Category: Early Learning

Should We Let our Babies Use a Tablet?

– Many people are predicting terrible consequences for young children exposed to media devices. Are the effect of tablets and smartphones on our little ones as bad as forewarned? During their early years, should children learn in front of a screen rather than using old-fashioned toys and exploring their real environment? …
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Parents Are their Preschoolers Most Important Teachers

– Preschoolers do not need magical toys, games or videos to help with their brain development. What young children need above everything else – and every day – is a warm, close and strong relationship with their parents. Mothers and fathers who, as loving and caring role models, are constantly finding new opportunities for their children in the …
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Study: Even Babies Know If Two Objects Are Different or Alike

– According to a new study conducted by Northwestern University scientists, babies can distinguish if two objects are different or alike. This is the first research demonstrating that infants have such an ability. “This suggests that a skill key to human intelligence is present very early in human development, and that …
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Children Who Are Behind in Preschool Math Will Also Lag in Reading

– Due to their dislike of math, many preschool teachers think they are unable to teach math to kids. In order to heal this widespread math phobia, in Decatur (Georgia, USA), instructional coaches are visiting preschools to show how mathematics can be used daily and in funny ways with very …
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Thinking about Patterns Helps Kids to Do Math

– Most of today’s parents and teachers know that reading to preschoolers is of prime importance for their literacy development. On the other hand – while just as important – numeracy development remains largely neglected. An efficient but often overlooked way to improve the math learning and skills of young …
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Do You “Meritocratic Love” your Kids?

– There are two rising trends in child-rearing: some kids are lavishly praised in any situation and for any little feat, while they can be honed like never before. Parents’ desire to help their offspring access good schools and start good careers is understandable and welcome; this is indeed good …
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Reading-Readiness: Why Parents Should Read to their Young Children

– According to a new study conducted by Dr. John S. Hutton of Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center in Ohio, parents who read early to their kids help the young brains for “reading-readiness”. The functional magnetic resonance imaging scans done during the research showed different levels of brain activity between preschoolers …
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A Lot of Children Under Age One Are Exposed to Media Devices

– Although the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends to avoid exposing children under age two to devices like televisions, computers, tablets or smartphones, a new study reveals that more than one-third of infants are already playing with this kind of products. Amazingly, as many as one in seven 1-year-old toddlers …
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ChildUp Early Learning Quote #300: Science and Math Were Originally Discovered Together…

       

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ChildUp Early Learning Quote #299: Pronounced Math Anxiety…

       

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