Category: Child Brain Development

Fetuses Are Able to Distinguish Between Different Languages

– In 1995, University of Kansas researchers published their findings regarding the broad “world gap” between children from low-income and higher-income backgrounds. They found that, by age 3, poor children would have heard 30 million fewer words spoken at home than their peers from more advantaged families. A gap closely …
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UNICEF: Many Young Kids Are Deprived of Early Learning and Play Activities with their Dads

– According to a new UNICEF study covering 74 countries, more than 55% of 3 to 4 year old kids have dads who do not engage in early teaching and play activities with them. This analysis shows that a lot of fathers neglect the crucial role they should play with …
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Study: Why Preschoolers Need to Develop Academic Skills

– Until recently, research in early childhood education was mainly centered on disadvantaged kids while gauging the gap (as big as a full school year on average at kindergarten entry) between kids from low-income and higher-income backgrounds. But according to a new study from the University of California, Berkeley, the …
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Why You Should Read to your 6 Month Old Baby

– According to a New York University study that followed around 250 mother-child pairs for four years, infants who were read to at the age of 6 months had better vocabulary abilities at the age of 4, and toddlers who were read to at the age of 24 months showed …
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Why You Should Praise your Kids Five Times a Day

– According to a new study by researchers at De Montfort University in England, praising children five times a day for their good behavior will help them thrive. The research showed that the children of parents using this kind of measure benefited from better well-being and lower hyperactivity and inattention …
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Smartphones and Tablets Hinder the Development of Toddlers’ Language Skills

– According to a new study from the University of Toronto and The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, putting infants and toddlers in front of tablets and smartphones before the age of two can significantly hinder the development of their language abilities. In the UK, for example, kids under …
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Crying Babies Are Made, Not Born

– According to a new study, Danes, Germans and Japanese babies cry the least, while their peers in the UK, Italy and Canada cry the most. Denmark is not only the second best country to live in for women, but it also has the best healthcare system in Europe and …
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One-Third of Speech Disorders Are Overlooked by Preschool Teachers

– A good number of parents face a disturbing prospect, the risk of their child having a speech disorder which was not detected during preschool or early years of primary school. Speech disorders typically happen during the early years and consist of difficulties in hearing, understanding and producing sounds in speech. They are …
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What Happens When You Gaze into your Baby’s Eyes

– When you gaze into your baby’s eyes, something pretty amazing happens; she or he is looking back at you. From the earliest days, intelligence and emotion are already at work behind those two cute big eyes. The emotional and cognitive abilities that start developing in a newborn’s brain from …
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You Really Should Hold and Touch and Cuddle your Baby as Much as Possible

– For decades, a lot of people used to believe and repeat that if you pick up your baby too often they will get “spoiled.” Fortunately, a growing number of parents are now aware how absurd this counter-intuitive assumption is. On the contrary, as a recent study has shown, the …
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