Category: Parenting & Education

ChildUp Early Learning Quote #255: The Choice Between Redshirting and Not…

       

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The Soothing Influence of Mom on her Suffering Baby

- According to a study by Dr. Regina Sullivan, a neurobiologist at NYU School of Medicine, and colleagues, a mother has a soothing and powerful influence on her suffering baby. The mother’s presence has not only a comforting effect on her infant, but goes as far as to induce genetic shifts and …
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ChildUp Early Learning Quote #254: The Benefits of Being Younger Than Your Classmates…

       

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The Bilingual Advantage: Learning Another Language Makes Us Smarter

- According to a recent research from Northwestern University conducted by Dr. Viorica Marian, learning a second language early has many benefits. The study showed that bilingual speakers are better at recognizing the correct word among a series of similarly sounding competing words, for example. But not only. – Besides …
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ChildUp Early Learning Quote #253: Children Who Started School a Year Later…

       

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Do Preschoolers Need to Learn Math?

- Two decades ago, a very small percentage of four-year-old children were taught math at home or in preschool. In 1998, as few as 4% of kids entering kindergarten in the US had some knowledge about addition and subtraction. This situation has radically changed: Nowadays, math is part of practically any pre-K …
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ChildUp Early Learning Quote #252: Experiences Like Block Building and Puzzle Play…

       

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The “Word Gap”: Parents Can Boost their Babies’ and Toddlers’ Language Development

- The early results of a program created by Stanford psychologists reveal that teaching parents how to talk to their young children can enhance the language development of their offspring. Research has revealed that the toddlers who were told lesser words during their early years process language slower than their peers who …
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ChildUp Early Learning Quote #251: Parents of Low-Income Toddlers…

       

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Maryland’s New Kindergarten Readiness Assessment Was Aligned with Common Core Standards

- A new Kindergarten Readiness Assessment has been implemented in Maryland. This comprehensive test, based on one-on-one interaction, has been established to gauge the soon-to-be kindergartners’ abilities in language and literacy, math and science, as well as social studies and physical well-being. – All across the United States, educators are …
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