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
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 closing because of the new coronavirus, COVID-19, major universities have canceled in-person classes, and companies have mandated employees to work from…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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 4, 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 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…
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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…
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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…
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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,…
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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…
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July 22, 2019

Top Ten Tips for Parents of Middle Schoolers

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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…
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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…
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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…
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June 4, 2019

Museums are NOT Boring!

By Karen Nemeth, EdMIf you are looking for ways to enjoy language and learning with your young child, consider a visit to a museum. I’ve visited many different kinds of…
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February 17, 2019

Leap Year Explained

In the calendar used in most of the world, everyone knows that we have a Leap Year every four years, right? And that Leap Years are all the years that…
Advice from HITN Learning expertsSocial Emotional Learning
January 6, 2019

Helping Children with Homework

By Karen Nemeth, EdMHomework is a two-way street, especially in the early grades. It is meant to give children more opportunities to practice new knowledge and skills. It also keeps…