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Noggin asked the Surgeon General of California and other leading experts how to handle the stress of the pandemic on little kids. With help from Jamie-Lynn Sigler, a mom and superstar host, and parents just like you, this 20-minute special will help answer questions you have about your kid’s health and learning during this challenging time.
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Actress Jamie-Lynn Sigler (The Sopranos and Entourage) is a superstar mom of a two-year-old and six-year-old and the host of “Mama Says,” “Pajama Pants,” and “Are You Smart Enough to Home School.” Through her podcast, “Mama Says,” Jamie-Lynn helps bring comfort and laughter to listeners by sharing parenting truths, tricks, and of course, embarrassing mommy moments — making her the perfect host for “Navigating the New Normal: Parents Edition.”
Dr. Nadine Burke Harris is California’s first Surgeon General, and in that role, she serves as the leading spokesperson on the most pressing public health challenges. Her background includes years of public service as an award-winning physician and researcher. She’s a tireless advocate for combating health disparities and transforming the way society responds to children exposed to Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and toxic stress. As the lead expert for “Navigating the New Normal: Parents Edition,” Dr. Nadine Burke Harris breaks down the science of stress and provides simple strategies to help parents support their children through a crisis. With compassion and deep expertise, she tackles misconceptions and answers questions from families.
Dr. Jenny Radesky is a Developmental Behavioral Pediatrician, an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Michigan Medical School, and author of the 2016 American Academy of Pediatrics digital media guidelines for young children.
A leading expert in children’s media engagement and special guest on “Navigating the New Normal: Parents Edition,” Dr. Radesky explains the importance of understanding the Three C’s when it comes to kids on devices: the Child, the Context, and the Content. Her balanced and practical perspective helps parents deal with the reality of more “screen time” during this extraordinary time.
Dr. Kathy Hirsh-Pasek is a Psychology Professor at Temple University, and Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution. Her research includes examining the impact play has on learning.
As a special guest on “Navigating the New Normal: Parents Edition,” Kathy Hirsh-Pasek explains that play and learning are deeply connected. She shares how simple games parents can play with their kids today are actually teaching important skills like math and self-control.
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