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Foreign Language & Music: Does Rhythm Improve Learning?

Foreign Language & Music: Does Rhythm Improve Learning?

Research has shown that a music-related hobby boosts language skills and affects the processing of speech in the brain. According to a new study, the reverse also happens – learning foreign languages can affect the processing of music in the brain.

Building Your Child's Vocabulary? Learn by Doing!

Building Your Child's Vocabulary? Learn by Doing!

Learning techniques that involve the performance of gestures instead of simple audio or visual information can benefit learners.

Flickering Screens May Help Children With Reading and Writing Difficulties

Flickering Screens May Help Children With Reading and Writing Difficulties

Children with reading and writing difficulties who are presented with text on screens with flickering white noise both read better and remember what they have read better.

School Day Structure Could Benefit Children’s Health

School Day Structure Could Benefit Children’s Health

Children’s behaviors are healthier when they have consistent routine and structure in their day-to day lives, such as on school days. 

Dyslexia: When Spelling Problems Impair Writing Acquisition

Dyslexia: When Spelling Problems Impair Writing Acquisition

When children cannot quickly and accurately write letters, they also have problems with spelling and written language.

When Class Times Don't Match Biological Clocks

When Class Times Don't Match Biological Clocks

It may be time to tailor students’ class schedules to their natural biological rhythms, according to a new study from UC Berkeley and Northeastern Illinois University.

3 Key Skills for Promoting Numeracy in Young Children

3 Key Skills for Promoting Numeracy in Young Children

What are the fundamental skills that young children need to develop at the start of school for future academic success? While a large body of res...

Motivation Depends on How the Brain Processes Fatigue

Motivation Depends on How the Brain Processes Fatigue

How do we decide whether or not an activity which requires work is ‘worth the effort’?

Team Finds Brain Mechanism that Automatically Links Objects in our Minds

Team Finds Brain Mechanism that Automatically Links Objects in our Minds

Scientists map the part of the brain that "links" similar objects, leading to new insights about how the brain processes information out of context.

Researchers Find What Motivates Young Children to Learn

Researchers Find What Motivates Young Children to Learn

The study focused on how children’s knowledge level influences what information they find interesting. The findings suggest that children are not simply attracted to information by its novelty.

Not All Recess is Created Equal

Not All Recess is Created Equal

With schools returning to full-time in-person classes this fall now is a good time to rethink, ‘How do we create schools that are more child-friendly?’ 

Thinking in 3D Improves Mathematical Skills

Thinking in 3D Improves Mathematical Skills

New research suggests that there is a strong correlation between early spatial skills and the comprehension of mathematical concepts later.