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2012-04-17 10:23:37

We know that children who attend formal preschool programs in industrialized nations benefit in many ways. But what about the impact of similar programs in developing countries? A new longitudinal study carried out in Cambodia has found that some types of preschool are better than others, but any type is better than none at all. The study was done by researchers at the University of Hong Kong, Universiti Brunei Darussalam, Beijing Normal University, Cornell University, and California...

Simple Change By Teachers Could Increase Reading Skills Later For Preschoolers
2012-04-17 10:03:17

A new study has found that making a small change in how teachers read aloud to preschoolers is making a big leap in reading skills later in life. That change involves making specific references to print in books while reading to children. The study is part of Project STAR (Sit Together And Read), a randomized clinical trial based at Ohio State University to test the short- and long-term impacts associated with reading regularly to preschool children in the classroom. The change involves...

Many Children Missing Outdoor Playtime
2012-04-04 04:30:29

New research published online by Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine found that nearly half of preschoolers do not have a parent-supervised outdoor playtime each day. The authors said that young children may benefit from playing outside by developing good motor skills, vision, cognition, vitamin D levels and mental health. The researchers used nationally representative data from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study-Birth Cohort for the report, which include a sample of...

2012-04-02 23:02:48

After being opened for almost two years, Providence Children's Academy decided to open a brand new program that is going to help many families in Broward and Palm Beach County Coconut Creek, FL (PRWEB) April 02, 2012 Providence Children´s Academy, a local preschool and day care located in Coconut Creek, FL announces a new program for parents who hold second shift jobs and need reliable nights & Saturday´s childcare. “I currently have my daughter in Providence Children's...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'