Dr. Gloria Julius

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Dr. Gloria Julius serves as vice president of education and professional development for Primrose Schools and has more than 35 years of education experience. She has a genuine passion for leading teams of teachers, staff, parents and students to help create high-quality educational experiences. Gloria enjoys sharing her thoughts and advice as a mother and grandmother and helping parents navigate the challenges of building the right foundation for their little ones!

The Joys of Grandparenthood

We’re celebrating National Grandparents Day with our own Dr. Gloria Julius, vice president of education – and grandmother of Jordyn.   As my friends began having grandchildren, they all said, “Just wait, nothing in life compares to being a grandparent.” I really didn’t understand that magic and emotion until 10 p.m. on July 10, 2012 when I walked into the hospital maternity room and saw Jordyn locking eyes with her daddy as he held their new precious bundle in his…

Young Children and Touch Screens

The first five years of life are a time of remarkable growth for a child’s brain. Brain cells are forming connections–called synapses–more rapidly than at any other time in life. Synapses form when a child has new and repeated experiences. From the moment a child is born, he begins to explore his environment through his senses, constructing meaning about how things work and how people act. So it is not surprising that the environment in which a child grows up…

Wired for Learning Part 3: Actions Speak Louder Than Words

This is the third of a series of three special blog posts that look at how a young child’s brain is “wired” to learn – be sure to check out Part 1 and Part 2 if you missed them. Join me as we share exciting new findings and ways we can support our children’s extraordinary brain development through reading.  Three Generations of Bookworms As a child, I much preferred digging in to a mystery book than helping my mother with…

Wired for Learning Part 2: The Language Tennis Game

This is the second of a series of three special blog posts that look at how a young child’s brain is “wired” to learn – catch up on the first post here. Join me as we share exciting new findings and ways we can support our children’s extraordinary brain development.  Our world today is changing more rapidly than ever – think about how far technology has come just within our lifetime! Twenty years ago, the Internet was a futuristic concept.…

Wired for Learning Part 1: Use It or Lose It

This is the first of a series of three special blog posts that look at how a young child’s brain is “wired” to learn. Join me as we share exciting new findings and ways we can support our children’s extraordinary brain development. When babies are born, their brains are ready to learn. Imagine what newborns are thinking in their first minutes of life as they feel their first human touch, open their eyes to bright lights and new surroundings, hear…

Making Mother’s Day Wishes Come True

Mother’s Day has always been special because I’m able to spend the day with the people who matter most to me. When my children were young, we lived near Washington, D.C. One of my favorite family outings was walking up and down the National Mall on Mother’s Day, popping in and out of museums and stopping for an ice cream snack from the street vendor. Nothing was more special than taking time out from our busy schedules to focus on…

Develop Language Skills Through Story Reading

March is National Reading Month, and what better way to celebrate than by diving into a book? As you read, encourage your child to participate. At age 3, your little one can begin interacting with the story by helping to turn pages, naming objects or completing sentences and rhymes in favorite books. This kind of participation in story reading enhances memory, develops listening skills and promotes personal expression. It also fosters language development and creativity, because children understand they have…
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