 22, 1970. Earth Day was the beginning of the modern environmental movement to clean up the planet. Leading up…
Advice from HITN Learning experts
April 13, 2020

Recycle, Reduce, REUSE

There is a lot we can do to reuse everyday household materials, so they don’t end up in landfills, at least not for a while. Like recycling, reusing items such…
Advice from HITN Learning experts
April 3, 2020

Staying Connected and Sane during the Coronavirus

By Dr. Lorea Martinez The spread of the coronavirus is asking a lot from families, from homeschooling and work from home schedules to quarantine mandates and social distancing. It is…
Advice from HITN Learning experts
March 30, 2020

FACEBOOK LIVE

This video is from our live event with social/emotional learning expert Dr. Lorea Martinez. For a summary of her main points about how to take care of yourself and your…
Advice from HITN Learning experts
March 20, 2020

SEL Resources

The Urban Assembly and SEL4US are holding a Social and Emotional Learning Day on March 27 to promote the importance of SEL for all children. There has been a lot…
Advice from HITN Learning expertsSocial Emotional Learning
March 20, 2020

How to Help Your Child Feel Safe about COVID-19

By Dr. Lorea MartinezSchools across the United States are closed because of the new coronavirus, COVID-19, major universities have canceled in-person classes, and companies have mandated employees to work from…
Advice from HITN Learning experts
March 18, 2020

Discovering Science with your Preschooler

By Karen Nemeth, Ed.M   Young children are natural scientists. Everything is new and amazing to them. They love to explore and try new things. Lucky for them, there is…
Advice from HITN Learning experts
March 17, 2020

Make Your Kids’ TV Time Count

By Mariana Diaz-Wionczek, Ph.D Want to upgrade your kids’ TV-watching experiences? Need some ideas? This is the article for you! Some of us feel a bit lost when trying to…
Advice from HITN Learning expertsSocial Emotional Learning
March 16, 2020

Can’t My Kids Just Get Along?

By Dr. Lorea MartinezMy two daughters argue. A lot. They can play nicely together but, at some point, the game goes sideways and the emotions rise. “I told you not…
Advice from HITN Learning experts
March 15, 2020

Suggested Reading List of Books by Latina Writers

This is a list of children’s and young adult books by just some of the Latina authors writing for young Latinas today. There are many more wonderful writers whom you…
Advice from HITN Learning experts
March 14, 2020

Living in Two Worlds: A Reading List

Those who grow up as part of two (or more!) cultures often get the best of both worlds, but also have to deal with challenging experiences. These books explore in…
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March 13, 2020

Enjoying Technology with your Child

By Karen Nemeth, EdMChildren grow up seeing a lot of people focusing on their phones and screens and it can feel isolating to a child. I like to think of…
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March 12, 2020

Free and Creative Play: The Main Ingredient for Raising Smart, Healthy and Happy Children

By Liliam Perez, Doctor of Education As parents, we always want to give our children what we believe is best for them. Some of us, however, feel pressured because we…
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March 11, 2020

Using Your Neighborhood to Encourage Conversations with your Preschooler

By Karen Nemeth, EdMPreschool children learn so much by listening and talking. In fact, research shows that conversations you have with your child can do a lot to prepare them…
Advice from HITN Learning experts
March 10, 2020

Encouraging Conversations with Your Primary-Grade Child (K-2)

By Karen Nemeth, EdMEvery young child’s day is filled with learning at school and in their neighborhood. Research shows that conversations you have with your child help them remember and…
Advice from HITN Learning experts
March 9, 2020

Goldilocks Does Math: Using Storybooks to Teach Everyday Math

By Herbert P. Ginsburg, Ph.D. Most parents and young children (from roughly 2 years of age) love the experience of reading a storybook together.  Watch how Rita Sanchez reads Goldilocks…
Advice from HITN Learning expertsSocial Emotional Learning
March 4, 2020

Social Emotional Learning: A Journey to the Heart of Every Child

By Dr. Lorea MartinezPablo is hiding in the bathroom. He doesn’t want to go to school. Since school started, his best friend has started playing with other kids, and he…
Advice from HITN Learning expertsSocial Emotional Learning
March 4, 2020

