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FRIDAY, April 6 (HealthDay News) — Children who grow up learning to speak two languages are better at multi-tasking than children who learn only one language, a new study finds. But, the bilingual kids are slower to build their vocabulary. The study of 104 children, age 6, compared those
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THURSDAY, Jan. 12 (HealthDay News) — School-age children exposed to HIV before birth are at increased risk for language problems and could benefit from early diagnosis and classroom intervention, according to a new study. Researchers looked at 468 children, ages 7 to 16, born to mothers with HIV infection during pregnancy. Of those children, 306 […]
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FRIDAY, Oct. 28 (HealthDay News) — Preschool students with poor language skills show much greater improvement if they’re placed in a classroom with higher-achieving children, compared to being in a class with other low-achievers, researchers say. The findings are important because many preschool programs in the United States are targeted to poor children, whose
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THURSDAY, April 14 (HealthDay News) — Family behavior can influence how children cope with pain, a new study contends. Researchers in Croatia assessed what they refer to as pain catastrophizing, or an exaggerated negative mental state in response to actual or anticipated pain. Their study involved 100 people with chronic pain, 85 of their spouses […]
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TUESDAY, April 12 (HealthDay News) — When children who were blind from birth were able to see for the first time, they weren’t immediately able to make the connection between what they were seeing and what they were feeling with their hands, a new study reveals. However, they gained that ability within a few days. […]
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Its 10:00 on a Saturday morning. Mom and dad are enjoying a cup of coffee and reading a newspaper while junior is being calmed down and distracted by playing on a tablet or smart phone. Unusual? An Australian research indicates that almost half of all toddlers up to two years old have played with a […]
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THURSDAY, Nov. 17 (HealthDay News) — Learning how to describe the size and shape of objects at a young age helps children develop their spatial skills, researchers say. Their study of 52 preschool children found that those who heard their parents use spatial terms and then used those words themselves had higher scores on spatial […]
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FRIDAY, June 17 (HealthDay News) — Home learning experiences such as reading books with parents can improve low-income preschool children’s readiness to start school, researchers say. The new study included more than 1,850 U.S. children and their mothers in families with household incomes at or below the federal poverty line. During home visits when the […]
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THURSDAY, March 10 (HealthDay News) — Parents who want to provide their babies a learning advantage these days often turn to what’s been nicknamed “baby media” — videos specifically designed to stimulate very young minds. But researchers and pediatricians have begun to question whether babies actually are learning anything from these videos.
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In the book Nancy Clancy, Secret Admirer, Nancy Clancy returns in an all new chapter book, and love is in the air! Nancy and her best friend, Bree, are learning about the human heart in science class, and they start wondering, what makes people fall in love? When Nancy’s guitar teacher, Andy, and their favourite […]
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