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Certain parenting tactics could lead to materialistic attitudes in adulthood (12/22/2014)

Certain parenting tactics could lead to materialistic attitudes in adulthoodA new study from the University of Missouri and the University of Illinois at Chicago found that parents who use material goods as part of their parenting techniques may be setting children up for difficulties later in adulthood. ...> Full Article


Prenatal exposure to common household chemicals linked with substantial drop in child IQ (12/18/2014)

Children exposed during pregnancy to elevated levels of two common chemicals found in the home -- di-n-butyl phthalate and di-isobutyl phthalate -- had an IQ score, on average, more than six points lower than children exposed at lower levels, according to researchers at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health. The study is the first to report a link between prenatal exposure to phthalates and IQ in school-age children. Results appear in the journal PLOS ONE. ...> Full Article


New way to make batteries safer (11/16/2014)

A new battery coating from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Brigham and Women's Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital prevents electrical current from damaging the digestive tract after battery ingestion. ...> Full Article


Toddlers regulate behavior to avoid making adults angry (10/13/2014)

Researchers at the University of Washington have found that children as young as 15 months can detect anger when watching other people's social interactions and then use that emotional information to guide their own behavior. ...> Full Article


Infant cooing, babbling linked to hearing ability, researcher finds (10/5/2014)

University of Missouri research shows that infant vocalizations are primarily motivated by infants' ability to hear their own babbling. Additionally, infants with profound hearing loss who received cochlear implants to help correct their hearing soon reached the vocalization levels of their hearing peers, putting them on track for language development. ...> Full Article



Diverse neighborhoods may help infants' social learning (9/16/2014)

Diverse neighborhoods may help infants' social learningExperiencing diverse communities by hearing different languages at the park, on a bus or in the grocery store may make babies more open-minded in their social learning, a new study finds. ...> Full Article


My brother's keeper (7/19/2014)

While researchers have long known that brothers and sisters teach each other about the world, most of their observations about this have been made in a lab setting. A new study recently published in the Journal of Cognition and Development by Concordia University education professor Nina Howe takes that investigation a step further by observing how children interact in their natural habitat: their homes. ...> Full Article


Kids with strong bonds to parents make better friends, can adapt in relationships (6/24/2014)

What social skills does a three-year-old bring to interactions with a new peer partner? If he has strong bonds to his parents, the child is likely to be a positive, responsive playmate, and he'll be able to adapt to a difficult peer by asserting his needs, according to a new University of Illinois study published in Developmental Psychology. ...> Full Article


Study shows lower verbal test score for toddlers who play non-educational games on touch screens (5/8/2014)

A recent study by pediatricians from the Cohen Children's Medical Center of New York examined infants 0-3 years old that used touch-screen devices to determine if their use was of any educational benefit to infants and toddlers. The study showed that children who played non-educational games using touch-screen devices had lower verbal scores upon testing. ...> Full Article


Out of sight but not out of mind: Babies transfer learning from pictures to real objects by 9 months (5/7/2014)

A new study has found that by nine months babies can learn about an object from a picture of it. The study, which included about 30 British, predominately White eight to nine month olds, also found that babies can learn about an object from a black and white or color photo of that object. These findings have implications for parents and caregivers; before their first birthdays, children are learning about the real world from pictures. ...> Full Article


Babies prefer fairness -- but only if it benefits them -- in choosing a playmate (4/15/2014)

Babies prefer fairness -- but only if it benefits them -- in choosing a playmateBabies as young as 15 months preferred people with the same ethnicity as themselves -- a phenomenon known as in-group bias, or favoring people who have the same characteristics as oneself. ...> Full Article


Lied-to children more likely to cheat and lie (3/22/2014)

Lied-to children more likely to cheat and lieUC San Diego experiment is the first to show a connection between adult dishonesty and children's behavior, with kids who had been lied to cheating more and then lying to cover up the transgression. ...> Full Article


Preschoolers can outsmart college students at figuring out gizmos (3/14/2014)

Preschoolers can be smarter than college students at figuring out how unusual toys and gadgets work because they're more flexible and less biased than adults in their ideas about cause and effect, according to new research from the University of California, Berkeley, and the University of Edinburgh. ...> Full Article


Some metallic toys and low-cost jewelry present health risks for young children (3/12/2014)

Some metallic toys and low-cost jewelry present health risks for young childrenWe know that babies and young children often put non-food items in their mouths, a behaviour that occasionally leads to swallowing of foreign objects. Metallic toys and low-cost jewelry oWe know that babies and young children often put non-food items in their mouths, a behavior that occasionally leads to swallowing of foreign objects. Metallic toys and low-cost jewelry often contain toxic substances such as lead and cadmium. Do these objects present a health risk for young children?ften contain toxic substances such as lead and cadmium. Do these objects present a health risk for young children? ...> Full Article


Playing with Barbie dolls could limit girls' career choices, study shows (3/10/2014)

In one of the first experiments to explore the influence of fashion dolls, a researcher has found that girls who play with Barbie dolls see fewer career options for themselves than for boys. ...> Full Article


Toys, books, cribs harbor bacteria for long periods, study finds (12/29/2013)

Toys, books, cribs harbor bacteria for long periods, study findsUniversity at Buffalo research published today in Infection and Immunity shows that Streptococcus pneumoniae and Streptococcus pyogenes persist on surfaces for far longer than has been appreciated. ...> Full Article


Managing children's screen time: What parents need to know (10/27/2013)

UC research is represented among the national, regional and local experts to be featured at a Cincinnati symposium. ...> Full Article


Playing with blocks may help children's spatial and math thinking (10/3/2013)

Playing with blocks may help preschoolers develop the kinds of skills that support later learning in science, technology, engineering, and math, according to a new study that examined over a hundred three-year-olds of various socioeconomic levels. Researchers emphasized the importance of the study's implications because block building and puzzle play can improve children's spatial skills that in turn support complex mathematical problem solving in middle and high school. ...> Full Article


Children and magnets have a dangerous attraction, end up in the ER (8/19/2013)

Cases involving children ingesting magnets quintupled between 2002 and 2011, with ingestion of multiple magnets generally resulting in more serious outcomes, including emergency surgery. The results of a study documenting a rapid rise in pediatric injuries was published online yesterday in Annals of Emergency Medicine. ...> Full Article


Interactive play with blocks found to facilitate development of spatial vocabulary (11/12/2011)

Parents and researchers have long speculated that play with construction toys might offer a rich environment that would support later learning in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics disciplines. Researchers at Temple University's Infant Lab found that when playing with blocks under interactive conditions, children hear the kind of language that helps them think about space, such as "over," "around" and "through." ...> Full Article

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