Category: Early Learning

Do You Believe your Child Is Gifted or Talented?

– It’s not surprising, but many parents believe their children learn faster, are more creative and bolder explorers than their peers. However, in order to qualify for popular public school gifted programs, children are expected to have numerous intellectual and social specific skills, in addition to a superior IQ. Pupils can be …
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Why You Have to Read Aloud with your Kids

– According to a recent report, ​“the single most important activity for building the knowledge required for eventual success in literacy is reading aloud to children.” In addition to the many advantages that literature provides in general, reading aloud brings four specific benefits: A stronger motivation, a larger vocabulary, a …
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Why a Lot of Parents and Preschool Teachers Dislike Math

– According to ​Deborah Stipek, a professor at Stanford University and the former dean of the School of Education, preschool children need more math. Nowadays, parents are well aware of the undisputed advantages of reading, talking and singing with their children. But this is, by far, not yet the case …
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Why Parents Should Practice Math at Home with their Preschool Children

– A research from Purdue University has shown that preschool children who do math activities at home with mom or dad not only benefit from improvement in math skills but in literacy skills as well. “Exposure to basic numbers and math concepts at home were predictive, even more so than …
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Jeff Bezos – the Amazon founder and richest person in the world – and his wife MacKenzie use Singapore Math with their Children

– “Singapore Math” is a teaching method based on the national mathematics curriculum used for kindergarten through sixth grade in Singapore. According to this system, students learn specific concepts before moving on to more complex ones, in a linear progression. An approach that has made Singaporean and Chinese (especially in …
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The Great Benefits of Early Learning at Home and Playing Outdoor

– In the last century, a large majority of parents and experts believed that what children experience up to the age of three had little impact on their development. Young human brains were considered as being less active than that of a teenager. This old-school thinking is mistaken. Research has shown that the early years have …
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Math Is Not Just About Numbers and Equations; It’s About Learning and Understanding

– Ignorance and disgust of math is a widespread problem in today’s society. This is one of the main reasons why people are prone to question scientific facts rather than support them. Mathematical ignorance and scientific illiteracy are profoundly embedded in many cultures in the world. It’s rare to find people joking …
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Why Parents Must Read at Home with their Young Children

– Early literacy builds many crucial skills. In a new study, parents were asked to evaluate their children’s abilities to set goals, pay attention, control impulses and regulate activity. The results showed that kids who read and write at home with their parents develop better academic, learning and life skills. …
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How to Raise “Genius” and “Gifted” Kids

– Since 1971, the “Study of Mathematically Precocious Youth” (SMPY) – one of the longest study about “gifted” children in history – has tracked 5,000 of the top students in America. The following of these high achievers for 45 years revealed some interesting things. For example, that even pupils with high IQs need teachers …
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Your Math Aversion Is Highly Contagious for your Child

– Research has shown that seemingly benign statements about math such as “I never liked it” rub off on your children, doing them serious and lasting harm. According to a 2015 study, elementary students who were helped by math-anxious parents learned this matter less well that than their peers whose parents …
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