Contrary to the belief that resource strained parents invest in academically stronger children, studies show that Ethiopian parents tend to invest more in the child with lower academic capabilities.
As children's self-regulatory capacities and the prefrontal regions of their brains develop, so does their ability to carry out their future intentions.
Researchers who looked at over 110,000 students found that learning an instrument in elementary school, and continuing music study into high school, significantly improves school achievement.
Reading styles vary in effectiveness. Here are six things you can do, based on research, to help your child get the most out of shared reading.
School is out and screens make tempting babysitters. Follow these recommendations to allow your child some screen time without compromising their health and development.
Everybody wants more self-control, but it's proven difficult to beef up through training. New research suggests that what your social group does might be key to enhancing your own self-control skills.
New evidence that old beliefs about people with conditions that prevent them from speaking or moving are not always right.
African board games are learning spaces for players to develop cognitive and non-cognitive skills given the mechanics or rules embedded in these games.
Policy choices made by Senegal, Ghana, Rwanda, Angola, Cameroon, Ethiopia and Togo over the past 15 years have led to significant reductions in child undernourishment.
The affective domain - motivation, interest and values and their inter-relationships - forms an integral component in facilitating learners’ construction of physics knowledge.
Parents who notice their child has a flat head should talk to a GP or specialist to see if any treatment is needed.
Little kids cover their own eyes and feel hidden, even if they're still fully visible. New research suggests this doesn't mean children can't understand others' perspectives, as had been assumed.
There's more to learning handwriting than just joined-up letters.
Bilingual children's progress in learning vocabularly depends on their parents.
Ochre has many uses. It can be used to shed information on the evolution of the modern mind.
In some ways, it's spot-on. In others, not so much.
New research has shown that living near green spaces can improve children's cognitive development.
The ability to think critically benefits individuals and societies. Why, then, is it so rare for critical thinking to be taught in schools?
After a new study found no link between the hours a person spends gaming and their cognitive abilities, we look at the evidence.
Older adults are less able to ignore distractions as they try to remember things.