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When parents read with their kids, they improve their vocabulary and foster the development of brain areas that are vital for further literacy.
How frequent is it to have toddlers showing their fingers when asked about their age, across different cultures? How commonly do children start by silently holding up their fingers to implicitly find the answer for that same question? How do they end up using this ability when starting to develop mathematical skills, by holding up five fingers on one hand and counting to two while raising two fingers on the other hand when asked to add 5 and 2?
Teachers are constantly urging pupils to sit still in the classroom so they can pay attention to what is being taught. But studies have suggested that school children should do some physical activity before entering the classroom, and others that they should have short “brain breaks” during classes and be allowed to move around for a few minutes now and then.