memory

Innovative children’s book boosts working memory
Innovative children’s book boosts working memory (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Researchers at UOW have developed an innovative way to enhance the executive functions of preschoolers, which are vital for school readiness and academic success.  Dr Steven Howard, an expert on the cognitive development of children from UOW’s Early Start Research ... Read More »

Brain training may not be the answer for learning difficulties
Brain training may not be the answer for learning difficulties (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Researchers from the Institute have urged caution on the widespread use of “brain training” programs, after new research reveals they are not effective in preventing learning difficulties in primary-school-age children. The MCRI Memory Maestros study shows Cogmed, the most widely ... Read More »

Alphabet Poster: Animal Train
Alphabet Poster: Animal Train (6 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Age 2-8 years Duration of activity There are many different games and activities you can play with the alphabet animal train poster. You can fill in a few spare minutes or spend an hour or more. Materials/equipment Alphabet poster- animal ... Read More »

ABC Song Activities
ABC Song Activities (6 votes, average: 4.83 out of 5)

Age 2-8 years Duration of activity You can spend just a few minutes or up to an hour singing the ABC song and doing these activities. Cost Nil Preparation Familiarise yourself with the ABC song lyrics if you do not already ... Read More »

Transport flashcards
Transport flashcards (10 votes, average: 4.90 out of 5)

Age 2-8 years Duration of activity These activities can take just a few minutes or keep your child busy periodically throughout the day. Materials/equipment Transport picture and/or word flashcards. Laminating pouches and laminator (optional but laminating will extend the life ... Read More »

How brain structures grow as memory develops
How brain structures grow as memory develops (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Our ability to store memories improves during childhood, associated with structural changes in the hippocampus and its connections with prefrontal and parietal cortices. New research from UC Davis is exploring how these brain regions develop at this crucial time. Eventually, ... Read More »

Fruit and vegetable flashcard games
Fruit and vegetable flashcard games (9 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Age 0-5 years. Different activities are more appropriate for different ages. For example babies may enjoy simply looking and pointing at the cards, while toddlers and pre-schoolers will enjoy developing their skills playing the memory and sorting games. Duration of ... Read More »

Infants learn to look and look to learn
Infants learn to look and look to learn (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Researchers at the University of Iowa have documented an activity by infants that begins nearly from birth: They learn by taking inventory of the things they see. In a new paper, the psychologists contend that infants create knowledge by looking ... Read More »

Teenagers’ brains affected by preterm birth
Teenagers’ brains affected by preterm birth (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

New research at the University of Adelaide has demonstrated that teenagers born prematurely may suffer brain development problems that directly affect their memory and learning abilities. The research, conducted by Dr Julia Pitcher and Dr Michael Ridding from the University ... Read More »

Teens most at risk of brain damage from long term heavy cannabis use
Teens most at risk of brain damage from long term heavy cannabis use (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Long term, heavy cannabis use is harmful to the developing brain, according to new research conducted at the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute. The study, which was published in the leading neurology journal, Brain, found individuals who were heavy cannabis users, ... Read More »

 
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