Category: Parenting & Education

ChildUp Early Learning Quote #289: Children Learn From Conversations…

       

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Is a Stay-at-Home Parent a “Luxury”?

- “Well, you are lucky you have the luxury to stay at home,” told the guy to Allison Barrett Carter, a freelance writer and content marketing consultant in North Carolina. It was the eighth time she heard such a statement during the same week. “Staying at home isn’t a luxury,” told Barrett …
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ChildUp Early Learning Quote #288: The Brain Is a Marvelous Computer…

       

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Gender Biases: Why Girls Are Unlikely to Pursue Careers in Math and Science

- According to a study by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), parents, teachers and employers have strong gender biases in matters of maths and science. Across the 64 nations examined, girls suffer from a lack of confidence – even when skilled in those areas. Overall, less than one …
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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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