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2012-01-27 13:40:35

A Northwestern University study has found that the evidence for intuitive physics occurs in infants as young as two months – the earliest age at which testing can occur.

2012-01-24 21:46:30

While it may appear that infants are helpless creatures that only blink, eat, cry and sleep, one University of Missouri researcher says that studies indicate infant brains come equipped with knowledge of “intuitive physics.”

2012-01-19 13:27:19

Adults who participated in a high quality early childhood education program in the 1970s are still benefitting from their early experiences in a variety of ways, according to a new study.

2011-12-22 12:31:53

Most adults can't recall events that took place before they were 3 or 4 years old—a phenomenon called childhood amnesia.

2011-12-22 12:29:09

Young children whose mothers talk with them more frequently and in more detail about people's thoughts and feelings tend to be better at taking another's perspective than other children of the same age.

2011-10-26 12:59:14

Children who are persistently aggressive, defiant, and explosive by the time they're in kindergarten very often have tumultuous relationships with their parents from early on.

2011-10-26 12:57:29

Reading achievement at age 10 influences how much independent reading children do at age 11.

2011-08-30 11:21:16

During childhood and adolescence, children develop the ability to remember not only past events but the origin of those memories.

2011-08-26 15:41:24

Hovering helicopter parents who restrict their kids’ unstructured play may actually harm, rather than help.

2011-08-03 12:12:57

When parents fight, infants are likely to lose sleep, researchers report.


Word of the Day
megalophonous
  • Having a loud voice; vociferous; clamorous.
  • Of grand or imposing sound.
The word 'megalophonous' comes from Greek roots meaning 'big' and 'sound'.