Category: Early Learning

Screens Have Negative Effects on Children’s Development

- Early educators argue that old-fashioned traditional books are more efficient than any TV, smartphone, computer or game console to teach young children to read. From birth to six years old, any screen has significantly negative effects on kids’ development. – According to the “Growing Up in Ireland” national longitudinal study, …
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ChildUp Early Learning Quote #260: Praise Makes You Weak…

       

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ChildUp Early Learning Quote #259: Children Praised for Being “Smart”…

       

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ChildUp Early Learning Quote #258: Born Genius…

       

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More Than a Quarter of Children Fail at Math During the Early Years

- In 2013, 28% of children in England did not achieve their expected levels at the end of the early years foundation stage. According to a report from the British All-Party Parliamentary Goup (APPG), the reason is that “mathematically under-qualified and unconfident” early childhood practitioners fail to provide young children …
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ChildUp Early Learning Quote #257: What Is More Important for our Toddlers: Play or the Three-Rs?

       

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Educators Recommend the Use of the Correct Words – Like Penis and Vagina – When Talking to Children

-  When talking to children, Australian educators generally prefer to use the words “penis” and “vagina”, instead of slang words like “peepee” or “twinkle”, to name private body parts. However, some people can be embarrassed when their kids use this kind of vocabulary in front of other people. As a consequence, many many …
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ChildUp Early Learning Quote #256: Every Child Has an Infinite Potential…

       

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Mother Tongues Stick Forever in the Human Brain

- According to a new study, a forgotten language that was heard only for a short period during infancy, and only partially learned, will leave a long-lasting impression on the adult brain. Those results confirm the conclusions of previous studies that already highlighted the critical importance of language learning for a …
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ChildUp Early Learning Quote #255: The Choice Between Redshirting and Not…

       

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