Category: Parenting & Education

Should We Let our Babies Use a Tablet?

– Many people are predicting terrible consequences for young children exposed to media devices. Are the effect of tablets and smartphones on our little ones as bad as forewarned? During their early years, should children learn in front of a screen rather than using old-fashioned toys and exploring their real environment? …
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Interest and Recognition Are Key Factors to Become a “Math Person”

– It has been long believed that you’re either a math person or you’re not. According to a National Science Foundation study conducted by Florida International University Professor Zahra Hazari, such an assumption is flawed. To become good at math and embrace a successful career in STEM (science, technology, engineering and …
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​Schooling Inequality: The 100-Year Gap in Global Education

– Over the past 200 years, around the world, the global number of young people attending primary school rose from 2.3 million to 700 million today, this represents nearly 90 percent of school-age children. In spite of that, the difference in education levels between rich and poor regions remains abyssal. …
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Parents Are their Preschoolers Most Important Teachers

– Preschoolers do not need magical toys, games or videos to help with their brain development. What young children need above everything else – and every day – is a warm, close and strong relationship with their parents. Mothers and fathers who, as loving and caring role models, are constantly finding new opportunities for their children in the …
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Why and How to ​Protect ​your Kids ​from Summer Brain Drain and Zombie State

– Every year, in the last century, instead of fighting the so called “summer brain drain,” or “summer learning loss,” teachers helped children enter smoothly into their usual summer zombie state. Then, at the end of this long period of inactivity, teachers reintroduced the students to learning as slowly and carefully as possible, “as if we …
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Study: Even Babies Know If Two Objects Are Different or Alike

– According to a new study conducted by Northwestern University scientists, babies can distinguish if two objects are different or alike. This is the first research demonstrating that infants have such an ability. “This suggests that a skill key to human intelligence is present very early in human development, and that …
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The Effects of “Discovery Learning” on Students Math Scores

– Canada fell out of the top 10 countries in math results in 2012, with two provinces showing statistically significant drops in math performance. According to a new C.D. Howe Institute report, this decline is due to the replacement of traditional rote learning by discovery-based learning methods that promote multiples strategies …
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The Secrets to Raising Happy Babies

– During the past month, HuffPost UK Lifestyle was celebrating Happiness and sought to know the secrets behind having happy babies. According to Jeni Hooper, a child psychologist and well-being coach, infants’ first needs are for food, warmth, sleep, to be kept clean and comfortable and protected from harm. As …
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Why Parents Should Protect Children from Summer Learning Loss

– Children are in real danger of learning loss over the summer holidays. Research has shown that students who “veg out” during this period benefit from little or no learning development, even being at risk of losing between one to three months of academic knowledge. According to Duke University education …
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Children Who Are Behind in Preschool Math Will Also Lag in Reading

– Due to their dislike of math, many preschool teachers think they are unable to teach math to kids. In order to heal this widespread math phobia, in Decatur (Georgia, USA), instructional coaches are visiting preschools to show how mathematics can be used daily and in funny ways with very …
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