Parental support is critical when it comes to math achievement, study says
How can busy parents support their kids’ math learning? A new study shows when it comes to math achievement, a parent’s support is critical. They found more maternal support led to better math skills and better school readiness. Experts say parents of any income level should engage with their kids whenever possible. Other studies find that students in the United States rank below eight other countries in reading but below 30 other countries in math.
More sleep can prevent childhood obesity, study says
But did you know that lack of sleep is associated with up to an 80 percent increased likelihood of childhood obesity? Now scientists have new insights on how less sleep could contribute to reduced activity. A new study suggests more sleep may be the key to helping kids get active. Researchers studied 37 families with children ages eight to 11 who usually slept around nine and a half hours a night. They had the kids go to sleep at different times and wear special watches to detect movement.