Kids have better vocab by 3 when parents read to them

Regardless of their risk for facing learning, attention, or behavioral development problems, reading to kids is associated with better vocabulary skills.

Jennifer Forbes-Rutgers | Dec. 3, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture attention language learning parents reading vocabulary

Biased memories lead to gripes about ‘kids these days’

"Humanity has been lodging the same complaints against 'kids these days' for at least 2,600 years," if not longer. A new study suggests why.

Sonia Fernandez-UCSB | Oct. 18, 2019 | futurity
~7 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture aging bias emotions intelligence memory reading

Test can tell how well kindergarteners will do in school later on

A readiness test can accurately predict which kids will be doing well in school 18 months later and who could use some more support.

Cailin Riley-Missouri | Oct. 9, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture education mathematics parents prediction reading teachers

Brain maps look alike for podcasts and reading

Brain maps offer evidence that podcasts, audiobooks, and reading fire up our brains in very similar ways.

Yasmin Anwar-UC Berkeley | Aug. 20, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: featured science-and-technology brains hearing languages maps reading sounds speech

Do our electronic devices make it tougher to grasp science?

"...if people use electronic devices excessively on a daily basis, that could possibly impair their ability to acquire hierarchical order—or structure—of scientific concepts."

Matthew Swayne-Penn State | Aug. 13, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology brains learning mobile-devices readings science

Faulty ‘reading network’ in brain is behind dyslexic language trouble

A new study could help develop tests that identify dyslexia before a child falls behind.

Bert Gambini-Buffalo | Jan. 16, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology brains dyslexia reading

Does curiosity make kids better at math and reading?

Traits like confidence and curiosity may help kids better take on math and reading than traits like diligence, a new study shows.

Rachel Griess-Texas | Dec. 31, 2018 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture confidence education intelligence mathematics personality reading

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