Researchers from the University of Virginia showed 60 4-year olds a 9-minute chunk of what they call an “animated kitchen sponge” cartoon. The experts then tested the children’s memory and thinking skills and compared their scores to other youngsters, who had watched a slow-paced educational cartoon or drew pictures with crayons and markers.

(Medford, MA) — Young people who focus all of their extracurricular activities on sports are putting themselves at risk. Researchers at Tufts University have found adolescent boys and girls who don’t get involved in activities other than sports tend to have the lowest test scores in competence, confidence, character, connection and caring. They have the […]