Many board games strengthen the hippocampus and prefrontal cortex of the brains of players. This results in improved cognitive functions such as IQ, memory, information retention and problem-solving.
From dyslexia, to dementia to schizophrenia, there is evidence that playing games can help, while boosting family connections and emotional wellbeing.
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Culture plays a role in forming a child's identity, conversational style and memory. This has many implications for how to deal with children, from school to the judicial system.
Choosing which languages to teach children in a multilingual family is a tough question.
Parents of autistic children are often encouraged to stick with one language at home - even if they speak several. But should they?
“No, I didn’t eat any cake.”
Children lying is rarely cause for concern and actually means your child is developmentally normal.
Whenever you get a chance, even if it’s only ten minutes, engage in shared reading activities.
Early shared reading is linked to a number of benefits for children, including better performance in NAPLAN, reading, writing, spelling, grammar and mathematics.
Oppositional defiant disorder is a pattern of disobedient, hostile, and defiant behaviour directed towards authority figures.
If your child has a problem with defiant behaviours, there are a number of things you can do to avoid standoffs and reduce the chance of meltdowns. Here's how.
Knowing when children develop morality means we can aid their moral development.
Children develop a sense of morality as they grow, similar to how literacy and numeracy skills develop over time and with practice.
Some big questions.
When it comes to death, children's imagination can sometimes be scarier than reality.
A mother in the Mother Goose on the Loose program reading to her infant.
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A new program has been show to help parents of preemies use their voice to foster their premature baby’s language development. The findings are hopeful, the researchers behind the program say.
The flat screened babysitter is part of growing up.
Little kids have a tendency to look on the bright side.
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Human beings seem to be born wearing rose-colored glasses. Psychologists are interested in how this bias toward the positive works in the very young – and how it fades over time.
The bedtime crew.
Upsy Daisy and the Tombliboos are finely tuned in to the developing minds of toddlers.
Children are able to pick up negative racial stereotypes by the age of six. Luckily, parents can help reverse them.
Practice and experience is vital for acquiring a motor skill like handwriting.
Children develop the ability to compensate for memory failures only gradually as they get older.
Instead of nagging younger kids "not to forget", and trusting the power of the child’s developing memory alone, try to help them "offload" as much of the work as possible.
Most parents are unaware just how easily available ‘hardcore’ porn has become.
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While parents are growing more concerned about their children's easy access to porn, they often don't realize just how 'hardcore' and violent it has become and how early their kids are seeing it.
New research shows that both younger and older siblings uniquely contribute to each others’ empathy development.
New research shows that children who are kind, supportive and understanding influence their siblings to act and behave in similar ways.
Parents can teach empathy by connecting behaviours to feelings when they talk to their kids, to help them understand cause and effect.
Empathy in children can be fostered. Researchers offer three strategies for parents and other caregivers to promote a climate of empathy in the home or classroom.
In this episode of The Anthill podcast, we bring you stories on helicopter parenting, early puberty, and what it's like to grow up as a Muslim in Britain.
The Luvabella robotic dolls are reportedly one of this season’s most wanted toys. It’s time to pause and ask about its impact on children.
The technological revolution has hit the doll aisle this holiday season in the form of artificial intelligence dolls. What does it mean for children's development, to confuse real bodies with machines?