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What Is the “Baby-PISA” or “Mini-PISA” Early Learning Assessment Program?

– PISA, the Program for International Student Assessment of 15-year-old students, is followed by a growing number of countries as a benchmark to compare their progress in education. Now, it seems that – finally – the world is beginning to understand all the importance of “early education” as well. The …
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Why You Should Praise your Kids Five Times a Day

– According to a new study by researchers at De Montfort University in England, praising children five times a day for their good behavior will help them thrive. The research showed that the children of parents using this kind of measure benefited from better well-being and lower hyperactivity and inattention …
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Smartphones and Tablets Hinder the Development of Toddlers’ Language Skills

– According to a new study from the University of Toronto and The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, putting infants and toddlers in front of tablets and smartphones before the age of two can significantly hinder the development of their language abilities. In the UK, for example, kids under …
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Math Learning Begins at Home, in the Preschool Years

– A new study by researchers from the University of Chicago has shown that math anxiety is a a problem not only in the United States but in many countries in the world. The central question of the research was: does the fact that you are bad at math make …
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Phonics – Sounding Out Words – Is the Most Effective Method to Learn Reading

– How children should learn to read is an old and intense controversy. Researchers from Royal Holloway University of London and the MRC Cognition and Brain Science Unit wanted to know which is more efficient in learning to read, is it by sounding out words or by guessing whole-word meaning. …
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Preschool and Kindergarten Are the New First Grade

– A large new study has found that basic academic skills are learned earlier and earlier. In 2013, for example, children starting first grade had significantly better reading abilities than the pupils of the same age had at the beginning of the century. Another good news, even disadvantaged students improved …
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Early Learning Is Key for Children’s Success

– Neuroscience has found that a vast majority of the human brain is developed during the early years. On the other hand, two out of five American children are not enrolled in any preschool program. According to numbers provided by the National Center for Children in Poverty, in the United …
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Crying Babies Are Made, Not Born

– According to a new study, Danes, Germans and Japanese babies cry the least, while their peers in the UK, Italy and Canada cry the most. Denmark is not only the second best country to live in for women, but it also has the best healthcare system in Europe and …
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One-Third of Speech Disorders Are Overlooked by Preschool Teachers

– A good number of parents face a disturbing prospect, the risk of their child having a speech disorder which was not detected during preschool or early years of primary school. Speech disorders typically happen during the early years and consist of difficulties in hearing, understanding and producing sounds in speech. They are …
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What Happens When You Gaze into your Baby’s Eyes

– When you gaze into your baby’s eyes, something pretty amazing happens; she or he is looking back at you. From the earliest days, intelligence and emotion are already at work behind those two cute big eyes. The emotional and cognitive abilities that start developing in a newborn’s brain from …
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