Tag: early childhood education benefits

How are Executive Function and Learning Connected?

This week: New Executive Function Science  This week we are taking a look at a 2021 study from the Journal of Experimental Child Psychology that explores the relationship between differences in executive function (EF) skills, and how those differences affect learning different kinds of material. The study is called “Individual differences in executive function and…

Beyond the Book: Four Mini Executive Function Games For Story Time

Why This Activity? Families: Reading can put the “fun” in executive function! Build immediate memory capabilities through an activity where you and your child focus on specific elements of new and favorite stories.   Before You Start, Get Set Up! Objective: Exercise your child’s flexible thinking and short-term memory skills while reading fun books together…

Exploring the Impact of Parenting Styles on Child Executive Function Skills

What is This Study About? Parenting plays a crucial role in shaping a child’s cognitive and behavioral development, and recent research examines the intricate connections between parenting styles and a child’s executive function skills. In this article, we explore key findings from “The Role of Parenting Factors in Accelerating or Hindering the Development of HEF…

What are the Effects of Initial Skill Level and Socioeconomic Status on Executive Function?

What is This Study About? In this article, we discuss the study “Examining Moderators of Response to Executive Function Reflection Training: Initial Skill & Socioeconomic Status” Schubert, Erin. (2016). In the study, the researcher sought to determine why executive function (EF) training did not improve skill levels for all children who participated in it. The…

“Blink!” An Executive Function Matching Game

Parents, don’t look away too soon! This fast-paced game is full of endless possibilities for memory fun! Learn How to Play “Blink” With Your Child Now EF Activity Objective: This activity introduces mindful concentration, helping your child learn how to hold rules in their memory and exercise flexible thinking. They match cards based on color,…

Surprising Results from the Marshmallow Test

The Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis recently posted their recording of their Fall Education Conference featuring Dr. Stephanie Carlson‘s surprising research on children’s ability to delay gratification and the Marshmallow Test. In her presentation, Dr. Carlson discusses the long-term outcomes associated with the ability to delay gratification in the early years as well as the…

Does the Batman Effect help some children more than others?

The tennis ball hits the net for the fifth time in a row. You are discouraged and want to give up. But then you picture Serena Williams serving the ball flawlessly over the net. You picture her form, her swing, the racket’s contact with the ball, and her follow through. Thinking about how Serena would…

Innovative Firms Partner to Bring Executive Function to Selected Head Start Programs

Acelero Learning, Reflection Sciences and Venn Foundation are collaborating to introduce Executive Function measurement and interventions within select Head Start campuses — Press Release — New York, NY (September 20, 2018) – In a unique three-way partnership unveiled today, Acelero Learning will deploy Reflection Sciences’ Minnesota Executive Function Scale (MEFS App™) within their network of Head Start…

Routines and Executive Function

The hustle and bustle of everyday routines may seem like a lot to keep track of. Whether you are shuttling your child from soccer practice to music lesson or coordinating the daily task of getting the family ready for dinner, our lives are filled with routines and activities. Although some research has suggested that too…