Navigation Links
Preschool Kids Best Prepared for Kindergarten: Study
Date:2/29/2012

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 29 (HealthDay News) -- All children can benefit from going to preschool, especially those who come from minority or poor families or from homes where parents don't provide much mental stimulation, a new study says.

The study included 1,200 identical and fraternal twins from 600 families who were followed from age 2 until they entered kindergarten at age 5.

Overall, children who went to preschool did better once they started kindergarten than those who didn't go to preschool, according to the study, which was published in the journal Psychological Science.

Going to preschool appeared to be particularly beneficial for minority and poor children, and for those whose parents didn't play with them in a way that stimulated the child's mental development.

The findings indicate "that children who are growing up in homes that have fewer resources and lower-quality stimulation from parents aren't being held back as much by their homes if they're attending preschool," study author Elliot Tucker-Drob, of the University of Texas at Austin, said in a journal news release.

Among children from wealthier families and homes with more stimulating environments, there was no difference between those who went to preschool and those who did not.

Tucker-Drob noted that the findings reflect average effects and that many children thrive no matter what the conditions at home are.

The study is "in no way saying that poor parents are bad; it's simply saying that there are these associations and, potentially, one way to break this cycle is with preschools," he said.

More information

The Nemours Foundation explains how parents can help children adjust to preschool.

-- Robert Preidt

SOURCE: Psychological Science, news release


'/>"/>
Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. Behavior Problems May Surface in Preemies by Preschool
2. Intermittent Steroid Use Called OK for Wheezing Preschoolers
3. New funding will help researchers learn how preschoolers move, battle early child obesity
4. Preschool Peers May Boost Language Skills in Kids
5. Preschoolers language skills improve more when theyre placed with more-skilled peers
6. New ADHD Guidelines Include Preschoolers, Older Teens
7. Policies that promote healthy eating, activity and sleep are needed to curb obesity in infants, toddlers and preschoolers
8. Too Little Sleep in Preschool Years May Predict ADHD
9. Preschools Benefits Linger Into Adulthood, Study Finds
10. Brain imaging study of preschoolers with ADHD detects brain differences linked to symptoms
11. Cognitive impairment seen in preschool children with epilepsy
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Preschool Kids Best Prepared for Kindergarten: Study
(Date:5/28/2016)... , ... May 28, 2016 , ... After a year and a half of planning ... an extraordinary event. The Multiple Pathways of Recovery Conference was held May 2 -4, ... country and the United Kingdom came together to explore the many pathways individuals use to ...
(Date:5/27/2016)... ... May 27, 2016 , ... W.S. Badger Co. Inc ... that it has been recognized as one of the best small businesses for new ... as one of nine small businesses providing progressive benefits to new parents on the ...
(Date:5/27/2016)... ... May 27, 2016 , ... In response ... many who are unaware of the plight of aphasia. In collaboration with the ... “Stroke Awareness” campaign. , The link between stroke and aphasia is relatively unknown, ...
(Date:5/27/2016)... ... May 27, 2016 , ... With a team of ... food industries. Aside from its GMP accreditation, Validation Center is also a registered ... products, services and staff. , Validation Center is ISO17025 accredited and only offers ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... ... 26, 2016 , ... Intalere, the healthcare industry leader in ... inaugural Member Conference at the Paris Hotel in Las Vegas, Nev., May 17-20, ... America’s healthcare providers. , The conference was highlighted by the announcement of the ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/27/2016)... Amarantus BioScience Holdings, Inc. ... Regenerative Medicine, Neurology and Orphan Diseases, today announced that President & ... upcoming investor conferences: SeeThru Equity MicroCap Conference   ... New York City , NY When: Tuesday, May ... Conference   Where: Grand Hyatt Hotel, 109 East 42 ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... NASHVILLE, Tenn. , May 26, 2016 ... provider of software and analytics, network solutions ... healthcare, today announced it entered into a ... leading provider of outpatient software solutions and ... surgery centers, specialty hospitals and rehabilitation clinics ...
(Date:5/25/2016)... , Germany and GERMANTOWN, ... QIAGEN N.V. (NASDAQ: QGEN ; Frankfurt Prime Standard: ... licensing and co-development agreement with Therawis Diagnostics GmbH to develop ... be to develop and market PITX2 as a marker to ... high-risk breast cancer patients. "We are pleased to ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: