Encouraging preschoolers to practice their handwriting skills should take place before children ever step foot into a classroom, new evidence suggests.
A recent study, published in Early Childhood Research Quarterly, finds that early handwriting plays a pivotal role in the development of children’s language, literacy, and fine motor skills. Although children are inundated with digital words on computer screens and tablets, writing practice enriches children’s phonological awareness in a way that typing electronically does not. Read more
NOVA scienceNOW on PBS presents How Smart Can We Get?, a great episode for parents and teachers who are interested in understanding more about how the brain works and how the brain can improve with practice. Read more
New research shows that children who attend a full-day of preschool score higher on measures of school readiness skills compared to children who attend part-day preschool. Read more
Learning a new language is shown to change the brain’s structure and functionality, according to researchers at Penn State University. Read more
Entitlement is usually constructed and viewed as having a negative effect on children’s and adult’s attitudes and how they may treat others. However, a new study finds that small doses of entitlement may have a positive effect on boosting children’s creativity. Read more