Category: Child Brain Development

Unlike Speaking, Reading Is Not Innate

– Most parents want to raise well-educated children but, to reach this goal, there are some fundamental principles they need to know about the process of learning to read. Research has shown that synthetic phonics is the best way to teach children to read, even if many parents themselves did not use …
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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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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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How to Raise “Genius” and “Gifted” Kids

– Since 1971, the “Study of Mathematically Precocious Youth” (SMPY) – one of the longest study about “gifted” children in history – has tracked 5,000 of the top students in America. The following of these high achievers for 45 years revealed some interesting things. For example, that even pupils with high IQs need teachers …
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Your Math Aversion Is Highly Contagious for your Child

– Research has shown that seemingly benign statements about math such as “I never liked it” rub off on your children, doing them serious and lasting harm. According to a 2015 study, elementary students who were helped by math-anxious parents learned this matter less well that than their peers whose parents …
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Many Parents Underestimate How Much and How Fast their Children’s Brain Change

– Nowadays, practically everybody knows that human brain development continues until adulthood, but a lot of parents still underestimate how much and how fast childrens’ brain change from year to year, with a decisive impact on their behavior. Even if several scientific studies have shown that young brains are capable …
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Children’s Early Learning Environment Is a Good Predictor of their Academic Skills in 5th Grade

– According to ​a new research by NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, children who use learning materials such as books and toys and are engaged in learning activities and conversations during their early years are more likely to develop cognitive abilities that will lead them to …
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How Much Affection You Should Give to your Children (from 0 to 15 years old)

– Sometimes, it’s really difficult to know which and how many marks of affection to provide to your child. According to parenting expert and top-selling author Sue Atkins, the more hugs parents provide the better, but the type of love needed changes as the kid grow up. Read below Atkin’s advice about which different …
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Baby Talk Is Very Important for Language Skills Development

– Scientists at the University of Sydney have found new evidence that parents’ high pitched “goo-goo” and “gah-gah” are the building blocks to subsequent children’s language skills. This is otherwise known as “baby-talk,” the higher pitch tone used by many adults when speaking to very young kids. In their effort …
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Positive Stimuli Can Help Your Baby’s Brain Development

– Researchers in the UK and India have found evidence that early positive stimuli can help your baby’s brain development. They think that the genetic variations they measured between two parts of the brain may be determined by so-called “nurture” factors, which is more environmental than hereditary. This means that …
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