child development

Piaget and the Young Mind: Child Development Stages

The early years of life are full of colors, sounds, experiences and experiments. Children learn through their senses along with interactions with others. Jean Piaget, a Swiss born biologist and psychologist, felt that every interaction establishes cognitive structure in children. … Continue reading

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Left Brain Learning

Do you analyze subjects analytically? Do you prefer a step-by-step learning process with many details? If so, you might be a left-brained learner. Here are a few characteristics of left brain learners from Math Power: -Verbal -Responds to word meaning … Continue reading

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Meditation and Memory Development of the Young Child

The mind is an amazing thing and doesn’t seem to ever get a rest – even during sleep.  The body gets recharged during those dark and quiet hours of the night, but young minds could use a bit of focus … Continue reading

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Kinesthetic Learning Style and the Young Child

Kids are active, some more than others. And, occasionally, those active kids are labeled as difficult students or challenged learners. This is not always the case. Those wiggly kids might need a bit more attention due to being kinesthetic learners, … Continue reading

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Redshirting in the Age of Academic Kindergarten

Every September, the incoming group of kindergarteners becomes ever so slightly older.  When I had my daughter almost twenty years ago, I remember a friend of mine exclaiming, “Oh, you’re so lucky, she’s birthday-blessed!” The term referred to her fall … Continue reading

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