Category: Parenting & Education

Why Girls Are Better Than Boys Academically

- According to the 2012 PISA study, one in seven male students were poorly ranked in reading, math or science. In more than 30 countries, 14% of boys and 9% of girls didn’t reach baseline-level proficiency in any of those three core subjects. A recent report from the Organization for Economic …
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ChildUp Early Learning Quote #287: Parents Have the Power to Make a Difference…

       

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ChildUp Early Learning Quote #286: The Long-Term Cost of Ignoring a Child’s Early Years…

       

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The “30-Million-Word Gap” That Makes All the Difference for Children’s Success in School

- According to a 1995 study, children from low-income environments will have heard thirty million words less than their better-off peers by age 4, a number that makes a determining difference when school begins. Pupils with a limited vocabulary have weaker reading skills and thereby higher probabilities of lagging academically …
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ChildUp Early Learning Quote #285: If You Wait for Children to Fail…

           

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Talk and Sing to your Fetus! Language Skills Development Starts in the Womb

- According to a new research on premature infants led by scientists at Harvard Medical School, a mother’s voice has a direct effect on the language skills development of her fetus. Hearing sounds – like words and music – is one of the first sensory experiences of a human being …
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ChildUp Early Learning Quote #284: 3- and 4-Year-Olds Are Capable of Learning Science and Math…

       

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Parent’s Education Has a Direct Impact on a Child’s Success in School

- According to a research conducted at New York University, the education level of mothers and fathers has a direct influence not only on their children’s academic performance, but also on the behaviors and social connections that lead a student to school success. This occurs as well with adopted kids …
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ChildUp Early Learning Quote #283: Early Math Education…

       

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Which Skills Do Children Need to Succeed Nowadays?

- In a recent survey by Pew Research Center, a sample of American adults were asked to determine – among a list of 10 skills – which abilities kids need most to succeed in the world today. The result was clear: communication skills were ranked first, followed by reading, math, …
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