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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...

2012-02-20 11:00:00

Bear Hugs and Butterfly Kisses is a family owned, “mom inspired” business dedicated to helping parents and caregivers understand their child´s developing mind and body. President, Angela Netttuno, a former Elementary, Kindergarten, and Preschool Teacher, Social Worker, and experienced mother, strongly believes “Babies and children learn by playing. If they have access to the very best developmental toys available, then that´s even better!” Alphraretta, GA...

Viewing The World Through A "Mathematical Lens"
2012-02-17 12:42:39

Helping children identify and connect the mathematics ideas that they use in daily activities is crucial to learning math at an early age. Teaching children mathematics at a young age may be as simple as helping them see how math is all around them. "Children as young as three to five years of age have the potential to learn mathematics that is surprisingly complex and sophisticated," said Doug Clements, a State University of New York Distinguished Professor at the University at...

2012-02-01 15:00:00

Mr. Rhythm´s preschool musicals and plays are ideal for children from preschool to first grade. (PRWEB) February 01, 2012 Mr. Rhythm´s Children´s Plays (http://www.mrrhythmschildrensmusic.com) has debuted as a new all-inclusive easily downloadable program for teachers to use to perform preschool musicals and mini plays for children of preschool age and beyond. All plays include music, a script, which is easily customizable to the needs of students, an invitation, a program,...

2012-01-30 08:19:41

Research shows that good kindergarten attention skills predict later work-oriented behavior Attentiveness in kindergarten accurately predicts the development of "work-oriented" skills in school children, according to a new study published by Dr. Linda Pagani, a professor and researcher at the University of Montreal and CHU Sainte-Justine. Elementary school teachers made observations of attention skills in over a thousand kindergarten children. Then, from grades 1 to 6, homeroom teachers...

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. The study provides new data from the long-running, highly regarded Abecedarian Project, which is led by the FPG Child Development Institute at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Researchers have followed participants from early childhood through adolescence and young adulthood, generating a...

Kindergarten Friendships Matter For Boys More Than Girls
2011-11-30 10:52:22

High-quality friendships in kindergarten may mean that boys will have fewer behavior problems and better social skills in first and third grades, said Nancy McElwain, a University of Illinois associate professor of human development and co-author of a study published in a recent issue of Infant and Child Development. "The findings for girls were different," said Jennifer Engle, lead author of the study. "Overall, teachers reported that girls in the first and third grade had good social...

2011-11-11 13:00:00

Pre-kindergarten and kindergarten children who may be at risk for reading challenges can be screened for reading readiness on Friday, November 18 at The Luma Centerâ“ž¢ for Development and Learning in Malvern, PA (http://www.lumacenter.org). The Luma Centerâs screenings will identify children showing early signs of dyslexia and reading challenges who are likely to benefit from Nemours BrightStart!, an innovative pre-reading program the Center is...


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glogg
  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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