Category: Early Learning

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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ChildUp Early Learning Quote #298: Math Anxiety Is a Feeling of Tension…

       

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Why Parents Should Discuss Math with their Preschoolers at Mealtime

- According to a recent study by researchers at Chile’s Pontifical Catholic University and at the University of Michigan, children whose parents discuss simple arithmetic with them at the dinner table become better at math. This research is part of a broader experience aimed at giving to early numeracy the …
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ChildUp Early Learning Quote #297: An Anti-Math Culture…

           

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ChildUp Early Learning Quote #296: Poor Mathematics Skills…

       

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