Top 10 bedtime stories

Top 10 children’s bedtime stories

The findings also revealed children’s favorite stories and surprisingly, the popular Harry Potter books trailed behind in eighth place, with classic tales such as Goldilocks and the Three Bears and Winnie the Pooh beating JK Rowling’s magical Potter series to the top spot. Children’s top 10 favorite stories: 1. Goldilocks and the … Read more

TV junk food ads boost kids appetites

TV junk-food ads boost kids’ appetites

Television ads for junk food often tend to make children hunger for those treats, especially if they watch a lot of television, according to a study. The findings, published in Americal journal Pediatrics, come amid growing calls to ban junk food advertisements aimed at children in order to combat obesity. … Read more

Ways to Raise a Smart Kid

How can you raise a smart kid? Buy the kid books. You don’t, however, have to read them.
That’s the conclusion I drew after reading the results of a new study in the journal Research in Social Stratification and Mobility. The researchers argued that there is a strong correlation between the number of books a family owns and a child’s academic track record.
The researchers went to a lot of effort to document this finding. Over a 20-year period, the study looked at more than 70,000 people in 27 countries.