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2011

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 #241: Cognitive and Character Skills…

       

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Confusing English Number Words Impair Math Learning

- In their efforts to increase numeracy (the mathematical equivalent of literacy) among young children, some psychologists and educators are focusing their attention on the “language” gap. Recent research has found a connection between the use of unclear English words and weaker arithmetic skills in English-speaking children. – The problem begins with number “eleven.” …
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ChildUp Early Learning Quote #240: Children Who Like to Read…

       

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Common Core Math Is Not Fuzzy. It’s Smart!

- Common Core math is considered by some parents and educators as “fuzzy math”, a method too different from what they know, and too challenging for the children that it can even hold back the best learners. In fact, Common Core math helps pupils to grasp mathematical concepts better and faster than the precedent education systems, …
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ChildUp Early Learning Quote #239: Kids Don’t Need Pills…

       

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Fraser Mustard Early Learning Academy as Kindergarten Model

- The Fraser Mustard Early Learning Academy (FMELA) of Thorncliffe Park is the largest full-day kindergarten school in Canada. Outfitted with the latest design and technologies, FMELA is a kindergartener’s dream, with large rooms illuminated by natural light to inspire learning for as many as 680 kindergartners. There is even a play …
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ChildUp Early Learning Quote #238: Break Up Your Child’s Goals…

       

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5 Examples of Common Parenting Tips You Should Ignore

- All over the world a lot of people – young parents, older parents, grand-parents, as well as non-parents! – like to see themselves as parenting experts. Because healthy humans are able to give birth, most of them believe they know how to raise a child, and are eager to help you …
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ChildUp Early Learning Quote #237: The Driver of Social Mobility…

       

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Neuroscience and Epigenetics Increasingly Support Nurture over Nature

- A big recurrent question in the field of education is to know which has the greater effect on a child’s brain development: nature or nurture? Research in neuroscience and genetics has an increasing inclination to nurture over nature. A growing number of studies underline the importance of quality bonding time of children with other human beings from …
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