Category: Child Brain Development

Gender Gap in Math Performance Already Evident in Kindergarten

– According to a recent study published by the American Educational Research Association, the gender gap between math performance and teachers’ expectations is already evident in kindergarten. The study also revealed that girls’ math abilities were consistently underrated by their teachers, even when male and female pupils behaved and achieved …
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Counting on your Fingers Is a Sign of Intelligence

– Do you feel embarrassed counting using your fingers? You should not: it’s a sign of intelligence. Many parents tend to discourage their kids to count on their fingers, believing this may impede their learning skills. Yet, according to research, children who do math using their fingers have a better …
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Most Boys Leave Primary School with Poor Math and Literacy Skills

– According to the UK government, a majority of boys leave primary school lacking basic standards in literacy and numeracy. Already at a young age, girls have better results than their male peers as they tend to be more eager to please and because of the smaller number of male …
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The “Sugar High” Concept: Another Parenting Myth

– According to popular wisdom, if you give give candy or cookies to young children they will turn into rabid monsters until their metabolism returns to a normal level. Nonetheless, the “sugar high” concept is just another parenting myth, an urban legend. Much scientific research has shown that giving children …
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The Many Great Benefits of Reading with your Children

– Fortunately, it has now become common practice for many parents to spend a lot of time reading to their children. And they are very right. According to science, the advantages of reading from a young age with your kids are numerous, with a powerful and lasting impact on their …
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Why You Should Encourage your Kids to Count on their Fingers

– It turns out it’s good for your children to count on their fingers to do math. While finger counting is still broadly considered by adults as a less intelligent way of counting and calculating, attitude about it seems to be changing in the world of math education. In fact, …
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The Transforming Power of Parent’s Touch

– Humans are born eager for social bonding. Children need to be held and touched by dad or mom from the very first minutes and days. According to a new study published by researchers in Germany, beyond improving bonds, a parent’s touch can literally change a baby’s brain. “We explored …
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Babies Are Incredible Learning Machines

– Babies are not empty vessels waiting to be filled with knowledge. Over the last three decades, scientists have discovered that, during their first months and years, children are much more influenced by their environment than previously assumed. This is what the filmmaker Estela Renner discovered in speaking with early-childhood …
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Many Parents Miss What Happens During their Baby’s First Years

– According to a survey sponsored by “Zero to Three” and the “Bezos Family Foundation,” new parents underestimate how strongly the first years can influence their children’s destiny and are confused about what happens during this so critical period. The study also showed that many parents worry about discipline. Half …
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Your Parenting Style Can Have a Lasting Impact on your Child’s Development

– Your parenting style can have a big and long-lasting impact on your child’s development and their ability to face future challenges. This has been the subject of many books and authors’ compete in inventing a new trending definition of parenting style. So far, some of the most famous strategies …
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