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How babies learn – and why robots can’t compete | News | The Guardian

How babies learn – and why robots can’t compete | News | The Guardian | Children's Minds | Scoop.it
The long read: If we could understand how the infant mind develops, it might help every child reach their full potential. But seeing them as learning machines is not the answer
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The Case for the "Self-Driven Child"

The Case for the "Self-Driven Child" | Children's Minds | Scoop.it

In a new book, an argument for giving children more of a sense of control over their lives

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The Hidden Meaning of Kids' Shapes and Scribbles

The Hidden Meaning of Kids' Shapes and Scribbles | Children's Minds | Scoop.it
Your child’s quirky art isn’t just cute—science suggests that even the most bizarre depictions can have deep creative intention.
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Early childhood development – it’s not rocket science, it’s neuroscience!

Early childhood development – it’s not rocket science, it’s neuroscience! | Children's Minds | Scoop.it
I was introduced to Mine Conkbayir when she contacted me about neuroscience informing early years practice, which I think is such an exciting, and growing, area of study. So I was very enthusiastic when she offered to do a guest post on this subject. Here she discusses how neuroscience can add another dimension to our understanding of child […]
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How much does parent-baby attachment affect your adult life?, Radio 4 in Four - BBC Radio 4

How much does parent-baby attachment affect your adult life?, Radio 4 in Four - BBC Radio 4 | Children's Minds | Scoop.it
The research on attachment between parents and their babies is being misinterpreted.
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What Kids Learn From Hearing Family Stories

What Kids Learn From Hearing Family Stories | Children's Minds | Scoop.it
Reading to children has education benefits, of course—but so does sharing tales from the past.
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Bilingual babies listen to languages — and don't get confused

Bilingual babies listen to languages — and don't get confused | Children's Minds | Scoop.it
Are two languages at a time too much for the mind? Caregivers and teachers should know that infants growing up bilingual have the learning capacities to make sense of the complexities of two languages just by listening. In a new study, an international team of researchers, including those from Princeton University, report that bilingual infants as young as 20 months of age efficiently and accurately process two languages.
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Insights into Children's Language : Oxford University Press

Oxford Dictionaries for Children has once again teamed up with BBC Radio 2's 500 WORDS – the nationwide competition to find the most talented young writers!
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Brain Development and Adolescent Growth Spurts

As tweens enter a period of rapid prefrontal cortex development, familiarize them with their growing executive function skills by teaching time management and organizing information.
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Five-month-old babies know what’s funny – Gina Mireault | Aeon Ideas

Before they speak or crawl or walk or achieve many of the other amazing developmental milestones in the first year of life, babies laugh. This simple act makes its debut around the fourth month of life, ushering in a host of social and cognitiv
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How the scientific method came from watching children play – Henry Cowles | Aeon Essays

The authoritative statement of scientific method derives from a surprising place — early 20th-century child psychology
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Young children are terrible at hiding – psychologists have a new theory why

Young children are terrible at hiding – psychologists have a new theory why | Children's Minds | Scoop.it
Little kids cover their own eyes and feel hidden, even if they're still fully visible. New research suggests this doesn't mean children can't understand others' perspectives, as had been assumed.
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A Bird's-Eye View of Growing Up

A Bird's-Eye View of Growing Up | Children's Minds | Scoop.it
In a new documentary, different voices take us through life's many stages.
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The Brain-Changing Power of Conversation

The Brain-Changing Power of Conversation | Children's Minds | Scoop.it
Interplay between parents and children ignites the brain and boosts its response to language, spurring lasting literacy skills
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Eye contact with your baby helps synchronise your brainwaves

Eye contact with your baby helps synchronise your brainwaves | Children's Minds | Scoop.it
When a parent and infant interact, various aspects of their behaviour can synchronise, including their gaze, emotions and heartrate, but little is known about whether their brain activity also synchronises – and what the consequences of this might be. Brainwaves reflect the group-level activity of millions of neurons and are involved in information transfer between brain regions. Previous studies have shown that when two adults are talking to each other, communication is more successful if their brainwaves are in synchrony.
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Babies learn what words mean before they can use them

By Will Boggs MD(Reuters Health) - Babies begin to learn words and what they mean well before they begin talking, and researchers are beginning to un
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The Connected Vocabularies of Six-Month-Olds

The Connected Vocabularies of Six-Month-Olds | Children's Minds | Scoop.it
Babies might understand language better than scientists thought.
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Why the baby brain can learn two languages at the same time

Why the baby brain can learn two languages at the same time | Children's Minds | Scoop.it
Research shows babies begin to learn language sounds before they're even born. What about babies who hear two languages from birth? Can a baby brain specialize in two languages?
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Why the Words for ‘Mom’ and ‘Dad’ Sound So Similar in So Many Languages

Why the Words for ‘Mom’ and ‘Dad’ Sound So Similar in So Many Languages | Children's Minds | Scoop.it
The story of a strange linguistic coincidence
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Why Parents Should Let Their Kids Goof Off

Why Parents Should Let Their Kids Goof Off | Children's Minds | Scoop.it
Letting children rest and play gives their brains opportunity to reboot.
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Language Lessons Start in the Womb

Language Lessons Start in the Womb | Children's Minds | Scoop.it
New research shows that what babies hear before birth and in the first months of life affects both sound perception and sound production.
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6 Ways Your Siblings Make You Who You Are

6 Ways Your Siblings Make You Who You Are | Children's Minds | Scoop.it
Brothers and sisters can affect the shaping of the body and mind of their siblings.
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‘Lets face it, keeping children sedentary for most of their waking hours is causing harm’

‘Lets face it, keeping children sedentary for most of their waking hours is causing harm’ | Children's Minds | Scoop.it
A pediatric occupational therapist says the restrictions being put on young children's play is hurting their growth.
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What’s Going on Inside the Brain of a Bilingual Child?

What’s Going on Inside the Brain of a Bilingual Child? | Children's Minds | Scoop.it
Kids are showing reading gains in dual-language classrooms. There may be underlying brain advantages at work.
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