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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.

What Your Child's Facial Expressions Are Telling You

What Your Child's Facial Expressions Are Telling You

Facial expressions forecasts social problems years later when students are lacking this key factor.

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. 

Taking Short Breaks May Help our Brains Learn New Skills

Taking Short Breaks May Help our Brains Learn New Skills

The resting brain repeatedly replays compressed memories of what was just practiced.

Petting Therapy Dogs Enhances Thinking Skills

Petting Therapy Dogs Enhances Thinking Skills

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

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.

Kids' Physical Fitness is More Important Than BMI

Kids' Physical Fitness is More Important Than BMI

Weight loss shouldn’t be the goal of PE new study shows.