Category: Parenting & Education

Sensitive Early Childhood Caregiving Has Strong Lasting Effect on Academic Success

- Surprisingly, according to a study conducted by researchers at the University of Minnesota, the University of Delaware, and the University of Illinois, sensitive caregiving during the first three years of life has a stronger impact on children’s later academic abilities than on their later social abilities. – The main …
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Early Learning Quote #264: Brain Circuits Associated with Language…

       

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Why Math Is So Crucial for Preschoolers?

- Since last year, more than 30 American states have expanded access to preschool, but many questions remain unclear concerning what children need to learn during the early years. On the other hand, there is a lot of evidence that what is taught to preschoolers is of capital importance – math before …
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Is Alberta Discovery Math Learning System Good or Bad News for the Students?

- The government of Alberta is rewriting the entire “kindergarten to 12″ school curriculum, including controversial changes in matters of mathematics. The new program should be implemented in 2016, although the effectiveness and benefits of “discovery math” remain far from obvious. Alberta schools were at the top of the world …
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ChildUp Early Learning Quote #263: A Critical Window for Language Development…

       

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Why Does Santa Have to Be the Bad Guy?

- All over the world, at the end of each year, a lot of children behave better because they are warned that Santa – you know, the white-bearded guy in the red suit – will punish them if they are not nice enough. To be added to the “naughty list” …
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ChildUp Early Learning Quote #262: A Parent or a Teacher Who Yells…

       

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Math and Science and Digital Skills Are Priorities for England’s Schools

- According to David Cameron, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, math and science are now priorities for England’s schools. A National College for Digital Skills will be opened next year in London, where math and science teachers will be trained by specialists in order to improve competitiveness in the “global race”.  …
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ChildUp Early Learning Quote #261: Timeouts Don’t Work…

       

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Screens Have Negative Effects on Children’s Development

- Early educators argue that old-fashioned traditional books are more efficient than any TV, smartphone, computer or game console to teach young children to read. From birth to six years old, any screen has significantly negative effects on kids’ development. – According to the “Growing Up in Ireland” national longitudinal study, …
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