Young children learn through play.
A recent report suggests reception classes should spend less time playing and more time focusing on literacy and mathematics.
Schools have a duty to teach children morality, but which moral values should they teach?
How much is too much screen time for kids?
For decades, parents have fretted over ‘screen time,’ limiting the hours their children spend looking at a screen. But as times change, so does media… and how parents should (or shouldn’t) regulate it.
Saving students through the medium of comics.
What stories can teach children about the world.
Students of both genders carry around stereotypes about school achievement.
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Recent research raised concerns about girls’ stereotypes on their gender’s lack of ‘brilliance.’ But an overlooked finding suggests boys also hold hindering stereotypes about themselves in school.
‘OMG, I love this box!’
Forget about the expensive gifts, for young children, it’s all about the paper and the packaging this Christmas.
A student revising class work in Kenya. The quality of maths teaching in schools can have a profound impact on learner interest.
The quality of what pupils come to know, understand and are able to do has a big impact on students. Low quality leads to boredom as well as fear and anxiety about maths as a subject
Who’s that? Understanding it’s them in the mirror offers toddlers another sense of perspective.
Children start to demonstrate self-awareness as they approach their second birthday – and it helps them to learn.
What can be done to get more kids interested in STEM?
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A study with pre-school children found that their motivation and interest improved when they believed they were part of a group.
If children aren’t sufficiently coordinated, it could affect their ability to learn.
As they grow up, children learn not to talk about race, but a positive emphasis on diversity is better than teaching colourblindness.
How does music training in early childhood help the developing brain?
Several brain regions engage in an amazing symphony to produce music. What then are the benefits of music training on a child?
Children express creativity through ‘pretend play.’
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Summer can likely be full of activities that you do with your child. Here’s what research shows on how to boost your child’s creativity.
Apologies can help improve the feelings of someone hurt.
Research shows that even four-year-olds feel better after an apology and view people who apologize as nicer than those who don’t.
Babies learn by example.
New research has questioned the nature of humans’ impressive capacity to imitate.
Emotional competence can help children do better at school.
California elementary school teacher doing shared reading.
When you read to children, they develop abilities to express emotions through language.
A lot was already going on at the halfway point.
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If you thought babies’ babbling was just nonsense, it’s time to think again.
How do babies learn language?
Research shows babies begin to learn language sounds before they’re even born. What about babies who hear two languages from birth? Can a baby brain specialize in two languages?