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This Summer, You Can Teach Your Tot to Count to 10! FOR FREE!

In 5 days, on Wednesday, July 2, we’ll show you on the ChildUp Google+ page how to teach your toddler to count from 0 to 10. You’ll get awesome tools to help you, FOR FREE!     Join the +40,000 Followers of the ChildUp Google+ Page!     Image: ChildUp.com      

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Reading Practice May Be The Best Way to Heal Dyslexia

- One big issue encountered by children with dyslexia (and by their parents and teachers) is the fear that their reading difficulties are genetically set and hopeless. A recent study offers some relief by suggesting that reading practice has a determining influence on the development of the disorder; normal and dyslexic brains may not be as much different as was previously …
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Why Common Core Math Is So Important

- G. Michael Guy, a professor of mathematics at the City University of New York (CUNY), says that high school graduates need better knowledge in basic math concepts. He has personally observed how the public K-12 schools have failed to prepare students for college-level math, limiting their potential - a serious disadvantage to them and to the whole society. - Of …
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The “Tiger Mother” Effect: Why Asian Children Get Better Grades Than their White Classmates

- A recent study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences disclosed that Asian schoolchildren get better academic results because they exert more effort and not because they are more intelligent. Researchers noted that when Asian-American children begin school they have no major academic advantage over their white classmates, but …
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CHILDUP BESTOF: The Major Importance of Math Literacy (Numeracy)

- Among the key school subjects, math causes the most strain and anxiety. Earlier studies have shown that math anxiety is linked with bad math performance, math avoidance and many other negative attitudes about this matter, the undesirable effects of a culture that considers mathematics as difficult or worthless. - As today’s economy becomes …
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ADHD Medication: A Cheap and Fast Fix for Toddlers?

- According to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 15,000 American children 2-3 years old (a majority from low-income families) are being treated for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). On its side, the American Academy of Pediatrics’ (AAP) regulations for ADHD recommends therapeutic alternatives - like training and behavioral interventions - as the …
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CHILDUP BESTOF: In Fact, Albert Einstein Was Not at All a Bad Student!

- Many people believe and repeat – wrongly – that Albert Einstein wasn’t good at math. Although it is true that he did not pass his college entrance exam – he actually did pass math and science (of course) but failed the other subjects – Einstein was not at all a …
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Study: Girls Always Got Better Grades than Boys

- A recent study conducted by Canadian researchers indicates that, for the past 100 years, girls have steadily performed better than boys in terms of school grades. Female students not only excel in language studies but they are also just as good or even better than boys in the so-called …
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Parents and Educators Protest Against “New Age Math”

- In Alberta (Canada), parents, grandparents and educators are pushing for a change to the current math curriculum, the so-called “discovery method” which gives focus on the needs of students’ individual competencies and skills. Around 200 concerned people gathered in April at the Alberta Legislature for the cause. Among them, …
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CHILDUP BESTOF: Kindergarten Students Are Underestimated and Unchallenged in Math

- We may be misjudging our students, especially the youngest ones, in terms of their numerical aptitude. A recent study, headed by Dr. Amy Claessens of the University of Chicago, found that kindergarten students learn more when they are given tricky material such as advanced number concepts and even addition and subtraction. …
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