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For Children, Bedtime Math Is As Important As Bedtime Stories

- American students are regularly bested by other countries on international math tests. The way parents present math vs. reading to their kids is one of the main culprits. From the early years society already nourishes math anxiety, and many children meet math for the first time in kindergarten. Many …
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ChildUp Early Learning Quote #273: It Is Important to Practice Math…

       

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The Number Sense of a 12-Month-Old Child

- John Hopkins researcher Lisa Feigenson is specialized in the study of brain development, the fundamental processes of human cognition and memory, and children’s understanding about numbers. She is one of the four scientists who were recently rewarded (receiving the Troland Research Award) for extraordinary scientific achievement in neuroscience and psychological science …
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ChildUp Early Learning Quote #272: Believing That You Were Born Dumb…

       

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What Any Pregnant Mom Should Be Told

- When I was pregnant, a lot of people warned me about all the bad things to expect. For sure, the end of the world was coming. But they were so wrong! They missed to tell me that the first time I’d see my baby’s face my heart would burst …
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ChildUp Early Learning Quote #271: Intelligence Is Highly Malleable…

       

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Why a Quarter of Canadian Children Are Still Lagging Behind

- Nobel price-winning economist James Eckman said it’s important to invest public funds to support developmental programs for young children and their families. Advice that may be best taken in consideration in Canada where according to the Canadian Institute of Health Information, as many as 26% of Canadian kids still …
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ChildUp Early Learning Quote #270: The Belief in Inborn Math Ability…

       

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Is Altruism the Result of Nature or Nurture?

- It is a long debated subject in psychology if altruism is the result of nature or nurture. According to a research conducted by Stanford scientists, Rodolfo Cortes Barragan and Carol Dweck, children are not “born nice,” and experience and environment play a determining role in this domain.  – A …
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ChildUp Early Learning Quote #269: The Idea That Math Ability Is Mostly Genetic…

       

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See the ChildUp Early Learning Game Cards used by the Arcanys Foundation to teach mathematics to hundreds of children.

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