BAM Radio Network Announces Distinguished Board of Advisors

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Early childhood experts to help shape programming content to ensure parents receive reliable information.

Today, the BAM Radio Network (http://www.bodymindandchild.com), a project aimed at shattering parenting myths and bringing moms and dads the best, integrated, scientifically supported advice on the development of a child's mind and body, announced the names of its advisory board. The board is comprised of some of the most distinguished experts in the fields of early childhood education, motor development/physical education, medicine, parenting, the neurosciences, and more. The board will help shape the programming content to ensure that parents get the most reliable information they need to raise a child who is mentally and physically prepared for life.

"We are delighted to be able to access the insight and guidance of such an experienced, respected and committed group of professionals," said Rae Pica, program director and host of BAM: Body, Mind and Child. "Their input allows us to assure parents who listen to the program that they are truly getting the best advice available," said Pica.

Board of Advisors

  • Rosemarie T. Truglio, Ph.D., is the vice-president of research and education for Sesame Workshop.
  • Hedda Bluestone Sharapan is Director of Early Childhood Initiatives at Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood.
  • Carla Hannaford, Ph.D., is a neurophysiologist and educator with experience as a professor of biology at the University of Hawaii and as a counselor for elementary and intermediate school children with learning difficulties.
  • Judy Willis attended UCLA School of Medicine, where she was awarded her medical degree. She practiced neurology for fifteen years before returning to university to obtain her teaching credential and currently teaches at Santa Barbara Middle School.
  • Rhonda Clements is a professor in Physical Education & Sport Pedagogy at Manhattanville College.
  • Jane E. Clark, Ph.D., is a Professor in the Department of Kinesiology at the University of Maryland.
  • Sue Wilkinson is an occupational therapist and catalog director of Integrations, a catalog of educational products for students with different learning needs.
  • Stacy DeBroff is president and founder of Mom Central, Inc., a company devoted to simplifying and strengthening the lives of busy families.
  • Megan Shaw serves as the Editorial Director for Earlychildhood NEWS magazine, an online resource for teachers and parents of children from infants to age 8, currently reaching 70,000 subscribers.
  • Eric Jensen is a former teacher with a real love of learning and the author of more than a dozen books, including Learning with the Body in Mind, Teaching with the Brain in Mind, and Enriching the Brain.
  • Craig Buschner, Ed.D., is a professor with the Department of Kinesiology at California State University, Chico.
  • Rebecca Isbell is Director of the Center of Excellence in Early Childhood Learning and Development and a professor of early childhood education at East Tennessee State University.
  • Joan Almon is the Chair of the U.S. Alliance for Childhood (http://www.allianceforchildhood.org), a broad-based group advocating social change for children to improve their overall health and well-being.

For complete biographical information, visit http://www.bodymindandchild.com.

About BAM Radio Network
The BAM Radio Network was launched to address the severe imbalance in parenting practices caused by the "commercialization of parenting" and the emphasis on intellectual development that excludes the critical role of the mind/body connection in early childhood. Created by leading early childhood experts, the programming challenges the popular genre of parenting notions that has given rise to commercial products like Baby Einstein, Brainy Baby and lapware, all of which claim to accelerate a child's mental development in the face of science that suggests otherwise. The network is a joint venture between New Hampshire-based Moving & Learning and Los Angeles-based Jackstreet Media.

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