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Stressed at School? Kids Cope Better With Exercise

Stressed at School? Kids Cope Better With Exercise

From positive associations to preventing the release of too much cortisol, learn how daily exercise boosts resiliency in kids.

Want to Increase Resiliency in Kids? Teach Creativity

Want to Increase Resiliency in Kids? Teach Creativity

Kids imagine themselves as different characters it builds creativity which can make them more resilient.

Mind-Body Connection is Built into Brain

Mind-Body Connection is Built into Brain

The mind-body connection is designed to help us learn and remember, and to use what we know as tools for new learning and problem-solving.

Making Memories While We Sleep: One Brain Region Teaches Another

Making Memories While We Sleep: One Brain Region Teaches Another

As the body moves between REM and slow-wave sleep cycles, the hippocampus and neocortex interact in ways that are key to memory formation.

How to Boost Emotional Development and Learning Engagement Before Kindergarten

How to Boost Emotional Development and Learning Engagement Before Kindergarten

Preschoolers who did this on a regular basis demonstrated more success in emotional development, learning engagement and academic performance across the kindergarten year.

Slow Learner? It Could Be From Long-Term Stress

Slow Learner? It Could Be From Long-Term Stress

Long-term stress -- to which children are increasingly exposed -- can potentially cause serious damage to the brain, according to a new study.

How Sleep Builds Relational Memory

How Sleep Builds Relational Memory

Our ability to remember connections between unrelated items may have more to do with sleep than previously thought.

Need to Improve Concentration? Try This.

Need to Improve Concentration? Try This.

Researchers confirm the correlation between concentration and health-related quality of life and this everyday activity with primary school students.

How Naps Boost Early Literacy Skills in Preschoolers

How Naps Boost Early Literacy Skills in Preschoolers

New study offers clues to the relationship between sleep, memory development, and literacy skills; specifically, learning letter-sound mappings and using that knowledge to read unfamiliar words -- an important indicator of early literacy skills.

How to Get Kids on a Path to Better Wellbeing

How to Get Kids on a Path to Better Wellbeing

Toddlers whose mothers received special coaching in this activity grew into teenagers who experience better wellbeing.

Fit Kids, Fat Vocabularies

Fit Kids, Fat Vocabularies

New study suggests exercise can boost kids’ vocabulary growth

Children Who Eat This Have Better Mental Wellbeing

Children Who Eat This Have Better Mental Wellbeing

How children can achieve better mental wellbeing according to new research from the University of East Anglia Health and Social Care Partners.