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ChildUp Early Learning Quote #223: Early Experience Rather Than Genes…

       

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Reading to Babies Contributes to their Brain Development and Later School Achievement

- About half a century ago, research has found that not only is babies’ brain development faster and more pervasive than previously assumed, but also that newborns are highly reactive to the care they get from their parents or caregivers. To many people, it is still amazing to learn that reading to infants during …
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ChildUp Early Learning Quote #222: The Key to Reading Success…

       

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ChildUp Early Learning Quote #221: In the End, the Benefits of Redshirting Are Washed Out…

       

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Four Game Theory-Based Solutions for Easy Parenting

- “Game theory” – the science of “strategic thinking” – is the means of picking the best possible choice based on the way other people are expected to act in a given situation. Game theory can provide some interesting answers in matters of parenting, for example on how to get your kids …
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ChildUp Early Learning Quote #220: Children Learn from their Peers…

       

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Environmental Factors Like Family Life and School Have as Much Impact as Genetics in the Intellectual Development of a Child

- Many of the genes that influence how well children can read also affect their math skills. Recent research suggests that 50% of the genes that shape the literacy skills of 12 year-old children are related to their mathematics abilities. Although genes are fundamental elements in brain development, environmental factors like family life and …
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Young Kids Don’t Care about the Past and the Future

- Unlike adults, who often dwell on the past and worry about the future, children live in the present. They don’t care about the future and rarely think about the past. The concept of past and future is difficult to understand during the first years of life. Young children have limited experience and …
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ChildUp Early Learning Quote #219: Expand your Conversations with your Child…

       

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Study: Women Who Give Birth Later Live Longer

- According to a recent study, a woman who has her last child at age 33 has twice the odds of living longer than a woman who has her last child at 29. Women who give birth between the ages of 33 and 37 have an even bigger chance of “exceptional longevity” …
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