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4 Important Things Babies Need to Learn

- Parents have a powerful influence on their children from day one, even as early as conception, as soon as the fetus starts growing in the womb. In their first 12 months, infants practically have no language and their learning process is essentially determined by emotions and thoughts, instead of …
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ChildUp Early Learning Quote #259: Children Praised for Being “Smart”…

       

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How Can American Children Still Be Unhappy?

- Despite the American strong addiction to parenting advice, how can so many US children remain miserable? This may seem surprising but, when compared with their peers from other developed countries, American kids are still among the most unhappy.  – Does it help to know that more than three-quarters of American parents …
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ChildUp Early Learning Quote #258: Born Genius…

       

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More Than a Quarter of Children Fail at Math During the Early Years

- In 2013, 28% of children in England did not achieve their expected levels at the end of the early years foundation stage. According to a report from the British All-Party Parliamentary Goup (APPG), the reason is that “mathematically under-qualified and unconfident” early childhood practitioners fail to provide young children …
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ChildUp Early Learning Quote #257: What Is More Important for our Toddlers: Play or the Three-Rs?

       

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Educators Recommend the Use of the Correct Words – Like Penis and Vagina – When Talking to Children

-  When talking to children, Australian educators generally prefer to use the words “penis” and “vagina”, instead of slang words like “peepee” or “twinkle”, to name private body parts. However, some people can be embarrassed when their kids use this kind of vocabulary in front of other people. As a consequence, many many …
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ChildUp Early Learning Quote #256: Every Child Has an Infinite Potential…

       

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Mother Tongues Stick Forever in the Human Brain

- According to a new study, a forgotten language that was heard only for a short period during infancy, and only partially learned, will leave a long-lasting impression on the adult brain. Those results confirm the conclusions of previous studies that already highlighted the critical importance of language learning for a …
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ChildUp Early Learning Quote #255: The Choice Between Redshirting and Not…

       

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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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