Category: Early Learning

ChildUp Early Learning Quote #175: What a 5-Year-Old Should Know…

       

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ChildUp Early Learning Quote #174: Spending Time with your Child…

       

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ChildUp Early Learning Quote #173: The Achievement Gap…

       

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Early Proficiency in Math and Language Arts Is Crucial

- Canada is no longer in the global top 10 of math scores. Anne Hopkinson, a former elementary school teacher, says that the Canadian approach to math education makes no sense – the primary curriculum being too extensive and not focusing enough on the fundamental skills. Do really young children need …
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ChildUp Early Learning Quote #172: Babies as Young as a Year-and-a-Half…

       

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The Importance of Talking to (Premature) Babies

- “Preemies” are at risk of language delay. According to a new study, exposing preterm babies to more adult language can improve their language skills at 18 months. Dr. Betty Vohr, a professor of pediatrics at the Alpert Medical School at Brown University in Providence, R.I, compares the brain to a …
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ChildUp Early Learning Quote #171: How to Waste Young Minds…

       

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STEM Early Education: How to Prepare the Scientists and Engineers of Tomorrow

- In February, around 500 educators participated at the Early Childhood STEM Conference in Costa Mesa to discuss about the best ways to teach science, technology, engineering and mathematics to preschoolers. Learning through play was of course at the center of the discussion, but this was not the only topic. – “We …
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Too Many Children Are Unprepared to Excel in Kindergarten Due to Lack of Early Literacy Development at Home

- While reading at home with children is key to their kindergarten preparation, about 50 percent of them start school with insufficient reading skills, due to a lack in early literacy development at home. – When entering kindergarten, many children still don’t understand that any printed word has a meaning, …
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ChildUp Early Learning Quote #170: Young Children Enter Kindergarten…

       

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