Moving in time to a steady beat is closely linked to better language skills, a study suggests. People who performed better on rhythmic tests also showed enhanced neural responses to speech sounds. The
Childcare workers are calling for more play in the early years after a survey suggested social rather than academic skills were key to school readiness. The survey of more than 2,000 UK childcare workers,
Children who have irregular bed times are more likely to have behavioral issues than children who have a regular bedtime routine. A survey of 10,00 children showed that irregular bedtimes are linked with
What if your children are malnourished and small for their age? What if you live in a developing country where most children are living in extreme poverty? You would feel defeated; it would be hard for
The more time children spend in structured, parent-guided activities, the worse their ability to work productively towards self-directed goals. Most schools across the nation have marked the end of another
This week, NPR Ed is focusing on questions about why people play and how play relates to learning. When it comes to brain development, time in the classroom may be less important than time on the playground.
Play helps boost children's language development, problem solving, risk management and independent learning skills, a study reaffirms. The report, for the Children's Play Policy Forum, found play improved