SOURCE: Tumblon


February 24, 2009 11:16 ET

Education Leaders, Authors and Parenting Advocates Discuss Child Development, Early Education on's New Podcast Series

Teacher and Early Education Advocate Graham Scharf Helps Parents Stay Informed

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - February 24, 2009) - Tumblon co-founder and early education advocate Graham Scharf has launched a series of podcast interviews with education leaders, authors and advocates on a variety of child development, early childhood education and parenting issues. is a Web service for parents of young children that helps them understand, nurture and track their children's development. Scharf writes about early education news and issues on the Essential Questions education blog. Scharf, a former public school teacher, hosts Tumblon's new parenting podcast, found at The first podcasts published include discussions with:

--  Fred Rothbaum, president of Tufts University's Child and Family Web
    Guide, on high-quality Web resources for parents, educators and researchers
--  Sara Mead, senior research fellow at the New America Foundation and
    writer on the Early Ed Watch blog, on what parents can do to nurture
    healthy development
--  Paul Tough, an editor at the New York Times Magazine and author of
    "Whatever it Takes: Geoffrey Canada's Quest to Change Harlem and America,"
    on early childhood research, what it means for parents, and how it affects
--  Sally Lloyd-Jones, author of numerous children's books including the
    New York Times Bestseller "How to be a baby: by Me the Big Sister," on the
    joy of children's literature, and how she crafts books children and their
    parents can enjoy

Future podcasts will feature a variety of authors, early education specialists, parent-focused entrepreneurs, and founders of parent-support organizations.

Tumblon is the only online service that allows parents to record clinically established developmental milestones for each of their children and access integrated recommendations of age-appropriate children's literature, activities and toys. The site helps parents encourage healthy growth, foster a love for learning, and recognize developmental delays, long before children reach school age.

For more information, visit and listen to the Tumblon podcast series at

About Tumblon

Tumblon seeks to inform and inspire parents of young children to shape the character and competence of the next generation. Tumblon helps parents understand, nurture and remember their children's growth and development. It does this by bringing together timely and trustworthy content; secure blogging and photo and video sharing; and simple, reliable, interactive developmental information. Parenting starts with you. Tumblon can help. (

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