Posts tagged with: early-childhood-learning
Einstein Never Used Flash Cards: How Our Children Really Learn– And Why They Need to Play More and Memorize Lessby Kathy Hirsh-Pasek Ph.D., Roberta Michnick Golinkoff...
Has kindergarten become something 5-year olds cannot handle without a "readiness" regimen? Trends such as these raise a red flag about things going awry. more
Early childhood mathematics is vitally important for young children's present and future educational success. Research has demonstrated that virtually all young children have the capability to learn and become competent in mathematics. Mathematics Learning in Early Childhood lays out the critical areas that should be the focus of young children's early mathematics education, explores the extent to which they are currently being incorporated in early childhood settings, and identifies the changes needed to improve the quality of mathematics experiences for young children. more
How do preschoolers come to learn about things they cannot perceive? This question drives the research of Professor Paul Harris of the Harvard Graduate School of Education. His conclusion? Conversations with others, adults mostly. While children do learn a lot about the world through observing things around them, they learn much, and pretty early too, about intangible things like germs and vitamins, hidden bodily organs, a country's history, and even difficult-to-grasp ideas of life and death. Such learning comes from other people’s testimony, asserts Dr. Harris in this article. more
Previous studies of how children read have yielded different results. Some studies concluded that children's reading patterns mimicked those in adults, while other arrived at the the opposite conclusion. Researchers at the School of Psychology at the University of Leicester may have come a bit closed at solving this conundrum. more
And E is for Environment! It's never too early to set your kids on a path of environmental-conscious living. This book is a great way to kindle a love of the earth in your toddler/early reader while learning the alphabet. more