Category: Educational Games & Media

ChildUp Early Learning Quote TRILOGY (3-Digit Numbers Multiplication): How to Multiply Easily 234 x 567 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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The Mommy Wars Are Heating Up: Beware the Mommy Troll!

Parenting websites are becoming bloody battlegrounds where mothers play the role of online trolls in fierce competitive mothering. Do you know this new race of troll, hidden behind a screen? Beware the Mommy Troll! “In Internet slang, a troll is a person who shows discord on the Internet by starting arguments or …
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ChildUp Early Learning Quote TRILOGY (3-Digit Numbers Multiplication): How to Multiply Easily 234 x 234 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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Children Don’t Read Because They Fear to Be Labeled a Geek by Friends

An increasing number of children feel embarrassed to read in front of friends, an activity considered as a geek attitude. A study by the National Literacy Trust shows that only about 25 per cent of children still read for pleasure. The main culprits may be their parents, a large number of them …
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Teach your Child to Lose!

Not far ago, some education experts imagined that it was not a good idea to reward children at the end of a competition, because all the other participants would feel as losers. Well, maybe it was not a so enlightened reasoning. If you cannot lose, is play still fun? And if …
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CHILDUP BESTOF: Block Building and Puzzle Play Prepare Preschoolers to Later Learning in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM)

Early experience counts. According to a new study by researchers at the University of Delaware and Temple University, building block and puzzle play are among the most efficient exercises to develop the spatial skills and math thinking of your children, and to prepare them for studies and careers in Science, Technology, …
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My Awesome Wife Puts a Lot of Effort into Breakfast for the Kids

Guy Kawasaki posted today the below picture on Google+, with the following comment: “My awesome wife puts a lot of effort into breakfast for the kids.” Indeed, even a picky eater would like this kind of breakfast. Compliment!          

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The Dangers Of Mommy Instagramming

Super-stylized blogs and Facebook feeds show off picture-perfect snapshots of the joys of parenting. But are these high-glam projects actually spreading discontent? Every morning before her daughter, Leah, went off to school, Samantha pulled out her phone to snap a photo of Leah’s outfit, or her triple French braids, or …
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Early-Childhood Education: Duke Study Finds Improving ‘Guesstimating’ Can Sharpen Math Skills

You may not have heard of it, but it’s a skill you probably use everyday, like when choosing the shortest line at the grocery store or the toll booth with the fewest number of cars. Approximate number math, or ‘guesstimating,’ is the ability to instinctively estimate quantities without counting. Researchers …
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Watching Too Much TV Reduces Tots’ Vocabulary and Math Skills

Parents, please note! Toddlers who watch television daily for more than two hours may risk diminishing their vocabulary and math skills, a new study has claimed. Every hourly increase in daily television watching at 29 months of age is also associated with reduced classroom engagement (which is largely determined by …
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