Do IQ tests for kindergarteners prove anything?

Do IQ tests for kindergarteners prove anything?

Mostly not. IQ tests are not reliable predictors of future academic performance in very young children. Many researchers and journalists have found that, because children’s brains develop unevenly, it’s difficult to accurately measure intelligence at a young age....
What are the best toys for babies and young children?

What are the best toys for babies and young children?

There are many ways to define the “best” children’s toys, but specifically in terms of which toys best facilitate learning and development, academic research has found that simple, non-electronic toys are best at keeping kids’ attention and...
Do pacifiers mess up teeth or delay speech?

Do pacifiers mess up teeth or delay speech?

They can, but only if they’re kept in children’s mouths for several hours a day after they turn 2 years old. Many studies and analyses have found that regularly keeping a pacifier in a child’s mouth past the age of two can negatively affect the way...
Will listening to classical music make my child smarter?

Will listening to classical music make my child smarter?

No. This is simply a pervasive myth. A 2010 study by researchers at the University of Vienna examined nearly 40 studies conducted on the subject, and reported that “there is little evidence left for a specific, performance-enhancing Mozart effect.” Then why do so many...