The difference between boys and girls – not so great after all

Despite common statements such as “girls speak earlier than boys” when it comes to developmental milestones, there simply is no proven significant difference between genders. Tell Me More Despite this fact, we tend to compare the genders often, with the result that there are many misleading perceptions about differences between the genders. Boys and girls

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Thinking “outside the box” has roots in early experiences

Like many other skills, creative thinking can be strengthened by early environments. Tell Me More Seeing things from different angles is considered a form of abstract thinking, but it has concrete roots in visual-spatial perception. For example, being able to see an object in two different ways of finding objects hidden in drawings. These skills

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Early multilingualism builds stronger learning skills

Learning an additional language, especially in early childhood, improves certain brain functions besides language, including overall learning abilities.  Tell Me More The old myths that bilingual children are somehow more intelligent than other monolingual counterparts, or that early bilingualism causes speech delays, are simply unproven.  Speaking two or more languages doesn’t increase general intelligence measures,

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