Category: Child Brain Development

Why Screen Devices and Digital Media Are Not Recommended for your Toddlers

- The pervasive use of screen devices brings up complex issues in the matter of education. The majority of previous studies analyzing the effects of screens used by children were mainly focused on television, but recent studies are now raising the same kind of questions about the time spent on other devices, …
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What Are the Benefits of Handwriting?

- “How” we write matters probably as much as “what” we write. According to psychologists and neuroscientists, cursive writing should not be considered an obsolete and useless skill. Recent research indicates that there is a connection between handwriting and broader educational development. In learning to write by hand, not only do children learn to …
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The Male Brain Can Develop Maternal Instinct Through Parenting

- It seems that women are not the only humans hardwired to develop a so-called maternal instinct, but that it can happen to anyone who chooses to become a parent. A recent study conducted by Ruth Feldman, a psychologist and neuroscientist at Bar-Ilan University in Israel, revealed that caring for children stimulates …
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Don’t Teach your Child to Be a Liar

- Children generally begin to lie by the age of 30 to 36 months, most of the time to hide wrongdoing and avoid punishment. Lying is not an indication that children are on the path to misbehavior, but rather a sign that they are developing higher psychological skills. The ability to spin a tale is at the core …
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Three Key Messages to UNICEF about Child’s Brain Development

- A prominent gathering was held last April at UNICEF New York. Sixteen scientists – representing highly specialized fields as various as biology, chemistry, neuroscience, epigenetics, psychiatry, nutrition, and early childhood development – deliberated the weight of early experience on brain development and function. The experts discussed about the impact of early childhood development …
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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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The Need to Close the Vocabulary Gap Before Kindergarten

- Many children are already behind before they even enter kindergarten. A recent Stanford University research confirmed that children who are lagging in language development at 18 months will know about half as many words as their peers when they reach the age of 4. -A child’s vocabulary by age 4 is a good gauge …
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The Most Vulnerable Children Need Help

- Javed Khan, chief executive of Barnardo’s - a charity with the aim to change the lives of the UK’s most vulnerable children - recognises that the matter of birth is still by chance. Some kids are lucky to be born into families that can provide for their economic and psychological needs to prosper, …
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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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