Early Years readers love to know what researchers have to say about young children and math! Several math-themed blog posts were among the top-read Early Years pieces this year, with a few politically themed blog posts sprinkled in among them. If you haven’t had a chance to read them already, here’s some of the top-read Early Years blog posts for 2016:
My former co-blogger, Lillian Mongeau, wrote this popular piece interviewing Bethany Rittle-Johnson, a professor at Vanderbilt University who specializes in studying how young children acquire math skills.
Kindergarten is not too early to learn basic addition, subtraction, place value and currency, says Vanderbilt professor Mimi Engel.
Pediatricians no longer recommending a total ban on electronic media use for children under 2, but parents should make sure that children are engaged with high-quality content, new guidelines say.
Republican Tom Price of Georgia’s views on Head Start could influence the future of the preschool program for children from low-income families.
Math fluency comes to children at different ages, says Zane Wubbena, a doctoral candidate in education at Texas State University.
What if we made the high-quality programs in Tulsa and Boston available to all children?
Is preschool the best place to spend limited public dollars? Katharine B. Stevens of the American Enterprise Institute argues that programs for infants and toddlers show longer-lasting positive impact....
...but policymakers still see preschool, primarily, as the place to invest.
A simple game involving guessing the number of dots on a screen helped children sharpen their math skills, according to researchers at Johns Hopkins University.
Black and white preschool teachers tended to observe black boys more closely when primed to believe they should be looking for signs of friction in a group of children.
A version of this news article first appeared in the Early Years blog.