Teaching feelings in preschool can ease teen problems

A preschool enrichment program with a focus on emotional and social skills has positive effects in middle and high school, research finds.

Katie Bohn-Penn State • futurity
Dec. 31, 2020 ~8 min

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Teaching feelings in preschool can ease teen problems

A preschool enrichment program with a focus on emotional and social skills has positive effects in middle and high school, research finds.

Katie Bohn-Penn State • futurity
Dec. 31, 2020 ~8 min

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Little kids prefer fractal patterns from nature

By age three, children show a preference for the fractal patterns common in nature, despite growing up in a world of Euclidean geometry.

Jim Barlow-Oregon • futurity
Dec. 14, 2020 ~5 min

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When do kids notice race? Way earlier than most adults think

Asking adults when they think kids become aware of race reveals misconceptions, say researchers, who have advice for parents.

Jessica Colarossi-Boston University • futurity
Nov. 10, 2020 ~8 min

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These messages boost preschool learning activities at home

Messages from early childhood education centers may make parents more likely to engage in learning activities with their kids at home.

Alexis Blue-U. Arizona • futurity
July 9, 2020 ~9 min

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Even little kids can rank who seems real or pretend

Even young children have a nuanced way of evaluating who's real or pretend. The study asked them about figures like Santa, Elsa, and The Wiggles.

U. Queensland • futurity
June 23, 2020 ~4 min

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Napping helps preschoolers unlock their full potential for learning

Research shows napping helps young children learn, as well as enhancing their emotional well-being.

Rebecca Spencer, Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences, University of Massachusetts Amherst • conversation
May 20, 2020 ~7 min

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Many parents delay talking about inappropriate touching

Experts recommend starting conversations about inappropriate touching during the preschool years. A new poll finds many parents putting that off.

Beata Mostafavi-Michigan • futurity
March 17, 2020 ~4 min

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Many parents delay talking about inappropriate touching

Experts recommend starting conversations about inappropriate touching during the preschool years. A new poll finds many parents putting that off.

Beata Mostafavi-Michigan • futurity
March 17, 2020 ~4 min

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Little kids learn gratitude, but revenge comes naturally

Children are eager to retaliate but need some help learning to repay a favor, research on reciprocity suggests.

Pat Harriman-UC Irvine • futurity
Jan. 17, 2020 ~4 min

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