Category: Early Learning

Should Children with Reading Difficulties Be Given the Label of “Dyslexia”?

- According to Joe Elliott and Elena Grigorenko, authors of the book “The Dyslexia Debate”, ”dyslexia” is an imprecise label that does nothing to assist the children to whom it is applied. The authors are not denying that there is indeed a well known issue for children with reading difficulties and that it …
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ChildUp Early Learning Quote #182: First Grade Math Skills…

       

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ChildUp Early Learning Quote #181: Thinking of IQ as Being Genetically Given…

       

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ChildUp Early Learning Quote #180: The First 2,000 Days of Life…

       

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Preschoolers Are Able to Do Elementary Algebra

- According to Melissa Kibbe, a psychologist from Johns Hopkins University, our approximate number system makes it possible for us to learn early how to count and then do math, including algebra and trigonometry. Humans, like the majority of animals, have the innate capacity to estimate the number of objects in their …
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ChildUp Early Learning Quote #179: The First Five Years of Life…

           

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ChildUp Early Learning Quote #178: Your Environment Is Your Destiny…

       

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Why Do So Many Smart Kids Hate Math? What Can Smart Parents Do About It?

The number of smart kids who dislike math is worrying. A huge contributing factor is that many parents – even smart parents – steer clear of mathematics. With the focus schools and employers have nowadays on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) courses and skills, it is crucially important for …
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ChildUp Early Learning Quote #177: The Sooner a Child Begins Learning…

       

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ChildUp Early Learning Quote #176: Praise the Child’s Effort…

       

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