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Researchers Asked Kids to ‘Draw a Scientist.’ Here's What They Came Up With

Last updated: 09/21/2018

Between 1966 and 1977, a group of researchers gave more than 5,000 schoolchildren a simple instruction: Draw a scientist. The kids drew scientists of all kinds: some with white co

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Are screens killing imagination and play? Counselors say kids need to play with toys, too

Last updated: 09/21/2018

Are screens killing imagination and play? Counselors say kids need to play with toys, too By Aaron Montes / El Paso Inc. reporter Mar 12, 2018 Save It’s hard to imagine a child n

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PSHE lessons improve pupils' grades, study finds

Last updated: 09/21/2018

Taking lessons in personal, social, health and economic (PSHE) education boosts pupils’ grades, according to new research. This is particularly true of pupils from disadvantaged

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Every school to have a dedicated careers leader

Last updated: 09/21/2018

The Department for Education has allocated £4 million to fund this initiative Every school and college is to have a dedicated careers leader in place by the start of the 2018-1

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This Is How Much Sleep Your Kids Should Be Getting At Different Ages

Last updated: 09/21/2018

Parents know how important sleep is for children, but not everyone is aware how much kids need. When children are young, naps are a crucial part of their day but these should be g

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A Plan For Raising Brilliant Kids, According To Science

Last updated: 09/21/2018

Since NPR Ed first published this piece last year, it has become one of our most popular posts of all time. And since then, there has been a little anecdotal proof of concept for t

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7 Ways To Keep A Sleep Routine During School Holidays

Last updated: 09/21/2018

But for children, going to bed late and then sleeping in for hours on end can be really disruptive to the sleep routine that you’ve worked all year to get right. Siobhan Freegar

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Here's What Parents Need to Know About Snap Maps

Last updated: 09/21/2018

Is your child sharing his or her exact location on Snapchat without even knowing it? Don't worry—there's a way to turn the feature off. If your kids are on Snapchat, you've prob

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Parents Under Stress: What It Means for Babies

Last updated: 09/21/2018

There’s a lot going on in babies’ minds in the first year of life, and their early experiences in the world affect how their brains grow in ways that can last a lifetime. For

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Ready or Not Kindergarten, Here We Come!

Last updated: 09/21/2018

Sammy was a bit of a late bloomer. Maria, his mother, spent a lot of time helping him with the kindergarten readiness activities, but she wasn’t sure if he was really prepared. T

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