Efficient learning usually starts with desire. Parents or teachers provide help, but only after the child has struggled a bit on their own.
There is no one best teaching method. Like carpenters, effective teachers choose the teaching method that suits their objective in the moment.
Children who grow up in this kind of environment will already know the rich pleasure to be had from constantly growing understanding of the world.
Learning is rarely successful when parents or teachers tell students about the world without discovering and building on what children already know and believe.
“He’s stubborn, just like you!” your friend says. And you wonder: Is that because of the genes you share with your child? Or did he learn it from you? It’s the old “nature versus nurture” debate.
Executive function is a foundation of learning and life success. You can’t learn if you can’t pay attention, remember, or resist temptations.
Perspective-taking means recognizing that other people have thoughts and feelings different from our own — and being able to imagine what they might be. Your preschooler is just beginning to learn perspective-taking. You can help by encouraging them to think
Your child began to develop a simple form of memory in the womb, before 30 weeks of gestation. Fetuses as young as 23 weeks can recognize a loud sound made close to the mother’s abdomen. How do we know?