When parents read to their children, they are better later on in math

Children grow up in a family in which they read at pre-school age together with their parents, books and discuss, cut off at the age of 12 years better in math tests. A study by the University of Bamberg shows.

"The study has investigated one of the first in Germany in Detail, the importance of the family environment learning ist&quot in the early years of life for the development of competencies up to the age of puberty;, psychologist Professor Dr. Sabine Weinert, who has headed the project at the University of Bamberg, together with the educators, Dr. Simone Lehrl and Dr. Hans-Günther Roßbach explained. The most important was that parents read books, but with the child talk about it. In this way, children would be stimulated in a playful way about the content of thinking, to understand them better and the stories more thinking. Also the early Games of dice and Board contributed to the play that the children were in secondary schools improved Reading and math skills.

In this study, the family was at the centre for child development, according to Lehrl the first instance. "You can see the results, but also on day-care centres and kindergartens übertragen", the teacher more. Also previous studies have shown that educators can have a positive impact on children and their mathematical and language development.

The study in the international journal "School Effectiveness and School Improvement" appeared. In the analysis of data from 229 Hessian, and Bavarian children were tested at the age of three to ten years, and again with 12 and 13 years are included. Their parents filled out questionnaires and were observed how they dealt with their child in different situations.

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