Category: Early Learning

Why It’s Important to Read Aloud Early – Again and Again – to your Children

– As many parents know well, children like to be read aloud to the same books again and again. Children benefit a lot from this kind of re-reading, this helps them learn rhyming and predictive pattern. Research has shown that repeated reading of their favorite stories can boost a child’s vocabulary by up …
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STEM Gender Gap: Only 18% of Computer Science Degrees in the U.S. Go to Women

– In the U.S. today, only 18% of computer science degrees go to women – down from 37% thirty years ago. On the other hand, by 2020 the country will need 1.2 million jobs requiring this kind of competencies. All around the world, the number of women graduating in STEM (science, technology, engineering and …
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Dyslexia Is Often Completely Misunderstood and Inappropriately Treated

– “Dyslexia” is used to define someone with reading difficulties. Researchers specializing in this domain say that they often read articles and hear conversations showing that dyslexia and the means to treat it are completely misunderstood. In relation with Dyslexia Empowerment Week, whose aim is to raise awareness and understanding of the disorder, experts highlight: …
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The Crucial Importance of a Good Reading Environment at Home for Young Children

– According to a study conducted in cooperation with the On Track Research Project at the Norwegian Reading Center in the University of Stavanger, Norway, young children who are not read to at home are at a disadvantage when they begin school. There are big differences between six-year-old kids nowadays, many of them can already read on their own, …
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In Math, Your Preschooler Can Do Much More Than You Think

– Most preschools tend to postpone math to grade school, in the belief that toddlers are not able to grasp numbers. Yet, several decades of brain science have shown that young children are much more ready for math fundamentals than generally assumed, and that waiting to teach this subject is …
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California Head Start Association Focuses on Early Math

– The “Early Math Family Engagement Project” – an initiative of the California Head Start Association – is one of the first programs to emphasize the crucial role parents can play in teaching early math to their young children. Research has shown that math fundamentals acquired by preschoolers are “the …
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The Difficulty of Finding the Right Early Learning Apps in the Digital Marketplace

– In principle, it should be a piece of cake to find efficient early learning apps in the digital marketplace, for example, about how to teach your toddler to read and count. Parents only have to browse the Google, Apple, or Amazon app stores, and click “Buy.” In reality, such …
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Why Math and Science Are So Important in Early Childhood Education

– While, fortunately, math and science instruction gains ground in elementary and secondary grades, this alas is not yet the case in a vast majority of preschools and early childhood settings. According to a study that observed preschool classrooms during a six-hour day, only 58 seconds were devoted to mathematics. …
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Bedtime Story – the Key to Literacy – in Danger of Extinction

– Although most of parents are well aware that bedtime story is key to develop literacy skills, many of them neglect reading or have prematurely stopped reading to their children. According to a recent survey by YouGov, the bedtime story ritual is abandoned when kids become independent readers, even if this is not their wish. 20 …
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What Parents Need to Learn About Early Brain Development

– Incredibly, today, very few parents of newborns are aware that they can significantly improve their child’s brain development and abilities during the first three years. The biological science about it is now very clear, but this crucial information is sparingly shared with the first concerned people: mothers and fathers. …
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