Category: Parenting & Education

Keeping your Children Too Clean Deprive Them of Beneficial Bacteria

- Researchers from Cambridge University and University College London warn that keeping your kids too clean can destroy beneficial bacteria which keep their immune system strong. Parents who intend to keep their families healthy should for example suck their infants’ pacifiers to clean them, let their toddlers eat food off the floor, …
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ChildUp Early Learning Quote #212: We Should Be Talking to our Children…

       

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Autism May Be Linked to Hormones Levels in the Womb

- A study led by Professor Simon Baron-Cohen at Cambridge University, in the United Kingdom, has shown that male children who develop autism were exposed to higher levels of specific hormones in utero than those not affected by the disorder. – The researchers discovered that the 128 boys of the …
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ChildUp Early Learning Quote #211: Attach Numbers to a Noun…

       

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Why Screen Devices and Digital Media Are Not Recommended for your Toddlers

- The pervasive use of screen devices brings up complex issues in the matter of education. The majority of previous studies analyzing the effects of screens used by children were mainly focused on television, but recent studies are now raising the same kind of questions about the time spent on other devices, …
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What Are the Benefits of Handwriting?

- “How” we write matters probably as much as “what” we write. According to psychologists and neuroscientists, cursive writing should not be considered an obsolete and useless skill. Recent research indicates that there is a connection between handwriting and broader educational development. In learning to write by hand, not only do children learn to …
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ChildUp Early Learning Quote #210: Math Is Neglected at Bedtime…

         

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The Male Brain Can Develop Maternal Instinct Through Parenting

- It seems that women are not the only humans hardwired to develop a so-called maternal instinct, but that it can happen to anyone who chooses to become a parent. A recent study conducted by Ruth Feldman, a psychologist and neuroscientist at Bar-Ilan University in Israel, revealed that caring for children stimulates …
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This Summer, You Can Teach Your Tot to Count to 10! FOR FREE!

In 5 days, on Wednesday, July 2, we’ll show you on the ChildUp Google+ page how to teach your toddler to count from 0 to 10. You’ll get awesome tools to help you, FOR FREE!     Join the +40,000 Followers of the ChildUp Google+ Page!     Image: ChildUp.com      

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Asian Parents Place More Importance in their Children’s Math Skills

- According to the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA), Shanghai, Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan and South Korea got the top rankings in math, while the UK and the USA lag behind, respectively at the 26th and 36th places. This is an issue when the demand for good numerical skills by employers in many fields – …
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