Tag Archives: Children’s learning

Preschoolers: Tips for Supporting Learning at Home

How to help young children keep developing new skills. During the coronavirus crisis, parents whose children usually attend preschools are now managing the enrichment and education of their young children at home. We know most parents can’t replicate a full … Continue reading

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Curiosity and Wonder: Cue Into Children’s Inborn Motivation to Learn

Children are born eager to learn. Curious by nature, you can’t keep them fromexploring as they try to comprehend their environment. Everything is a wonder.Children’s curiosity is first focused on you: mom and dad. You’re an amazing miracle to gaze … Continue reading

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Developmental change and the nature of learning in childhood

How do children acquire humankind’s remarkable cognitive skills? Why are the abilities children acquire readily, such as native-language fluency, harder for adults? Although attitudes to these questions span the continuum from nativism to learning theory, answers remain elusive. We relate … Continue reading

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Dialogic Practice in Primary Schools: to embed Philosophy for Children

The Philosophy for Children in Schools Project is an ongoing research project to explore the impact of philosophy for children (P4C) on classroom practice. this paper responds to the responses of headteachers, teachers and local educational authority (LA) officers in … Continue reading

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How Our Careers Affect Our Children

What working parent hasn’t felt guilty about missing soccer games and piano recitals? When there are last-minute schedule changes at work or required travel to a client site, it’s normal to worry that you’re somehow permanently scarring your little one. … Continue reading

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When Kids Have Structure for Thinking, Better Learning Emerges

“When we have a rich meta-strategic base for our thinking, that helps us to be more independent learners,” said Project Zero senior research associate Ron Ritchhart at a Learning and the Brain conference. “If we don’t have those strategies, if … 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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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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To get Kids to Read more Books—and enjoy it

It has become conventional thought that gamification—the application of game-style challenges and rewards to traditional tasks—is changing the way kids learn. If there’s something being taught, it’s almost certain there’s now a gamified way to learn it.Making teaching methods more … Continue reading

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The Culture of Childhood: We’ve Almost Destroyed It

Children learn the most valuable lessons with other children, away from adults. I don’t want to trivialize the roles of adults in children’s lives, but, truth be told, we adults greatly exaggerate our roles in our theories and beliefs about how … Continue reading

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