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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Students Learn Math Through Movement

students learn mathA classroom full of children waving their arms up and down, jumping, and tapping to the beat may sound like a gym class, but these exercises are actually designed for the classroom, not P.E., to help children learn math. Read more

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Playing with Puzzles: It’s Not All Fun and Games

Playing with Puzzles It’s Not All Fun and GamesPlaying with jigsaw puzzles and Lego blocks may seem like just fun and games to children, but new research, published in Psychological Science, shows that these spatial forms of play are associated with the development of cognitive skills. Read more

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What Do STEM Schools All Have in Common?

A new, nationwide study finds that science, technology, engineering, and mathematics What Do STEM Schools All Have in Common(STEM) focused schools have eight common elements. Read more

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