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The First 1,000 Days Are Vital for Your Baby

– Today, most parents know that the first years are of vital importance for their baby’s development, who needs the best care during this crucial time. Early experience has indeed a lifelong impact. According to Professor Kevin Nugent, founder and director of the Brazelton Institute at Boston Children’s Hospital and …
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For Young Children, Content Is More Important Than Screen Time

– As every parent knows today, too much screen time is bad for their children. But how much screen time is too much? And how much can living in the virtual world be detrimental to a child’s development? Experts answer: “it depends,” starting with the child’s age. For Matthew Johnson, …
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Many Jobs of the Future Require Strong STEM Skills

– Students of the great New Orleans region (Louisiana) are still struggling in transitioning from school to their professional career, especially into highly technical jobs whose number is rising fast, a trend expected to continue in the future. In the great New Orleans region, over the next 10 years only, …
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Mixed-Age Head Start Classes Hurt Academic Progress of Older Students

– Head Start is a US preschool program aiming to promote the school readiness of 3 to 5 year old children from low-income families. According to a recent national study, the fact that most Head Start classrooms include pupils of mixed ages impairs the good academic development of older children. …
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How Technology Helps Scientists Understand Babies’ Brains at Babylab

– How can a scientist explore the brain of a baby who is still unable to speak nor follow any instruction? This is the big challenge encountered by researchers at the Birkbeck Babylab in London. In the first two years, an infant’s brain undergoes more changes than at any later time in life. While consciousness, personality, temperament and …
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Why It’s Important to Read Aloud Early – Again and Again – to your Children

– As many parents know well, children like to be read aloud to the same books again and again. Children benefit a lot from this kind of re-reading, this helps them learn rhyming and predictive pattern. Research has shown that repeated reading of their favorite stories can boost a child’s vocabulary by up …
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STEM Gender Gap: Only 18% of Computer Science Degrees in the U.S. Go to Women

– In the U.S. today, only 18% of computer science degrees go to women – down from 37% thirty years ago. On the other hand, by 2020 the country will need 1.2 million jobs requiring this kind of competencies. All around the world, the number of women graduating in STEM (science, technology, engineering and …
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Dyslexia Is Often Completely Misunderstood and Inappropriately Treated

– “Dyslexia” is used to define someone with reading difficulties. Researchers specializing in this domain say that they often read articles and hear conversations showing that dyslexia and the means to treat it are completely misunderstood. In relation with Dyslexia Empowerment Week, whose aim is to raise awareness and understanding of the disorder, experts highlight: …
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The Crucial Importance of a Good Reading Environment at Home for Young Children

– According to a study conducted in cooperation with the On Track Research Project at the Norwegian Reading Center in the University of Stavanger, Norway, young children who are not read to at home are at a disadvantage when they begin school. There are big differences between six-year-old kids nowadays, many of them can already read on their own, …
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The Critical Period When Everything Can Turn Right or Wrong for your Baby

– Human babies are born with incredibly sophisticated brains that look exactly like adult brains, even if they are four times smaller. Then, in the first three years of life, the infant’s brain will triple in size. According to neuroscientists and child development experts, the baby’s brain malleability is at …
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