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ChildUp Early Learning Quote #244: High-Quality Early Childhood Programs…

       

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Fun Ways to Boost your Child’s Brain Development – from Michigan State University

- In the earliest years, the human brain grows at an explosive rate. Young children are continuously interacting with their environment and the people around them. Pushed by their indefatigable curiosity, preschoolers are ready to try everything, always testing limits and asking a lot of questions. This period is key for the proper development of social …
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ChildUp Early Learning Quote #243: The Family into Which a Child Is Born…

       

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The Benefits of a Male Parenting Style

- As a new mom, blogger Erin Stewart was often horrified by the very masculine way her husband parented their kids. But, after a few years, not only did she tolerate this manly parenting style, but even appreciated all what it taught her. Like the following: – Quality parenting moments don’t have to be complicated …
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ChildUp Early Learning Quote #242: The Opportunity for Education…

       

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Nature vs Nurture: The Paradigm Shift in Early Childhood Development

- We are on the verge of a paradigm shift in matters of children’s education. Scientific research is continuously bringing up more evidence that the human brain is shaped by both our genes and the interactions we have with our environment; and that the early years are really crucial for a child’s development. This critical time sets …
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ChildUp Early Learning Quote #241: Cognitive and Character Skills…

       

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Confusing English Number Words Impair Math Learning

- In their efforts to increase numeracy (the mathematical equivalent of literacy) among young children, some psychologists and educators are focusing their attention on the “language” gap. Recent research has found a connection between the use of unclear English words and weaker arithmetic skills in English-speaking children. – The problem begins with number “eleven.” …
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ChildUp Early Learning Quote #240: Children Who Like to Read…

       

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Common Core Math Is Not Fuzzy. It’s Smart!

- Common Core math is considered by some parents and educators as “fuzzy math”, a method too different from what they know, and too challenging for the children that it can even hold back the best learners. In fact, Common Core math helps pupils to grasp mathematical concepts better and faster than the precedent education systems, …
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