Category: Early Learning

Why the Gains of Preschool Can Fade So Fast?

​- Drew Bailey, an assistant professor, and Greg Duncan, a professor in the School of Education at the University of California, and Candice Odgers, a professor of public policy, psychology and neuroscience at Duke University, reviewed data from 67 high-quality interventions about literacy and math skills development. The researchers found …
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The Birth Order Effect: Why First-Born Children Do Better at School

– A new research has confirmed that first-born children achieve better at school because they benefit from more intense parental attention during the early years. The follow-up of thousands of families for more than a decade has shown that parents devote a lot of time developing the abilities of their …
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Toy Preferences Are Innate and Gender-Neutral Parenting Is Futile

– Following a growing trend for gender equality, it has become popular to start very early to raise babies and toddlers in a gender-neutral way. Applying measures like not revealing the sex of newborns, dressing young children and their bedroom in neutral colors, and providing them gender-neutral toys. Retail businesses …
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Early Stimulation Boosts Babies’ Brain Development

– Until recently, new parents was told that infants should grow at their own pace and not be challenged to do things they are not yet ready for. This bizarre assumption can be traced back to the beginning of the last century, when specialists were still convinced that genetic factors …
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​The Concept of Different Learning Styles Is Perhaps the Most Popular Neuroscience Myth

– Fundamentally, all human beings learn in similar ways. The idea that people may learn better depending on their own particular visual, auditory or kinesthetic preferences is one of the greatest myths in neuroscience. It was called a “neuromyth” by Paul Howard-Jones, a professor of neuroscience and education at Bristol …
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Math Skills Development Starts at Home and in Preschool

– Math skills development should begin early, a crucial need that a lot of parents are not well aware of. A strong STEM education is the surest way to ensure a child’s future successful career in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, the fields that will provide most of the jobs …
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Why Socioeconomic Gaps in Parenting Continue to Grow

– Many education experts agree that reading, telling stories and playing with letters and numbers are necessary for children development and preparing them for academic success. One big advantage of such parenting activities is that they practically do not cost anything. On the other hand the problem is that, according …
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Why Math Is So Important for All Children

– In recent years, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) has become a key focus in education. According to the US Bureau of Labor and Statistics, more than 9 million STEM jobs will be created between 2012 and 2022, a compelling reason to prepare our students for careers in those …
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How Parents Can Improve their Children’s Math Skills

– In families with young children, mathematics is much more often considered a subject of stress and anxiety than a source of pleasure and interest. A hundred people gathered at a recent conference on early math fluency to discuss this issue, with the goal to find ways to help parents …
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Study: Early Math Skills Are Even More Important Than Early Reading Skills

– According to a recent study conducted by scientists at Boston College, early “math” skills predicts subsequent school results (and even income in adulthood) better than early “reading” skills. Children who were trained to label quantities and small sets of items got better results on preschool math tests and achieved better …
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