Category: Early Learning

ChildUp Early Learning Quote #246: When Children Begin Kindergarten…

       

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Why Kids Should Learn Foreign Languages as Young as Three

- According to an outdated assumption, teaching foreign languages to toddlers was a waste of time. On the contrary, recent research by Harvard University found that learning additional languages at a very young age brings amazing intellectual benefits in strengthening fundamental skills like critical thinking, creativity and mental agility. – The Harvard research demonstrates …
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ChildUp Early Learning Quote #245: Caring Parents and Early Stimulation…

       

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Neurobiologist Michael Meaney Won Major Prize for his Pioneering Research on Child’s Development

- In October, 2014, McGill University and Douglas Mental Health University Institute neurobiologist Michael Meaney, a senior fellow of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research, won the 2014 Klaus J. Jacobs Research Prize (CA$1.16 million) awarded by the Zurich-based Jacobs Foundation, an international organization dedicated to the contribution of productive …
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ChildUp Early Learning Quote #244: High-Quality Early Childhood Programs…

       

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Fun Ways to Boost your Child’s Brain Development – from Michigan State University

- In the earliest years, the human brain grows at an explosive rate. Young children are continuously interacting with their environment and the people around them. Pushed by their indefatigable curiosity, preschoolers are ready to try everything, always testing limits and asking a lot of questions. This period is key for the proper development of social …
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ChildUp Early Learning Quote #243: The Family into Which a Child Is Born…

       

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ChildUp Early Learning Quote #242: The Opportunity for Education…

       

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ChildUp Early Learning Quote #241: Cognitive and Character Skills…

       

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Confusing English Number Words Impair Math Learning

- In their efforts to increase numeracy (the mathematical equivalent of literacy) among young children, some psychologists and educators are focusing their attention on the “language” gap. Recent research has found a connection between the use of unclear English words and weaker arithmetic skills in English-speaking children. – The problem begins with number “eleven.” …
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