Category: Child Brain Development

The Critical Period When Everything Can Turn Right or Wrong for your Baby

– Human babies are born with incredibly sophisticated brains that look exactly like adult brains, even if they are four times smaller. Then, in the first three years of life, the infant’s brain will triple in size. According to neuroscientists and child development experts, the baby’s brain malleability is at …
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In Math, Your Preschooler Can Do Much More Than You Think

– Most preschools tend to postpone math to grade school, in the belief that toddlers are not able to grasp numbers. Yet, several decades of brain science have shown that young children are much more ready for math fundamentals than generally assumed, and that waiting to teach this subject is …
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Do You Know What Happens in your Baby’s Brain During the “Fourth Trimester?”

– Incredible growth happens in a baby’s brain in the first three months, a period that some pediatricians and early childhood development experts call the “fourth trimester.” According to a recent study, a newborn’s brain is only one-third as developed as an adult’s brain, increasing to nearly 55 percent to …
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Why Math and Science Are So Important in Early Childhood Education

– While, fortunately, math and science instruction gains ground in elementary and secondary grades, this alas is not yet the case in a vast majority of preschools and early childhood settings. According to a study that observed preschool classrooms during a six-hour day, only 58 seconds were devoted to mathematics. …
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Bedtime Story – the Key to Literacy – in Danger of Extinction

– Although most of parents are well aware that bedtime story is key to develop literacy skills, many of them neglect reading or have prematurely stopped reading to their children. According to a recent survey by YouGov, the bedtime story ritual is abandoned when kids become independent readers, even if this is not their wish. 20 …
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Parenting Expert’s Advice: How to Boost your Baby’s Brain Development

– A long time ago, before supernannies, British child psychologist Penelope Leach was an education expert trusted by generations of mothers. She sold millions of her book, Your Baby and Child, that became the bible for early childhood education. Today, at age 77, the expert is still giving precious advice, based …
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Female and Male Brains Are Equally Capable to Become Good at Math

– Even if Allison Schrager has a PhD in economics, she still doesn’t consider herself a “math person.” In an uplifting way, she recounts when she was in elementary school, her mother had a discussion with her third-grade teacher about Allison’s low math performance. The teacher responded that there was …
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What Parents Need to Learn About Early Brain Development

– Incredibly, today, very few parents of newborns are aware that they can significantly improve their child’s brain development and abilities during the first three years. The biological science about it is now very clear, but this crucial information is sparingly shared with the first concerned people: mothers and fathers. …
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Math Learning: How to Become a Mathemagician

– Arthur T. Benjamin, a professor of mathematics at Harvey Mudd College, became famous as​ the “mathemagician” for his magic shows ​in which he performs​ lightning-speed mental calculations. In his new book, The Magic of Math: Solving x and Figuring Out Why, Benjamin writes about the greatest aspects of math. Even if he recognizes that math is …
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Executive Function: Is your Preschooler Kindergarten Ready?

– Is your preschooler ready for the transition into a formal school setting? Many factors can help determine a child’s success in this decisive step, but the most important of all is called “executive function.” Executive function encompasses the self-regulatory brain abilities that children need to manage attention, thought, emotion, …
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