Category: Preschool & Kindergarten

In Order to Learn to Read, Children Need to Know the Symbols and Sounds of Letters (Phonics)

There is a large gap between the science on how kids learn to read, and how they are actually taught to read. Mark Seidenberg, a professor of psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a senior researcher at Haskins Laboratories, is not the first scientist to deplore that only a third of …
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ChildUp Preschool Math Games

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How Kids Develop and Learn in High-Quality Preschool Programs

The two most famous studies in early childhood education, the Perry Preschool Study in Michigan (in the 1960s) and the Abecedarian Project in North Carolina (in the 1970s), followed students into their adult years and both showed that children who go to preschool will thrive better, earn more money, be more likely to graduate from high …
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Children’s Attitude Toward Math Is as Important as their IQ

– According to a recent study, attitude toward math is as important as IQ to predict the level of performance of a child. For a long time, experts observed that children who are more interested in mathematics and believe they are good at it get better scores, but it was …
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The Long-Term Benefits of High-Quality Preschool

– Most of​ ​childhood experts will tell you that early education is very important to children’s skills and behavioral development. Preschool ​sets children up for success in many fundamental learning subjects and helps a lot to prepare​ them for kindergarten and higher grades. A recent research has revealed that preschool …
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Why You Have to Read Aloud with your Kids

– According to a recent report, ​“the single most important activity for building the knowledge required for eventual success in literacy is reading aloud to children.” In addition to the many advantages that literature provides in general, reading aloud brings four specific benefits: A stronger motivation, a larger vocabulary, a …
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Why a Lot of Parents and Preschool Teachers Dislike Math

– According to ​Deborah Stipek, a professor at Stanford University and the former dean of the School of Education, preschool children need more math. Nowadays, parents are well aware of the undisputed advantages of reading, talking and singing with their children. But this is, by far, not yet the case …
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Kindergarten-Ready Kids Are Ready… for Life

– According to Dan Gartrell, director of the Child Development Training Program and professor of early childhood and elementary education at Bemidji State University in northern Minnesota, brain research helps us to better understand what school-readiness is. It doesn’t only concern academic basics, but also children’s attitude and confidence in the learning …
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How to Help your Children Develop Strong Early Math Skills

– Nowadays, most parents know all the importance of early language development, so they do a lot to help their young children in this domain. But numeracy skills are also important, perhaps even more than literacy skills. Teaching basic math not only prepare children for school, it’s also the indispensable …
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The Problem with Math Isn’t the Kids

– In the Canadian Province of Ontario, “inquiry-based learning” and teachers’ poor background in math seem to be the main culprits of a decade of decline in elementary math school scores. Most education experts agree that students are not the problem. In Ontario, any discussion about the dismal math school …
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