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Petting Therapy Dogs Enhances Thinking Skills

Petting Therapy Dogs Enhances Thinking Skills

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

Leaving Kids to Fight It Out On Their Own

Leaving Kids to Fight It Out On Their Own

Zero to minimal intervention during conflict among children is a characteristic of the mimamoru approach practiced in Japanese schools to foster the voluntary participation of kids in their learning.

Exercise Aids the Cognitive Development of Children Born Preterm

Exercise Aids the Cognitive Development of Children Born Preterm

A premature start in life can cause problems even into teenage years. A recent study indicates that training motor skills in these children helps even when they are older.

High Risk of Dyslexia? Self-Confidence is Key

High Risk of Dyslexia? Self-Confidence is Key

Confidence in their own abilities can help kids overcome difficulties with dyslexia.

Connecting the Dots Between Engagement and Learning

Connecting the Dots Between Engagement and Learning

Changes in internal states -- such as arousal, attention, and engagement -- causes behavior changes and may help you quickly learn and master new skills.

Puzzle Play Helps Boost Math Skills 

Puzzle Play Helps Boost Math Skills 

Researchers have found that children who played with puzzles at a young age later perform better on tasks utilizing spatial skills.

Paper Notebooks vs. Mobile Devices

Paper Notebooks vs. Mobile Devices

Unique, complex information in analog methods likely gives brain more details to trigger memory.

Solving the Screen Time Puzzle

Solving the Screen Time Puzzle

Contradictory to previous findings, children who learn how to solve a puzzle using a touchscreen can then apply this learning to the same puzzle in the physical world. 

Read to Succeed -- in Math

Read to Succeed -- in Math

He tried to identify dyslexia based on how the brain is wired for reading. Instead he found that the way the brain is wired for reading is actually influencing math ability.

Infants Capable of Complex Babble May Grow into Stronger Readers

Infants Capable of Complex Babble May Grow into Stronger Readers

Infants' early speech production may predict their later literacy, according to a study from Florida State University.

Sport May Fast-Track Numeracy Skills for Indigenous Children

Sport May Fast-Track Numeracy Skills for Indigenous Children

Greater sports participation is linked with better academic performance, according to new research from the University of South Australia.

Blink! The Link Between Aerobic Fitness and Cognition

Blink! The Link Between Aerobic Fitness and Cognition

Researchers have found evidence that spontaneous eye blink activity, which reflects activity in the dopaminergic system, explains the connection between fitness and cognitive function.