Kindergartners and First-Graders Are Mini Couch Potatoes

Kindergartners and First-Graders Are Mini Couch Potatoes

Kindergartners and first-graders are rapidly becoming mini couch potatoes as they are spending more time sitting and watching television and less time actively playing and moving around. Research shows that it doesn’t take much for young children to be considered...
Early Attention Problems Have Lasting Effects

Early Attention Problems Have Lasting Effects

Children who have difficulty with inattention and distractibility during their early, formative years are at risk for worse academic outcomes in high school, a new study shows. The article, published in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent...
Standing Desks Help Children in the Classroom

Standing Desks Help Children in the Classroom

Children who stand at their desks in the classroom are more attentive than their seated peers, a new study shows. The findings, published in the International Journal of Health Promotion and Education, reveal that second through fourth grade students who use standing...
Kindergarteners Who Share iPads Score Higher on Achievement Tests

Kindergarteners Who Share iPads Score Higher on Achievement Tests

To give a child an iPad in school, or not – that is the question. The ‘correct’ answer to this question still remains a bit of a mystery. Although, the use of iPads in the classroom has caused a political uproar in some school districts. However, a researcher from...