Day: June 6, 2018

Praise for toddlers in the right way predicts long-term cognitive development

When parents praise a toddler for trying hard, cognitive development improves, and the child is more likely to achieve more in math and reading comprehension seven years later, a new US study has found. This is the first study to find a link all the way from early experience of praise to later cognitive ability. […]

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Bilingualism supports child cognitive development, particularly in poor children

Research on a large sample of five- to seven-year-olds in the USA has shown that bilingualism supports early cognitive development and protects children from the damaging influence of poverty. The researchers recommend that structured language immersion and bilingual education become an important part of work with disadvantaged families. The science: bilingualism, executive function and cognitive […]

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