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The thousands of parenting articles here, hand-picked since 2006 from around the world, highlight the importance of parents' involvement for the good development of bright and happy children.

ChildUp Early Learning Quote #252: Experiences Like Block Building and Puzzle Play…

       

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The “Word Gap”: Parents Can Boost their Babies’ and Toddlers’ Language Development

- The early results of a program created by Stanford psychologists reveal that teaching parents how to talk to their young children can enhance the language development of their offspring. Research has revealed that the toddlers who were told lesser words during their early years process language slower than their peers who …
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ChildUp Early Learning Quote #251: Parents of Low-Income Toddlers…

       

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Maryland’s New Kindergarten Readiness Assessment Was Aligned with Common Core Standards

- A new Kindergarten Readiness Assessment has been implemented in Maryland. This comprehensive test, based on one-on-one interaction, has been established to gauge the soon-to-be kindergartners’ abilities in language and literacy, math and science, as well as social studies and physical well-being. – All across the United States, educators are …
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ChildUp Early Learning Quote #250: Playing with Blocks May Help Preschoolers…

       

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How to Boost the Language Development of your Baby

- A recent remarkable research revealed that the way we talk to very young children – the quality of words – is more important than the quantity of words. The babies and toddlers who have benefited from enhanced speech can have, by age 2, a vocabulary twice as large in comparison with …
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ChildUp Early Learning Quote #249: White Lies Are Only an Excuse…

       

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The “Quality of Words” Used with your Baby Counts More Than the “Quantity of Words”

- Two decades ago, a landmark study revealed that, by age 3, children from less-privileged families are already at an educational disadvantage even before they have started school. On average, those kids have heard 30 million fewer words than their peers from more affluent backgrounds. Though, a research published last spring …
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ChildUp Early Learning Quote #248: The Gap Between Advantaged and Disadvantaged Children…

       

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The Huge Long-Term Payoffs of Early Childhood Education

- According to a research by Katherine Magnuson of the University of Wisconsin (Madison) and Greg Duncan, a professor at the University of California (Irvine), an intensive educational experience during the early years can generate huge returns. Investments in early childhood education are productive expenses that will be paid back later. The children …
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