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Government school kids have poorer skills: Report


April 2nd, 2012 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) Children in government schools in rural areas have poorer mathematical skills compared to those in private schools, says the Annual Status of Education Report by ... Read more...

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Are smses affecting kids’ reading skills?


February 18th, 2012 - 12:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 18 (IANS) Text messaging could be stunting children's reading skills, a Canadian study has revealed.A study of students at the University of Calgary in Canada showed that those ... Read more...

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Reading to dogs maintains skill among school kids


August 11th, 2011 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 11 (IANS) School kids who read out aloud to dogs during the summer break seemed to improve their reading skills.Veterinary researchers from Tufts University in the US paired ... Read more...

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Battle of bulge: Read food labels right


May 30th, 2011 - 11:31 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) Wondering why all your gym sessions and health food are not making any difference to your expanding waistline? The problem may be your reading skills! ... Read more...

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Computer use fosters poorer reading skills among kids


May 24th, 2011 - 1:06 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 24 (IANS) Increased use of computers during leisure time is leading to poorer reading skills among children, a study says.Monica Rosen, professor in education and special education at ... Read more...

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Kids who regularly text message ‘have better literacy skills’


February 5th, 2011 - 12:11 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 05 (ANI): Scientists have claimed that children who are fluent at text messaging have better literacy skills than youngsters who do not use mobile phones.Researchers discovered that rather than destroying ... Read more...

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Playing video games won’t make you fat


January 21st, 2011 - 1:12 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 21 (ANI): Playing video games might not make teenagers fat after all, but could affect their school grades, according to a new study.Previous studies have revealed that playing video games ... Read more...

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IQ scores can’t predict academic performances of autistic kids


November 18th, 2010 - 5:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 18 (ANI): A new research has revealed that many children with autism spectrum disorders are academically more capable than their IQ scores would suggest.In a study by researchers at ... Read more...

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Can’t remember faces? Blame your superior reading skills


November 13th, 2010 - 12:24 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 13 (ANI): Do you have bad memory for faces? Well, your superior reading skills may be to blame, according to a new brain-scan study.Previously, Stanislas Dehaene at the INSERM-CEA Cognitive ... Read more...

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Summer reading benefits students


July 22nd, 2010 - 2:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington July 22 (ANI): Encourage your children to read good books even during the summer break, and their reading skills will definitely improve, suggest researchers.University of Tennessee, Knoxville, faculty members Richard Allington ... Read more...

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Extra instruction at home can jump-start reading skills of children


March 12th, 2010 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 12 (ANI): Reading to young children at home can play a big role in developing their English language skills, a new study has found.The research has appeared in Learning and ... Read more...

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Neighbourhoods predict kids’ reading skills: Study


January 15th, 2010 - 4:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 15 (ANI): The neighbourhoods where children live predict their reading skills several years later, according to a new study.The study from the University of British Columbia has found that children ... Read more...

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‘Beer’, ‘cat’, ‘Hoover’ among the most unusual first words spoken by kids


January 4th, 2010 - 6:39 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 4 (ANI): 'Beer', 'cat' and 'Hoover' are among the most unusual first words uttered by babies when they learn to speak, a new YouGov survey has revealed.The poll of 1,015 ... Read more...

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Imaginary friends help kids develop better language skills


August 7th, 2009 - 1:28 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 7 (IANS) Having an imaginary friend seems to play a positive role in a child's language development, says a new study. Elaine Reese, professor at the University of Otago (UO), New ... Read more...

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Overconfident teenagers can stunt vital reading skills


July 30th, 2009 - 11:56 am ICT by ANI
Washington, July 30 (ANI): Having too much confidence is not good. And now, a new study has confirmed this by finding that overconfident teenage students can stunt crucial reading skills.The study shows ... Read more...

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How noise affects nervous system’s ability to transcribe sounds key to reading skills


July 14th, 2009 - 4:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 14 (ANI): A new study conducted by Northwestern University researchers offers an unparalleled look at how noise affects the nervous system's ability to transcribe sounds whose subtle differences are key ... Read more...

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Brit primary school kids read to dogs to improve literacy


July 9th, 2009 - 12:49 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 9 (ANI): Kids at a primary school in England are being egged on to read to dogs in the classroom to make better their skills - because the pooches do ... Read more...

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Children tutored in music have superior reading skills


March 17th, 2009 - 2:23 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 17 (IANS) Children tutored in music involving progressively complex rhythmic, tonal and practical skills display superior reading skills than their peers, according to a new study. Joseph M. Piro and ... Read more...

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Music can enhance kids reading skills


March 17th, 2009 - 1:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 17 (ANI): Music lessons can significantly improve childrens cognitive performance in reading skills, says a new study.The study led by researchers from Long Island University, USA has shown that ... Read more...

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Txting dznt harm kids literacy


February 23rd, 2009 - 11:38 am ICT by ANI
London, Feb 23 (ANI): Concerns have been raised that an increase in the use of textisms like wot u doin 2nite? and waz up could be damaging children''s reading and spelling ... Read more...

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New program teaches preschoolers reading skills, foster social skills


November 16th, 2008 - 4:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 16 (ANI): It is possible to teach preschoolers the pre-reading skills they need for later school success, while at the same time fostering the socials skills necessary for making ... Read more...

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Girls fare better in maths in countries where women are more equal


June 12th, 2008 - 11:28 am ICT by IANS
DPA Florence (Italy), June 12 (DPA) Girls are better than boys in reading, but they also can keep up with boys in mathematics when the genders are on a more equal footing in ... Read more...

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Football fans need graduate skills to grasp off side rule


May 11th, 2008 - 3:30 pm ICT by admin
London , May 11 (ANI): While cricket comes easier to people, one needs to be a graduate to understand the off-side rule in football, says a new research.Cricket, claimed to be ... Read more...

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Playing chess may help children improve their behaviour


January 24th, 2008 - 4:32 pm ICT by admin
London, Jan 24 (ANI): Chess lessons might improve childrens behaviour, say researchers.The study, conducted by Aberdeen University staff, found that youngsters who started playing chess became mentally sharper and their behaviour also ... Read more...

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New vocabulary of sign language to help deaf pupils become hands-on with science


January 20th, 2008 - 11:38 am ICT by admin
Washington, Jan 20 (ANI): Teachers and language specialists in Edinburgh have created a new vocabulary of sign language that would revolutionise the way science is taught to deaf students in schools.The new ... Read more...

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TV damaging childrens eyesight


December 10th, 2007 - 4:53 pm ICT by admin
London , Dec 10 (ANI): Brit eye specialists have revealed that games and television are responsible for impairing a childs visual development and a major cause of damaging childrens reading and learning ... Read more...

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