Signs of dyscalculia, also known as a math learning disability or math disorder, can be hard to spot.
Finger counting and struggling to tell the time or use a calendar are all typical signs of dyscalculia – sometimes called ‘maths dyslexia’.
Imagining the ideal school.
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
Educational genomics could mean tailor-made curriculum programmes can be created based on a pupil’s DNA profile.
The way you talk to your baby makes a difference.
Babies first learn to recognize the rhythm and intonation of language. The process begins in the womb, where the intonation patterns are transmitted to the baby through the fluids.
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.
Children learn to share and show concern from an early age.
Children feel sympathy for others from an early age. Two development psychologists explain how children can learn, based on feelings of sympathy, how to act more thoughtfully.
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.
What makes some individuals good at learning languages?
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Researchers have found that some individuals have a ‘language aptitude,’ which depends on how their brain is organized.
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.