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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CDC baby milestones contain surprising wiggle room

CDC guidelines may set some baby milestones too early, research finds. Here's what it means if "most children" do something by a certain age.

Boston University • futurity
Nov. 22, 2019 ~3 min

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Can video chats teach toddlers? It depends

Video chat isn't an ideal way to teach toddlers. But with a parent's help, they hold some promise.

Joan Brasher-Vanderbilt • futurity
Aug. 2, 2019 ~3 min

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Toddlers can’t truly answer ‘this or that’ questions

If you ask a toddler, "would you like cake or broccoli?" the answer—8 times out of 10—will be broccoli. Why? Recency bias.

Pat Harriman-UC Irvine • futurity
July 25, 2019 ~5 min

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'Tiniest baby boy' ever sent home leaves Tokyo hospital

Doctors said the baby, born weighing just 268g, is the smallest newborn ever to have been successfully treated and sent home.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
Feb. 27, 2019 ~2 min

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'Miracle' six-day-old baby survives Ebola

It took five weeks of round-the-clock treatment to keep Benedicte alive after her mother died.

By James Gallagher • bbcnews
Dec. 14, 2018 ~3 min

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