Category: Early Learning

What Are the Benefits of Handwriting?

- “How” we write matters probably as much as “what” we write. According to psychologists and neuroscientists, cursive writing should not be considered an obsolete and useless skill. Recent research indicates that there is a connection between handwriting and broader educational development. In learning to write by hand, not only do children learn to …
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ChildUp Early Learning Quote #210: Math Is Neglected at Bedtime…

         

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This Summer, You Can Teach Your Tot to Count to 10! FOR FREE!

In 5 days, on Wednesday, July 2, we’ll show you on the ChildUp Google+ page how to teach your toddler to count from 0 to 10. You’ll get awesome tools to help you, FOR FREE!     Join the +40,000 Followers of the ChildUp Google+ Page!     Image: ChildUp.com      

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Asian Parents Place More Importance in their Children’s Math Skills

- According to the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA), Shanghai, Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan and South Korea got the top rankings in math, while the UK and the USA lag behind, respectively at the 26th and 36th places. This is an issue when the demand for good numerical skills by employers in many fields – …
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ChildUp Early Learning Quote #209: Math Is Important…

       

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ChildUp Early Learning Quote #208: Uniquely Sensitive Kids…

       

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ChildUp Early Learning Quote #207: One or Two Math Problems a Night…

       

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Reading Practice May Be The Best Way to Heal Dyslexia

- One big issue encountered by children with dyslexia (and by their parents and teachers) is the fear that their reading difficulties are genetically set and hopeless. A recent study offers some relief by suggesting that reading practice has a determining influence on the development of the disorder; normal and dyslexic brains may not be as much different as was previously …
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ChildUp Early Learning Quote #206: Math Practice Makes Perfect…

       

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Why Common Core Math Is So Important

- G. Michael Guy, a professor of mathematics at the City University of New York (CUNY), says that high school graduates need better knowledge in basic math concepts. He has personally observed how the public K-12 schools have failed to prepare students for college-level math, limiting their potential - a serious disadvantage to them and to the whole society. - Of …
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