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Does Cognitive Control Training Really Work?

Does Cognitive Control Training Really Work?

Training exercises designed to improve cognitive control in children aim to improve their ability to delay gratification and their academic achievement. But do they really work?

Don't Love to Read? Try Reminiscing with Your Kids

Don't Love to Read? Try Reminiscing with Your Kids

To boost the quality of a preschooler’s language experience and skills, a new study provides an alternative to shared reading.

Do Early Fine Motor Skills Matter?

Do Early Fine Motor Skills Matter?

Preschool children were asked to draw, fold paper, and pile up blocks — skills that require careful manipulation of objects with hands, referred to as 'fine motor skills.' Researchers suspected that early fine motor skills might be important, they were startled at what they found.

Boost Fine Motor Skills AND Motor Memory With This One Habit

Boost Fine Motor Skills AND Motor Memory With This One Habit

Anyone seeking to improve fine motor skills -- from young children to surgeons to gamers -- can benefit from this habit both before and after practicing their new skills.

3 Habits That Increase Reasoning Skills in Children

3 Habits That Increase Reasoning Skills in Children

These three habits enhanced reasoning skills among children over the first two school years.

Early Self-Regulation Boosts Children’s Educational Success

Early Self-Regulation Boosts Children’s Educational Success

Teaching children how to manage their attention and impulses in primary school had a positive long-term effect on their later educational success.

Playing with Dad Now Boosts Kids Grades Later

Playing with Dad Now Boosts Kids Grades Later

Fathers can give their children an educational advantage at primary school by reading, drawing and playing with them at an early age.

'Mister Rogers' 2.0? Chatbot Aims to Boost Kids' Positive Self Talk

'Mister Rogers' 2.0? Chatbot Aims to Boost Kids' Positive Self Talk

Researchers aim to create child-centric experiences with a chatbot that provide fun and educational practice opportunities without compromises children’s privacy.

Why Some Children May Be Slower to Learn Words

Why Some Children May Be Slower to Learn Words

New research could help identify children at risk for language delay at an earlier stage so that they can get better support.

New Insights on Brain Development Through Adolescence

New Insights on Brain Development Through Adolescence

Brain regions that support cognitive, social and emotional functions remain malleable well into adolescence, longer than other brain regions.

Not All Preschool Math Games Are Equal

Not All Preschool Math Games Are Equal

Researchers explore whether number line games based on the concept of the mental number line can improve children’s number knowledge and basic arithmetic skills.

Optimizing The Classroom to Accelerate Learning

Optimizing The Classroom to Accelerate Learning

A new approach to grouping theory uses math to determine how to organize individuals to maximize learning.