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Content related to psychology and education. Here you will find posts about psychology to answer any questions you have as a parent or educator.

Jun20

Searching for Fun Activities for Your Kids This Summer?

Searching for Fun Activities for Your Kids This Summer?

Searching for fun activities for your kids this summer? In addition to their daily 15 minutes of Smartick Method, we recommend playing brain training games in Smartick Virtual World to help train memory, attention, flexibility, reasoning, and more. Brain training, also known as cognitive training or neurobics, has a similar function to exercises you might […]

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May25

Boost Your Child’s Learning Habits

Boost Your Child’s Learning Habits

You have probably read many articles with titles like this, aimed at high schoolers, college students, and young adults. There are a lot of tools available to help these groups of people but these tools would not be needed if learning habits and skills were taught to young children. By the time a child is […]

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Apr11

How Smartick Virtual World Games Might Help Your Child’s Math Achievement

How Smartick Virtual World Games Might Help Your Child’s Math Achievement

What is Working Memory? Math skills and achievement are related to a student’s memory, or in technical terms, their mental capacity to encode, store, and retrieve information [1,2]. There are two types of memory relevant to arithmetic operations: Long-term memory allows you to remember facts (i.e. your mother’s birthday), general knowledge (i.e. the sounds of letters), personal […]

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Jan17

The Importance of Finger Counting

Fingers are one of the most helpful tools for children in learning mathematical concepts. This is partly due to their availability; it allows children to establish one to one correspondences, or it helps to lessen the memory load of a problem thanks to having physical representations of quantities. It can even help make instantly perceive […]

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Oct12

Exercise Regularly and Learn Better!

Exercise Regularly and Learn Better!

Regular exercise has many health benefits. These benefits are not just physical, but psychological as well, because exercise affects chemicals that alter one’s mood. It has been shown that physical therapy can act as an antidepressant for some people and can accelerate the recovery process for individuals who have suffered brain injuries or strokes. Apparently, […]

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Sep21

9 Strategies for Helping Kids Deal with Frustration

If parents give children the opportunity and the autonomy to make mistakes and try again, it can help them manage frustration, build their self-confidence and teach them persistence in achieving their goals. Here are nine approaches for today’s parents: Send consistent messages to your children in what you say and what you do. Children imitate […]

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Sep14

5 Ways to Reinforce Positive Behaviors in Your Child

5 Ways to Reinforce Positive Behaviors in Your Child

  Parents loom large in the development of their children’s personalities. As the Pixar film Inside Out shows it, parents form the biggest “islands” (personality aspects) for their children. As the principle socialization agents for their children, parents have a large array of resources at their disposal to mold their children’s behavior. “Have you eaten […]

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Sep07

Using Frustration and Failure as Educational Tools

Several scientifically-based studies, by Walter Mischel, Martin Seligman, Angela Duckworth, and others, confirm that cognitive ability (measured, for example, by IQ) is not a reliable indicator of success and achievement. How do we define success and achievement? We look at academic indicators (like grades and test scores) or social factors (a career, stable family life, […]

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