Rebecca Williamson is an associate professor at Georgia State University studying toddlers' grasp of ideas they can't observe just by looking. Today she talks about how young children understand sound.
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A large body of research on which non-academic factors lead to success in early adulthood, researchers found that early experiences can have a profound effect.
June 22, 2015
We know a lot about when children learn about things like colors and amounts, but when and how do children begin to understand things they can't see? Today: Weight. Next week: Sound.
June 18, 2015
The Economic Policy Institute says that the gaps between children from high-income and low-income families extend to non-cognitive or "soft" skills, as well as skills such as reading and math.
June 08, 2015
Researchers used a natural division in "Sesame Street" viewership to gauge whether 1960s-era children who could easily watch the TV program fared better than children who lived in markets where the channel was harder to receive.
June 04, 2015
Who enrolls their children in preschool the most often? The National Center for Education Statistics summarizes these and other topics in its most recent Condition of Education report.
June 02, 2015
Human development researcher Natasha Cabrera, a professor at the University of Maryland, looks into positive parenting among low-income families, and how fathers as well as mothers influence children's development.
April 29, 2015
Researchers at Teachers College, Columbia University in New York are arguing in a new report for an explicit focus on preschool equity.
April 29, 2015
A study of about 600 children who were diagnosed with autism as toddlers found about 7 percent no longer had symptoms as young children, but often had other disabilities.
April 22, 2015
This is the first in a series of occasional interviews with researchers on the science of learning in young children.