When you become a parent, you also become a teacher. Some things we teach our children are useful – letters, numbers, how to say “Mama” and “Dada,” and the fact that diving headfirst down the stairs causes serious “owies.” Other things aren’t quite so important. Why exactly do we think our kids need to know the sound every single farm animal makes anyway?
But there’s one thing we parents should teach our kids about that we rarely do: the brain.
Fortunately, our newest article on the PBS Parents website makes teaching your children about the brain simple, effective and fun!
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How many languages does your child speak? One? Dos? 更多?
A constantly growing stack of research shows that kids who can speak multiple languages have a serious advantage over kids who speak only one. Being bilingual can make kids better able to focus attention. It can help them learn additional languages more easily. And it can delay the onset of Alzheimer’s disease by about a decade compared to their monolingual peers.
So yeah, there’s no doubt that being bilingual is muy bueno for kids.
Continue reading Free Bilingual Education Kit Giveaway: Kids’ Candor
As parents, we always want what’s best for our children. That’s why we search for the healthiest foods, the safest car seats and the cutest little kid outfits we can find.
It’s also why, when we hear about a super simple technique that promises to instantly improve our child’s learning skills, we jump all over it in a hurry.
What is this miracle technique, you may ask?
It’s a concept called “learning styles,” and it’s the subject of our newest article on the PBS Parents website.
Continue reading D+D on PBS: Letting Go of Learning Styles
What if we told you there was a secret code you could crack that would instantly improve your child’s learning skills?
You’d be pretty interested, right?
Then what if we told you there was a 200-year-old treasure map hidden on the back of the Declaration of Independence, and that we had a foolproof plan to steal it and unravel all of our founding fathers’ greatest mysteries, and that we were Nicolas Cage?
Clearly you would tell us we were crazy.
Well the truth is, we’d be crazy no matter which fantastical story we told you.
Continue reading Learning styles: fact or fiction?