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At what age do kids recognise fairness?

Children as young as seven have the same capacity as adults to make judgments on the anti-social behavior of others. A study led by University of Queensland School of Psychology researcher Matti Wilks found that older kids (aged 7–8), but … Continue reading

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Group learning makes children better decision-makers

Children who participate in collaborative group work to learn about significant social issues become better decision-makers than their peers who learn the same curriculum through teacher-led discussions, a new study finds. More than 760 fifth-grade students were involved in the … Continue reading

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Listening, not testing, will improve children’s vocabulary

Every few months a story appears about the declining speech and language skills of children arriving in primary school. The epithet “the daily grunt” was invented by one newspaper to capture the lack of communication between parent and child, implying … Continue reading

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Reading to your child: the difference it make

If you are a parent or a teacher, you most probably read stories to young children. Together, you laugh and point at the pictures. You engage them with a few simple questions. And they respond. So what happens to children … Continue reading

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Playing with your Children: Should You, and If So, How?

If you Google around the Internet with such search phrase as “playing with children,” you will find lots of experts telling you how important parent-child play is for both parties. They describe it as a way for you to bond … Continue reading

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Children’s Literature Guide and Books

Now is perfect timing to read a new book, so why not let our reading guides inspire you? The guides contain an introduction of the author or illustrator, description of the contents, a suggested interpretation and topics for discussions. They … Continue reading

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Adult Power and the Child Perspective

Typically, we define children by what they are not: they are not adults. For the past twenty years, childhood researchers have looked at both children and adults using the concepts of “human becoming” and “human being.” Initially, they saw adults … Continue reading

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How to Help Your Child Get Motivated in School

Strategies you can use to help kids work up to their potential. If you have a child who is struggling in school and doesn’t seem to be motivated to make an effort, the first thing you want to do is … Continue reading

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Social inequality – children gap

Cognitively, experience is sequential: Experiences in infancy establish habits of seeking, noticing, and incorporating new and more complex experiences, as well as schemas for categorizing and thinking about experiences. Neurologically, infancy is a critical period because cortical development is influenced … Continue reading

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Handbook of Young Children’s Thinking and Understanding

This ground-breaking handbook provides a much-needed, contemporary and authoritative reference text on young children’s thinking. The different perspectives represented in the thirty-nine chapters contribute to a vibrant picture of young children, their ways of thinking and their efforts at understanding, … Continue reading

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