We Are All Born Scientists, Study Finds | Popular Science
Young kids think and learn about their surroundings much the way that scientists think and learn in advanced experiments, a new study says. They form hypotheses, test them, analyze their findings and learn from their actions and the actions of others — all in child’s play.
A growing body of evidence about this style of learning shows yet again that early childhood education is crucial — but it also shows making preschool more academic could actually be detrimental, according to scientists at the University of California, Berkeley.

We Are All Born Scientists, Study Finds | Popular Science

Young kids think and learn about their surroundings much the way that scientists think and learn in advanced experiments, a new study says. They form hypotheses, test them, analyze their findings and learn from their actions and the actions of others — all in child’s play.

A growing body of evidence about this style of learning shows yet again that early childhood education is crucial — but it also shows making preschool more academic could actually be detrimental, according to scientists at the University of California, Berkeley.

Children who live in walkable areas, with a child-friendly park nearby and access to healthy food have 59% lower odds of being obese. More on This Big City.
兒童若居住在適合步行的環境,住家附近又有兒童公園,亦有商家販售健康食品,肥胖機率會下降59%。更多內容請見《城事》。
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Children who live in walkable areas, with a child-friendly park nearby and access to healthy food have 59% lower odds of being obese. More on This Big City.

兒童若居住在適合步行的環境,住家附近又有兒童公園,亦有商家販售健康食品,肥胖機率會下降59%。更多內容請見《城事》。

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In three new studies published in the May issue of the journal Health Affairs, Mount Sinai School of Medicine researchers reveal the staggering economic impact of toxic chemicals and air pollutants in the environment, and propose new legislation to mandate testing of new chemicals and also those already on the market.

Estimated costs of environmental disease in children at $76.6 billion per year

Source: Medical Xpress

(N.B. These economic “externalities” reveal the true cost of ineffective regulation or control of toxic chemicals and environmental pollution. While businesses may resist such requirements, the data reveals that society pays for the problem anyway.  Proper controls could be one of the least expensive ways to reduce the growth of healthcare costs in the U.S….the ultimate kind of preventative care.) 

80% of Children Under Age 5 Use the Internet Weekly
Source: Mashable

Nearly 80% of children between the ages of 0 and 5 who use the Internet in the United States, do so on at least a weekly basis, according to a report released Monday from education non-profit organizations Joan Ganz Cooney Center and Sesame Workshop.
The report, which was assembled using data from seven recent studies, indicates that young children are increasingly consuming all types of digital media, in many cases consuming more than one type at once.

80% of Children Under Age 5 Use the Internet Weekly

Source: Mashable

Nearly 80% of children between the ages of 0 and 5 who use the Internet in the United States, do so on at least a weekly basis, according to a report released Monday from education non-profit organizations Joan Ganz Cooney Center and Sesame Workshop.

The report, which was assembled using data from seven recent studies, indicates that young children are increasingly consuming all types of digital media, in many cases consuming more than one type at once.