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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.

3 Key Skills for Promoting Numeracy in Young Children

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

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?

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

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.