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A Faster Way to Learn to Read

A Faster Way to Learn to Read

This method is more effective and quicker at teaching reading skills compared to typing and watching videos.

How to Boost Children's Letter Sound Recognition

How to Boost Children's Letter Sound Recognition

Children who did this became twice as proficient at difficult letter sounds compared to those who received traditional instruction.

How Sleep Builds Relational Memory

How Sleep Builds Relational Memory

Our ability to remember connections between unrelated items may have more to do with sleep than previously thought.

Just Being Around New Things Makes Us ‘Ready to Learn’

Just Being Around New Things Makes Us ‘Ready to Learn’

Educators have long recognized the value of “background information” in the learning process. Exposure to new information at the background level can help us be ready to learn in formal classroom instruction.

Early English Lessons Have Lasting Effects

Early English Lessons Have Lasting Effects

An earlier study had raised doubts about the effectiveness of learning English in the first grade. This new research challenges that assumption.

Need to Improve Concentration? Try This.

Need to Improve Concentration? Try This.

Researchers confirm the correlation between concentration and health-related quality of life and this everyday activity with primary school students.

Speech and the Brain: New Research Challenges Common Assumption

Speech and the Brain: New Research Challenges Common Assumption

What happens in our brain when we speak?  This important brain research shows how different brain areas all work together to create the ability to make “speech sounds” quickly and accurately.

How The Brain Says 'Oops!'

How The Brain Says 'Oops!'

How do we learn from our mistakes? This important brain research helps us understand how our brains detect our mistakes.

How Counting Promotes Fair Sharing in Preschoolers

How Counting Promotes Fair Sharing in Preschoolers

Researchers show how symbolic counting skills were the single biggest predictor of preschoolers' fair sharing behavior.

Can Preschoolers Gain Reading Skills in a Virtual Classroom?

Can Preschoolers Gain Reading Skills in a Virtual Classroom?

New study by the University of Washington discovers if students can develop key reading skills in a virtual classroom.

How Naps Boost Early Literacy Skills in Preschoolers

How Naps Boost Early Literacy Skills in Preschoolers

New study offers clues to the relationship between sleep, memory development, and literacy skills; specifically, learning letter-sound mappings and using that knowledge to read unfamiliar words -- an important indicator of early literacy skills.

How to Boost Your Child's Resilience at School

How to Boost Your Child's Resilience at School

This activity at home can triple a child’s resilience at school, particularly for children at-risk.