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A Boost to Executive Function in Early Childhood

A Boost to Executive Function in Early Childhood

Researchers explore whether adherence to American Academy of Pediatrics guidelines for diet and physical activity had any relationship with toddlers’ executive function.

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.

From Hopscotch to Handwriting: Trial and Error is our Best Teacher

From Hopscotch to Handwriting: Trial and Error is our Best Teacher

Although we often think that we don’t want to make mistakes, this new model of learning reminds us that trying new things and making mistakes are our best teachers.

Got Rhythm? This Type of Music Boosts Brain Performance

Got Rhythm? This Type of Music Boosts Brain Performance

Listening to these types of songs during an activity helped participants focus attention and multitask, especially those who have good rhythm.

How Does the Brain Process and Store Movement?

How Does the Brain Process and Store Movement?

What researchers discovered about how the brain processes movement changes not only to our understanding of how the brain works, but provides a better understanding of conditions ranging from Parkinson’s disease to autism.

How to Boost Children's Letter Sound Recognition

How to Boost Children's Letter Sound Recognition

Children who did this became twice as proficient at difficult letter sounds compared to those who received traditional instruction.

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.

Visuals increase attention. Now science explains why.

Visuals increase attention. Now science explains why.

A neurochemical explanation for why looking at something actually helps kiddos pay better attention.

Fit Kids, Fat Vocabularies

Fit Kids, Fat Vocabularies

New study suggests exercise can boost kids’ vocabulary growth

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.

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.