Kindergartners and First-Graders Are Mini Couch Potatoes

Kindergartners and First-GradersKindergartners 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. Read more

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Early Attention Problems Have Lasting Effects

early attention problemsChildren 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. Read more

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Standing Desks Help Children in the Classroom

standing desksChildren who stand at their desks in the classroom are more attentive than their seated peers, a new study shows. Read more

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Kindergarteners Who Share iPads Score Higher on Achievement Tests

sharing ipadsTo 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. Read more

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The Element of Surprise Helps Infants Learn New Information

Playing a simple game of hide-and-seek with infants often induces baby-giggles and The Element of Surprisesmiles due to the element of surprise. When something like hide-and-seek or an object behaving strangely defies an infant’s expectation, this encourages an infant to focus on that object and ultimately learn more about it. Read more

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