Skills like self-regulation, perseverance, cooperation and empathy contribute as much to a successful life as academic success.
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Children who have nourishing routines at home show better executive function than those with an unpredictable home life. Routines require impulse control and focus, so the very practice of executing routines strengthens our capacity for learning.
One surgeon would like to encourage more creative subjects in school to promote the tactile skills necessary for a career in medicine or science.
Not only do folk and fairy tales reach children’s emotions and imaginations with rich visual and contextual elements, they also help children with divergent thinking and logical reasoning skills.
Children have a natural desire to model their activities and to be useful and valued. Fulfilling this need helps the child feel loved, accountable and confident.
A new study finds that growing up in a house full of books is a major boost to literacy and numeracy. Books in the home are an integral part of routines and practices that enhance lifelong learning.
A child who is knitting a hat or a toy kitten sees their will transformed into art. They see their focused, detailed work turn into something beautiful and purpose-filled. They experience how the conceptual becomes concrete.
The American Academy of Pediatrics now recommends pediatricians write a prescription "for play" to children at well visits.
Two years after her no-homework policy went viral on social media, a Texas teacher stands her ground. Experts say the research backs her up.