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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
When children cannot quickly and accurately write letters, they also have problems with spelling and written language.
3 Key Skills for Promoting Numeracy in Young Children
What are the fundamental skills that young children need to develop at the start of school for future academic success? While a large body of res...
Not All Recess is Created Equal
With schools returning to full-time in-person classes this fall now is a good time to rethink, ‘How do we create schools that are more child-friendly?’
Do Open Learning Spaces Increase Children’s Physical Activity?
Open learning spaces are not directly associated with the physical activity of students in grades 3 and 5, even though more breaks from sedentary time were observed in open learning spaces compared to conventional classrooms.
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.
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
Researchers have found evidence that spontaneous eye blink activity, which reflects activity in the dopaminergic system, explains the connection between fitness and cognitive function.
Kids' Physical Fitness is More Important Than BMI
Weight loss shouldn’t be the goal of PE new study shows.
Clumsy Kids Can Be Fit Too
Clumsy kids can be as aerobically fit as their peers with better motor skills, a new Finnish study shows.
Worth it? How the Brain Decides to Make an Effort
A new understanding of motivation: How your brain weighs the costs versus the benefits of making a physical effort.
Regular Physical Activity Seems to Enhance Cognition in Children Who Need it Most
New research shows that regular physical activity can enhance cognitive functions, especially in those who have the most room for improvement.