A UK study on the benefits of parent-child reading offers seven recommendations for multiple audience groups.
The study’s bottom line: “Actively engaging parents in the book reading process has the potential to make a real difference to the child’s language outcomes, and this is especially true for vulnerable preschool children.”
The question: What is the evidence of effectiveness of parent-child book reading with preschool children in improving school readiness and early language?
What do we learn in the womb? Science writer Annie Murphy Paul discussed the research.
What inspires motivation? A new study from Harvard’s Center on the Developing Child looks at the brain — specifically, the early years of childhood development.
When it comes to helping infants learn to talk, it’s not just how much parents say, but how they say it. A new study from the University of Washington’s Institute for Learning & Brain Sciences (I-LABS) shows that parents who learn how and why to speak parentese can have a direct impact on their children’s vocabulary.
One of the global pioneers behind the science of early childhood learning and development, Ellen Galinsky, chief science officer at the Bezos Family Foundation and executive director of Mind in the Making, discusses her landmark book, Mind in the Making: The Seven Essential Life Skills Every Child Needs, as well as her next project, which includes exploring the mind of the adolescent.
What role can the arts play in early childhood learning? The National Endowment for the Arts recently hosted a 90-minute webinar titled “New Research on the Arts & Early Childhood: A Symposium.”
“There are lots of common misconceptions about how young children engage in STEM learning.” What are they? Read on…