Playfulness is a personality trait that is expressed differently in people. "Particularly playful people have a hard time dealing with boredom....
New research shows that children only learn to do jigsaw puzzles once they have reached a certain stage of development. Three-year-olds use trial and error, but four-year-olds are able to use information in the picture to complete the puzzles. The research team say this understanding is the foundation of learning to draw and paint.
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.
By studying the brain’s reward and memory networks, neuroscientists find that memory requires a system of reward delivery. A new finding highly relevant for a variety of learning situations.
For the first time it has been shown that a brief training session with rhythmic gestures has immediate benefits for narrative discourse in children of 5 and 6 years of age.
New research suggests enrichment programs help children solidify the information they have added to their wall of knowledge and may help prevent summer slide.
Parents should not feel pressured to make their young children undertake structured learning or achieve specific tasks, particularly during lockdown. A new study of children under the age of two has found that parents who take a more flexible approach to their child’s learning can - for children who were easy babies - minimize behavioral problems during toddlerhood.
Games-making is designed to encourage students to create their own tennis games using various equipment from around their home environment, getting kids to move more, improve their skills, and come up with their own creative tennis games.
A new study examined whether young children’s verbal engagement with an onscreen interactive media character could boost their math skills.
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