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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 #266: Slow Starters in Math…

       

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A Baby’s Experience During the First Year Is Key

- A long-lasting study about children from low-income families started in Philadelphia in the late 1980s was finally published in 2010. This research was among the first ones to demonstrate the profound impact of early childhood experience on the development of the brain, as well as the critical importance of …
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ChildUp Early Learning Quote #265: Babies Have a Vocabulary of Up to 50 Words at 12 Months…

       

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Sensitive Early Childhood Caregiving Has Strong Lasting Effect on Academic Success

- Surprisingly, according to a study conducted by researchers at the University of Minnesota, the University of Delaware, and the University of Illinois, sensitive caregiving during the first three years of life has a stronger impact on children’s later academic abilities than on their later social abilities. – The main …
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Early Learning Quote #264: Brain Circuits Associated with Language…

       

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Why Math Is So Crucial for Preschoolers?

- Since last year, more than 30 American states have expanded access to preschool, but many questions remain unclear concerning what children need to learn during the early years. On the other hand, there is a lot of evidence that what is taught to preschoolers is of capital importance – math before …
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Is Alberta Discovery Math Learning System Good or Bad News for the Students?

- The government of Alberta is rewriting the entire “kindergarten to 12″ school curriculum, including controversial changes in matters of mathematics. The new program should be implemented in 2016, although the effectiveness and benefits of “discovery math” remain far from obvious. Alberta schools were at the top of the world …
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ChildUp Early Learning Quote #263: A Critical Window for Language Development…

       

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Why Does Santa Have to Be the Bad Guy?

- All over the world, at the end of each year, a lot of children behave better because they are warned that Santa – you know, the white-bearded guy in the red suit – will punish them if they are not nice enough. To be added to the “naughty list” …
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ChildUp Early Learning Quote #262: A Parent or a Teacher Who Yells…

       

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