Findings could help determine new ways to predict which children are most at risk for developing ADHD. Continue reading “New study finds younger aged children with symptoms of ADHD have reduced brain size”
Study confirms gender differences in how teachers perceive playfulness — and provides insights into the potentially damaging effects of discouraging playful behavior in the classroom. Continue reading “Class clowns: Playful boys viewed more negatively than playful girls, study finds”
Though their purpose and function are still largely unknown, mirror neurons in the brain are believed by some neuroscientists to be central to how humans relate to each other. Deficiencies in mirror neurons might also play a role in autism and other disorders affecting social skills. Continue reading “Monkeys’ Brains Synchronize As They Collaborate To Perform A Motor Task”
Counting, sorting and simple sums: More math activities at home might boost kids’ early number processing and calculation skills. Continue reading “Early numeracy performance of young kids linked to specific math activities at home”
Cognitive skills developed from music lessons appear to transfer to unrelated subjects, leading to improved academic performance. Continue reading “Music lessons improve children’s cognitive skills and academic performance”
While the national high school dropout rate has declined, many school systems still struggle with a high number of students who do not finish high school. Continue reading “Two behaviors linked to high school dropout rates”
Concussions are a major public health problem because of their high number in adolescents and athletes who practice contact sports. Their frequency is increased in preschool children since they have a more blurred notion of danger and are therefore more likely to be injured.
Children with reading difficulties should be more thoroughly screened for hearing problems, a new report by Coventry University academics has said. Continue reading “Screen children with reading difficulties more thoroughly for hearing problems, says new report”
Children participating in a 12-week, before-school physical activity program experienced improvement in body weight and social/emotional wellness, compared with their classmates who did not participate. Continue reading “Before-school physical activity program helps improve body weight and overall wellness”
A comprehensive review of research on several measures of the quality of early childhood education suggests that the instructional practices of preschool teachers have the largest impact on young children’s academic and social skills. The review helps untangle a complicated knot of factors that affect young children.