Articles about child development


How Learning Science Is Catching Up To Mr. Rogers

Last updated: 08/13/2018

Editor's note on Aug. 8, 2018: This piece has been substantially updated from a versionpublishedin 2014. A solemn little boy with a bowl haircut is telling Mr. Rogers that his pet

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Scientists uncover new facts concerning working memory in children

Last updated: 08/05/2018

Working memory refers to the system that functions while performing complex tasks such as reasoning, comprehension and learning. For example, working memory can retain a shopping l

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Parenting Knowledge among First-time Parents of Young Children - Child Trends

Last updated: 07/19/2018

Increasing parents’ knowledge about their children’s development and promoting healthy parenting are common goals of programs and services for families with young children. Thi

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Tuning In: Supporting Sharing

Last updated: 06/29/2018

You don’t have to wait until your child is 3 years old to start teaching him to share. There is a lot you can do to teach a toddler this important skill. You are the expert on yo

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Creating Through Making, Music and Art

Last updated: 06/28/2018

The idea of ‘making’ has come full circle recognizing it’s birth in past programs such as auto shop and home economics; yet realizing today it is the basis for full research,

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That Gifted Label: What’s it good for anyway?

Last updated: 06/28/2018

Should we label gifted kids? Some people believe that the gifted label is somewhat misleading and unproductive. They believe that the term does not adequately reflect who the gifte

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First space, then auto—now Elon Musk quietly tinkers with education

Last updated: 06/28/2018

In a corner of SpaceX’s headquarters in Hawthorne, California, a small, secretive group called Ad Astra is hard at work. These are not the company’s usual rocket scientists. At

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Ursinus to Host Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth

Last updated: 06/28/2018

Ursinus College is one of 18 residential sites across the United States hosting the prestigious Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth (CTY) during summer 2018. “CTY is thrilled

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Executive Summary: How Can Mindfulness Support Parenting and Caregiving?

Last updated: 06/28/2018

Mindfulness interventions have indeed demonstrated positive benefits for focus, attention, and various aspects of well-being for professionals, parents, and even children, and have

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10 Math Hacks to Prevent Summer Slide

Last updated: 06/28/2018

We can’t wait for the summer! Some students and teachers have already tucked away their book bags while others are scrambling to finish that last assignment. All can agree that t

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