Self-Care Is Not Selfish

By Dr. Lorea MartinezI was putting on my sneakers when my 8-year old daughter came into the room to inform me that her science project was due the following day,…
Advice from HITN Learning experts
March 4, 2020

Raising Bilingual Children

By Dina Castro, PhD, MPHThe goal of education is to give all children the opportunity to develop their potential, and that begins from early childhood. For children of immigrant families…
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March 4, 2020

Exploring Math with your Preschooler through Everyday Chores

By Liliam Perez, Doctor of Education Helping Your Preschooler Learn Math and Language Skills, While Spending Time Together Before and After School As parents and caregivers of our children, we…
Advice from HITN Learning experts
March 4, 2020

Bilingual Parenting

By Mariana Diaz-Wionczek, PhD.Bilingualism is a beautiful thing!  Being able to speak two languages builds many bridges and widens our view of the world… and it all starts at home,…
Advice from HITN Learning expertsSocial Emotional Learning
March 3, 2020

Media and Technology Advice for Your Family

What is cyberbullying and how can I prevent it? Cyberbullying is a problem of the digital era. We’ll explain what it is and how you can teach your children to…
Advice from HITN Learning experts
March 3, 2020

Every Child Counts

By Sandra Gutierrez, Founder and Executive Director of Abriendo Puertas/Opening Doors   In our work with families across 40 states, we often hear stories about the lack of resources for…
Advice from HITN Learning experts
March 2, 2020

Women’s History Month
Anika Aldamuy Denise

Anika Aldamuy Denise writes many picture books that make her laugh, touch her heart, inspire her curiosity, and celebrate her bicultural Puerto Rican-Italian heritage. Her stories are often about family and…
Advice from HITN Learning experts
March 2, 2020

Women’s History Month
Pam Muñoz Ryan

Pam Muñoz Ryan was born in Bakersfield, California, in 1951. With half of her family from Mexico and the other half from Oklahoma, Muñoz Ryan jokes that she grew up…
Advice from HITN Learning experts
March 2, 2020

Women’s History Month
Alma Flor Ada

Alma Flor Ada is the award-winning author of more than 200 books for children. She is also a poet, storyteller, educator, mother, and grandmother. With a Ph.D. in literature and…
Advice from HITN Learning experts
March 2, 2020

Women’s History Month
Elizabeth Acevedo

Elizabeth is one of the United States’s up and coming Latina writers for young adults. She is a winner of the 2018 National Book Award for Young People’s Literature with…
Advice from HITN Learning experts
January 20, 2020

Helping our Youngest Children Be Ready for School… And Life

By Adrián Pedroza, Abriendo PuertasWhat comes to mind when you hear "let's get ready for school?" Do you think of school supply shopping, first day of school outfits, packed backpacks,…
Advice from HITN Learning experts
July 30, 2019

What Growth Milestones Should I Look for in my Preschooler?

By Yolanda Garcia, Ed.D   How do I measure growing maturity in my Preschooler? What should I look for when I spend time with her? Should I be doing something…
Advice from HITN Learning experts
July 22, 2019

Top Ten Tips for Parents of Middle Schoolers

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Advice from HITN Learning experts
July 12, 2019

The Importance of Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

By Mariana Diaz-Wionczek, Ph.D Hispanic Heritage Month is here! The occasion gives us a whole month to celebrate our roots and instill cultural pride in our kids. Did you know…
Advice from HITN Learning experts
July 10, 2019

Handling Difficult Conversations with Your Child’s Teacher

By Karen Nemeth, EdMChildren learn and grow with the support they receive from their families. In fact, research shows that parent involvement is a very important factor in ensuring a…
Advice from HITN Learning experts
June 29, 2019

Communicating with Your Child’s Preschool Teacher

By Karen Nemeth, EdMWhen my daughter was very young, her pet bird died in the morning just before I rushed out to bring her to school. Later that day she…