Are Parents Sharing Too Much About Their Children on Social Media?

are parents sharing too much on social mediaInfant twins dancing to the sound of their dad playing guitar and a 20-month-old signing Elvis continually pop up in our Facebook feeds. These social media stars are not even old enough to talk, yet they have a combined total of almost 35 million YouTube views. Read more

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Does Listening To Classical Music Increase Brain Function?

It’s well-documented in the scientific literature that playing musical instruments is associated with increased learning, memory, and cognitive abilities. However, previous research has not examined what effect listening to music, rather than actively engaging in musical training, has on our ability to learn. Read more

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Children Are Teaching Robots How To Write

children teaching robotsA new educational program was recently introduced at the Human-Robot Interaction Conference in Portland, Oregon in which children taught small humanoid robots how to write. Read more

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How Musical Training in Early Childhood Protects the Brain

how musical training in childhoodResearchers have found that musical training in early childhood helps prevent decay in speech recognition skills later in life. Read more

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Academic Redshirting Children May Do More Harm Than Good

academic redshirtingIn a recent trend, parents are holding back their children from starting kindergarten until they are six years old. This practice has been referred to as academic redshirting or kindergarten redshirting – a term used to denote when a college athlete is delayed or suspended in order to lengthen their years of eligibility. Read more

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