Category: Educational Games & Media

CHILDUP BESTOF: Why Schools Should Forget Health and Safety Regulations During Playtime

- As part of a successful university experiment, at Swanson primary school in Auckland, children are free to climb trees, ride skateboards and playing bullrush without any rules during playtime. A permissive education method that seem to have many benefits; in particular a drop in bullying, serious injuries and vandalism. – …
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What Is the Educational Value of Tablets and Smartphones for Babies and Toddlers?

- Tablets and smartphones were among the top holiday gifts for children in 2013. Since even a 3-year-old kid is able to use these kind of devices, tablets and smartphones are increasingly used as pacifiers and babysitters. A trend that worries some experts who wonder if the apps and games available …
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Should Children Learn Computer Science at School?

- Recently, President Obama, Shakira, Ashton Kutcher, Dwight Howard and other celebrities were enrolled by code.org, a nonprofit group, to promote a computer programming class. The purpose of this operation is to teach computer literacy to high school students in the United States and prepare them for highly in-demand jobs. – It seems …
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Television May Impair Children’s Development

According to a study by researchers at Ohio State University, there is a strong link between the development of “theory of mind” and the use of television in families.  “Theory of mind” is the faculty to understand that different minds can have different mental states and that others may have different …
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The 5 Keys of the ChildUp Early Learning Model

1. Newborns Are Ready to Succeed at Anything Any human newborn in good health is ready to learn everything, and be successful and even excel at anything. The thousands of genes of the baby’s brain are like switches just waiting to be turned on (or not!) by experience and the …
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Why My Kids Should Not Be the Center of My World?

“Why My Kids are NOT the Center of My World”, a blog post by Stephanie Metz, a 29-year-old American mother, got more than 750,000 hits and was shared two million times, generating a vast online and paper media agitation. Metz writes that modern parenting and thinking are making her crazy, “creating …
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Literate Indian Parents Buy Educational Toys for their Children

The demand for educational toys rises by around 15% a year in India due the growing demand from parents among the literate class of society. A trend that should keep up during the coming years. Any toy has potentially the double function to entertain AND educate. Some toys and games offer …
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ChildUp Multiplication QUADRILOGY: How to Multiply Easily 2 Two-Digit Numbers in Your Head.

                     

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Are Parents’ Use of Smartphones Impairing their Children’s Development?

According to a survey by YouGov, 20% of parents in Stockholm admit having lost sight of their children in favor of their smartphone. On the other hand, 33% of children in Sweden complained that their parents give too much time to their phone or tablet computer. This is a situation …
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ChildUp Early Learning Quote TRILOGY (3-Digit Numbers Multiplication): How to Multiply Easily 234 x 890 in your Head.

Did you know that children – girls as well as boys – can learn to easily multiply 3-digit numbers in their head? Of course, before achieving this, they first need to learn to count and know addition and subtraction and the basics of multiplication. Then, the magic will happen. With …
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