The Walking Dead in Real Life?

This was a an interesting pice of news we read today.  We have no real opinion on this matter, just thats its interesting and might end the world as we know it 😉 A US biotech company has laid out a… Continue Reading →

Family Literacy: Tools that Help Parents Promote Reading in the Home

The Importance of Literacy In the 1991 National Literacy Act, Congress defined literacy as “an individual’s ability to read, write, and speak in English, and compute and solve problems at levels of proficiency necessary to function on the job and… Continue Reading →

Brain Benefits of Bilingualism

Preventing Dementia Bilingual adults with Alzheimer’s take twice as long to develop symptoms as their monolingual counterparts. The mean age for the first signs of dementia in monolingual adults is 71.4 and for bilingual it is 75.5. Focusing on Tasks… Continue Reading →

Can Learning About the Brain Help Schools?

In Scientific American, the distinguished neuroscientist Antonio Damasio reflected on the current state of his field and looked into the future. He suggested that “more may have been learned about the brain and the mind in the 1990’s—the so-called decade… Continue Reading →

Jean Piaget: Father of Developmental Psychology

Introduction: Piaget and His Ideas A young child passes a fence with a cow standing nearby and gleefully exclaims: “Dog!” Another child examines a row of seven checkers. When the seven checkers are spread out to form a longer row,… Continue Reading →

How Long to Nap?

Naps are a great source of comfort for some.  The biggest question being how long should I nap and what benefits are derived from these naps.  Here are some guidelines: 10 to 20 minutes This power nap is ideal for… Continue Reading →

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