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Why You Must Talk WITH (not just TO) your Kids

By age four, kids reared in poverty will have heard around 30 million fewer words than their peers from more advantaged families. Such a gap has been related to weaker language skills at the beginning of school, and poorer academic performance later. An interesting news is that the sheer “quantity” of words young children …
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In Order to Learn to Read, Children Need to Know the Symbols and Sounds of Letters (Phonics)

There is a large gap between the science on how kids learn to read, and how they are actually taught to read. Mark Seidenberg, a professor of psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a senior researcher at Haskins Laboratories, is not the first scientist to deplore that only a third of …
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ChildUp Preschool Math Games

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How Kids Develop and Learn in High-Quality Preschool Programs

The two most famous studies in early childhood education, the Perry Preschool Study in Michigan (in the 1960s) and the Abecedarian Project in North Carolina (in the 1970s), followed students into their adult years and both showed that children who go to preschool will thrive better, earn more money, be more likely to graduate from high …
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Children’s Attitude Toward Math Is as Important as their IQ

– According to a recent study, attitude toward math is as important as IQ to predict the level of performance of a child. For a long time, experts observed that children who are more interested in mathematics and believe they are good at it get better scores, but it was …
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The Long-Term Benefits of High-Quality Preschool

– Most of​ ​childhood experts will tell you that early education is very important to children’s skills and behavioral development. Preschool ​sets children up for success in many fundamental learning subjects and helps a lot to prepare​ them for kindergarten and higher grades. A recent research has revealed that preschool …
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Do You Believe your Child Is Gifted or Talented?

– It’s not surprising, but many parents believe their children learn faster, are more creative and bolder explorers than their peers. However, in order to qualify for popular public school gifted programs, children are expected to have numerous intellectual and social specific skills, in addition to a superior IQ. Pupils can be …
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Why a Lot of Parents and Preschool Teachers Dislike Math

– According to ​Deborah Stipek, a professor at Stanford University and the former dean of the School of Education, preschool children need more math. Nowadays, parents are well aware of the undisputed advantages of reading, talking and singing with their children. But this is, by far, not yet the case …
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Why Parents Should Practice Math at Home with their Preschool Children

– A research from Purdue University has shown that preschool children who do math activities at home with mom or dad not only benefit from improvement in math skills but in literacy skills as well. “Exposure to basic numbers and math concepts at home were predictive, even more so than …
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Common Myths About our Brain: Learning Styles, Reading Styles, the Mozart Effect and More

– Several pernicious myths about our brain are as widespread as persistent. Not so long ago, children were supposed to have their learning skills boosted by listening to Mozart and watching stimulating images of the then-famous Baby Einstein video series. Many people believed that classical music has a beneficial effect …
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