Önskar du dina barn och barnbarn ett långt och friskt liv? Om du är man bör du i så fall skaffa barn sent i livet. Ännu bättre är om din egen far också var till åren kommen när han fick dig, enligt en ny studie.
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/04/120403112006.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily+%28ScienceDaily%3A+Latest+Science+News%29, posted 2012 by peter in cognition language parenting science
Children who grow up learning to speak two languages are better at switching between tasks than are children who learn to speak only one language, according to a study funded in part by the National Institutes of Health. However, the study also found that bilinguals are slower to acquire vocabulary than are monolinguals, because bilinguals must divide their time between two languages while monolinguals focus on only one.
PlayLand STHLM är leklandet i innerstan där både barn och vuxna skall trivas.
Vi tror att barn mellan 0-8 år har som roligast hos oss, men givetvis är alla lika välkomna!
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/02/120213154057.htm, posted 2012 by peter in cognition language parenting toread
At an age when "ba-ba" and "da-da" may be their only utterances, infants nevertheless comprehend words for many common objects, according to a new study.
The problem with safety guidelines is that they make most playgrounds so uninteresting as to contribute to reduced physical activity.
Playgrounds don't look like they used to. Steep metal slides and wooden towers have given way to slow, plastic slides and carefully penned-in climbing contraptions.
And forget about seesaws -- they're a thing of the past.
When kids are bored by unimaginative (read: safe) playground equipment, they're less active as a result, and with childhood obesity at epidemic proportions, that's a danger, too.
In contrast, names these days show that people living in what has become an extremely urbanized society miss their links with nature, Makino says. This can be observed in the proliferation of kanji such as 翔 (shō), meaning "flying," 海 (kai), which means "ocean," and 空 (taka), meaning "sky."
So how do parents decide on names for their babies? Well, there's no shortage of methodologies out there to help with their selection, and many people actually combine two or more of them.
After a brief, failed experiment paying me to do chores, my dad tried something really neat. It clearly took a bit of legwork, but maybe there are some transferrable lessons for parents who want to lay an entrepreneurial foundation.
He gave me a vending machine.
He rented the machine, found a location in a local workshop, and installed it. And then he told me two things.
1. That this would be the last time I was given allowance.
2. And that if I wanted to have any pocketmoney next week, I’d better spend this week’s on some inventory.