School readiness skills begin in early childhood. When parents work extra hours or come home too tired to read or play, children may not receive enough attention to develop the cognitive skills needed for school success.
November is Bilingual Education Awareness Month!
Ever wondered what age is best to learn a new language? Or whether bilinguals "think" in both languages simultaneously? Discover how bilingualism improves executive function, what the latest research is on the critical period for language learning, and whether learning a new language raises IQ.
What is executive function? What skills does it include? Learn more from Grace Wardhana, our guest blog author, as she explains executive function skills and why they are important in your younger learners. She also describes some interventions that you can use with your learners to help them build these critical skills.
What are your kids doing for summer vacation? Are you attempting to find several activities for them to do? Recent research indicates that unstructured play might be just the thing to help your kids this summer to build essential skills that they will need in the classroom when they return to school in the fall. So read more to learn about unstructured play and why it might be just as important as swimming lessons for your kids this summer.
In a recent webinar, Dr. William Jenkins, a leader in the field of childhood brain development and one of the founders of Scientific Learning, presented on the importance of executive functions in the development of preschool students.