Tag: kids

Majority of US School Kids ‘Low Income’

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For the first time in recent history, a majority of the schoolchildren attending U.S. public schools come from low income families, according to a report by the Southern Education Foundation from the latest data collected from the states by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES).The report shows that in 2013, 51% of the students across the nation’s public...

English Designed for Kids

English vocabulary is designed to help children learn according to research led by the UK’s Lancaster University.From obvious examples, like "woof" representing the sound of a dog to sounds with similar meanings having similar structures (for example, the "sl" sound at the beginning of a word often has negative properties as in "slime, slur, slum, slug"), English is full...

Conjugating Kids

The sound of small children chattering away as they learn to talk has always been considered cute  –  but not particularly sophisticated. However, research at Cornell University has shown that toddlers’ speech is far more advanced than previously understood.Dr Cristina Dye, a lecturer in child language development from the UK’s Newcastle University, found that two to three- year-olds are...

Spanish for Kids

Language Magazine's Victoria is setting off for Guatemala today to escort her 7 year old daughter while she takes a Spanish immersion program for kids at CSA Antigua. We'll keep you posted with their progress.Update from Guatemala: on Tuesday, August 16, 2011 at 2:31pmValentina is looooooooooooooooving her Spanish classes and her teacher. It is like a playground for learning spanish painting,...