Did you know that learning math skills at an early age creates a strong foundation for child’s overall development & academic success in future?
Recent studies have shown that learning math skills increases a child’s capabilities in oral language, reading, learning different languages, music and so on. Math learning promotes curiosity, imagination, inventiveness, working memory, improves concentration, and increases other basic cognitive skills.
Research: In a 2007 study, Greg Duncan, an economist and education professor at the University of California, Irvine, and his colleagues used six large-scale longitudinal studies of students to look at what most affected a student's long-term school outcomes.
Result: They found that a child's math ability at the start of kindergarten was the best predictor of his or her academic success, even more than early-reading scores, attention, or social-emotional development.
Moreover, research confirms that the experiences and learning that take place in the first few years of life greatly influence child development & shaping of the child's brain architecture.
- At age 5 the brain has reached 85% of its adult size
- They have more than 100 trillion brain connections during this time, the most they’ll ever have!