Category: Parenting & Education

Children’s Early Learning Environment Is a Good Predictor of their Academic Skills in 5th Grade

– According to ​a new research by NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, children who use learning materials such as books and toys and are engaged in learning activities and conversations during their early years are more likely to develop cognitive abilities that will lead them to …
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How Much Affection You Should Give to your Children (from 0 to 15 years old)

– Sometimes, it’s really difficult to know which and how many marks of affection to provide to your child. According to parenting expert and top-selling author Sue Atkins, the more hugs parents provide the better, but the type of love needed changes as the kid grow up. Read below Atkin’s advice about which different …
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Why Girls Are (Allegedly) Not Good at Math

– Two US teams won the International Mathematical Olympics each year in 2015 and 2016. The big problem is (though not unusual), in both the six-member teams there were no girls at all. Even if much research has shown that girls can succeed as well as boys in math, many female students still believe …
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Baby Talk Is Very Important for Language Skills Development

– Scientists at the University of Sydney have found new evidence that parents’ high pitched “goo-goo” and “gah-gah” are the building blocks to subsequent children’s language skills. This is otherwise known as “baby-talk,” the higher pitch tone used by many adults when speaking to very young kids. In their effort …
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Positive Stimuli Can Help Your Baby’s Brain Development

– Researchers in the UK and India have found evidence that early positive stimuli can help your baby’s brain development. They think that the genetic variations they measured between two parts of the brain may be determined by so-called “nurture” factors, which is more environmental than hereditary. This means that …
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Fetuses Are Able to Distinguish Between Different Languages

– In 1995, University of Kansas researchers published their findings regarding the broad “world gap” between children from low-income and higher-income backgrounds. They found that, by age 3, poor children would have heard 30 million fewer words spoken at home than their peers from more advantaged families. A gap closely …
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Cuddling – Skin-to-Skin Care – Has Benefits to Both Baby and Mom

– The positive effects of cuddling on infants have long been known. It helps their brain development and strengthens their feelings of attachment. Mom’s contact is one of the greatest medicine for a newborn. But what about mom herself? Well, according to science, cuddling, skin-to-skin care (SSC) or Kangaroo Care …
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How to Help your Children Develop Strong Early Math Skills

– Nowadays, most parents know all the importance of early language development, so they do a lot to help their young children in this domain. But numeracy skills are also important, perhaps even more than literacy skills. Teaching basic math not only prepare children for school, it’s also the indispensable …
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The Problem with Math Isn’t the Kids

– In the Canadian Province of Ontario, “inquiry-based learning” and teachers’ poor background in math seem to be the main culprits of a decade of decline in elementary math school scores. Most education experts agree that students are not the problem. In Ontario, any discussion about the dismal math school …
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UNICEF: Many Young Kids Are Deprived of Early Learning and Play Activities with their Dads

– According to a new UNICEF study covering 74 countries, more than 55% of 3 to 4 year old kids have dads who do not engage in early teaching and play activities with them. This analysis shows that a lot of fathers neglect the crucial role they should play with …
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