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Учимся включаться в игровой процесс ребенка

Учимся включаться в игровой процесс ребенка

У некоторых родителей сложилось весьма неправильное мнение, что игра малыша не требует присутствия взрослых. Тем не менее, мама и папа, вовлеченные в игру, способны научить ребенка массе полезных вещей. В частности, посредством игры кроха будет познавать тонкости общения, сумеет отличить зло от добра, сумеет понять значение дружбы и ответственности.

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Видеоигры полезны для детского развития

Видеоигры полезны для детского развития

Исследование Оксфордского университета предполагает, что небольшой промежуток времени за видеоиграми, имеет небольшое, но положительное влияние на развитие детей, сообщает vremechko.org.

Ученые выяснили, что молодые люди, которые проводят за видеоиграми менее часа в день, более адаптированы, чем те, кто не играет вообще. Но дети, которые использовали консоли более трех часов в день, были более недовольны своей жизнью в целом...

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Why boys play with guns

Why boys play with guns

Johnny may be hardwired to play with toy guns and dump trucks after all. As for his little sister’s preference for Barbie and Beanie Babies, chalk it up to DNA, say scientists.

The notion that children’s taste in toys might somehow be genetically determined has long been disparaged by psychologists, pooh-poohed as unscientific and sexist, or both.

But a study by researchers in the United States has added new fuel to the nature versus nurture debate, and suggests that when it comes to choosing between trucks and cuddly stuffed animals, chromosomes could make a difference.

There have been hundre...

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Let your children experience freedom

Let your children experience freedom

One of my best memories of childhood was the wonderful feeling I got at the beginning of the school holidays. The prospect of weeks of days spreading ahead with absolutely nothing to do – except have fun!

My family didn’t go away on holidays much: all my overseas travel I have done as an adult, and we only travelled to see family in Townsville, Canberra and Melbourne on a few occasions. Most of our holidays were spent at home and we made the most of what was before us: our back yard, our friends and the park two blocks up the road.

The feeling of being able to ‘figure out’ what we were goi...

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Kids spend too much time screen focused

Kids spend too much time screen focused

Children are spending more than half their spare time in front of a screen after embracing smart device technology, a study has found.

Tablets and smart phones have joined TV as the major entertainers of children, the New Generations study found.

Kids spend more than half their spare time in front of devices, sparking concerns children are not spending enough time interacting with real people and getting exercise.

More than half of the children surveyed had a smart phone and two-thirds of children have used an app device, the study found.

On average children are accessing 7.1 apps a month.

Chi...

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Could video games help kids with dyslexia?

Could video games help kids with dyslexia?

Not too many parents would ever encourage their children to spend hours playing video games, but new research suggests some games might actually be beneficial to kids with dyslexia — at least in the short term.

The new study comes from researchers in Italy who found that action video games might make children with dyslexia read better. In fact, they say that 12 hours of video game play did more for the children’s reading skills than what they could be expected from a year of traditional reading treatments or even spontaneous reading.

The researchers believe the reason certain video games mig...

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Healthy Child’s Play: Time to Get Serious About Goofing Off

Healthy Child’s Play: Time to Get Serious About Goofing Off

It can be tempting to overschedule the kids, but it’s time to get serious about goofing off. A conference held last week at Clemson University on the value of play  with sessions like “The Lasting Effects of Play Deprivation” and “Shaping Tomorrow’s Female Leaders Through Play,” formalized the perspective among many childhood development specialists that play isn’t just fun. It’s essential to intellectual, social, and emotional growth.

Research has found that play reduces stress, improves recall, and enhances self-regulation...

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Apple offers compensation for kids’ in-app purchases

Apple offers compensation for kids’ in-app purchases

It’s not rare for parents to hand over their iPhones, iPods, or iPads to their kids to play around with as a much-needed distraction, whether at home or a long car ride. But, kids are more tech-savvy nowadays and can easily navigate their way around these devices, and that can lead to some very expensive problems.

The BBC reports that the issue—which has since been rectified—is that, prior to the release of iOS 4.3, in-app purchases could be made without needing to enter a password during the 15 minute window after downloading a new app.

This was first brought to the public’s attentio...

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Bridge the digital gap with your kids

Bridge the digital gap with your kids

Children between the ages of 8 and 18 spend an average of 53 hours per week on electronic media. How to bridge the digital gap.

Meredith Marx remembers family game night and how she, her brother and their parents gathered around the dining room table to talk, laugh and move game pieces around the boards. It was a fun way to reconnect and unwind.

Try as she might, it’s become much harder for the Baltimore-area mom to create similar memories for her 6-year-old twins, Casey and Parker. The exuberant kindergartners have been surrounded by technology all of their lives...

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Last-Minute Gift Ideas: Tablets For Kids

Last-Minute Gift Ideas: Tablets For Kids

One of the biggest questions tech-savvy parents must contend with when it comes to tablets for their kids is this: do I really want to give my precious wee one a really expensive piece metal and glass?

Tech blogger Shelly Palmer asked the same question this holiday season and came up with five good tablet options for kids.

Palmer’s picks are pretty good, touching on safe and educational options for younger and older kids alike. I like the fact that he threw out an Android- and an iOS-based device, though I’m not sure that I would have picked a Kindle Fire.

Unless you want to (a) give your ch...

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