Young children will pass up rewards they know they can collect to explore other options, a new study suggests. Researchers found that when adults and 4- to 5-year-old children played a game where certain choices earned them rewards, both adults and children quickly learned what choices would give them the biggest returns. But while adults then used that knowledge to maximize their prizes, children continued exploring the other options.
Pupils' achievements at school are often shaped by the way that they 'act out' specific gender roles, according to a new study which warns against over-generalizing the gender gap in education.
Children whose fathers make time to play with them from a very young age may find it easier to control their behavior and emotions as they grow up.
A new study examined whether young children’s verbal engagement with an onscreen interactive media character could boost their math skills.
School districts may be flagged as over-identifying students of color as having disabilities when other factors, such as achievement gaps, may explain these disparities.
Learning something new? Take a test! Research shows that taking a test is more effective than other ways of studying when learning and making inferences.
A world first review of the importance of nature play could transform children’s play spaces, supporting investment in city and urban parks, while also delivering important opportunities for children’s physical, social and emotional development.
A new innovation makes it possible, for the first time, to quantitatively assess children’s spontaneous movement in the natural environment.
Digital storybooks that animate upon a child's vocalization offer beneficial learning opportunities, especially for children with less developed attention regulation.
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