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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.

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...

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.

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.

Do Open Learning Spaces Increase Children’s Physical Activity?

Do Open Learning Spaces Increase Children’s Physical Activity?

Open learning spaces are not directly associated with the physical activity of students in grades 3 and 5, even though more breaks from sedentary time were observed in open learning spaces compared to conventional classrooms.

Active Early Learning Shapes the Adult Brain

Active Early Learning Shapes the Adult Brain

An enhanced learning environment during the first five years of life shapes the brain in ways that are apparent four decades later.

These Cognitive Exercises Help Children Boost Their Math Skills

These Cognitive Exercises Help Children Boost Their Math Skills

Young children who practice visual working memory and reasoning tasks improve their math skills more than children who focus on spatial rotation exercises.

Petting Therapy Dogs Enhances Thinking Skills

Petting Therapy Dogs Enhances Thinking Skills

New research shows petting therapy dogs enhances thinking skills of stressed students.