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Last updated: September 21, 2012

Each Primrose School is a privately owned and operated franchise. Primrose Schools and The Leader in Early Education and Care® are registered trademarks and service marks of Primrose School Franchising Company. ©2015 Primrose School Franchising Company. All rights reserved. Pennsylvania is an Equal Opportunity Care Provider. California License #013421388, 013421389. Communications 'fact' source as follows:

I. A baby loves peek-a-boo when he begins to understand an object exists, even when not in view. Fact in reference to Jean Piaget - Object Permanence during sensorimotor stage: a child’s understanding that objects continue to exist even though they cannot be seen or heard. Piaget believed that an infant's perception and understanding of the world depended on their motor development, which was required for the infant to link visual, tactile and motor representations of objects.

II. Motor skills are improved when babies learn motion through music. Fact in reference to Forgeard, 2008; Hyde, 2009; Schlaug et al., 2005: The parts of the brain associated with sensory and motor function are developed through music instruction, and musically trained children have better motor function than non-musically trained children. Also, in reference to Beisman, 1967: in a study with over 600 boys and girls in grades one through six, compared basic motor skills such as throwing, catching, climbing, balancing, dodging, bouncing, and striking learned to music and no music. In all grade levels and in both genders, students learned the motor skills better with the rhythmic accompaniment. The study also found that music produced a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere for the students to learn. This study supports the value of using music when teaching motor skills with young children.

III. Sensory play helps fuel a child’s curiosity about the world. Fact in reference to Jean Piaget’s theory on the importance of Sensory Experience for learning and Intellectual Development has explained the learning process of babies and toddlers in this way: human beings are programmed by nature to begin this adaptation process from birth onward, building on their genetic heritage. Intellectual potential therefore cannot be entirely predicted at birth. A stimulating, sensory environment is likely to make a significant difference in a person’s lifelong learning ability.

IV. Studies show that children who spend time in the garden develop a love for fruits and vegetables. Fact in reference to Morris, Neustadter, Zidenberg-Cherr. 2000: a pilot study at the University of California was conducted to evaluate the initial feasibility of implementing and evaluating a garden-enhanced nutrition education program within a school setting. This study was conducted with first-graders some of whom were exposed to several nutrition lessons throughout the school year in combination with fall and spring vegetable gardens, while the other group received no formal nutrition or gardening education. Results showed a significant improvement in willingness to taste vegetables among students who grew their own vegetables.

V. The best time to learn a foreign language is in the first five years. Fact in reference to Society of Neuroscience, "Brain Briefings” September 2008, The Bilingual Brain: in recent brain research, scientists have discovered that bilingual adults have developed denser gray matter (brain tissue packed with information-processing nerve cells and fibers) in the brain’s left hemisphere, where most language and communication skills are controlled. The effect is strongest in people who learned a second language before the age of five and in those who are most proficient at their second language. This finding suggests that being bilingual from an early age significantly alters the brain’s structure.

VI. Social and emotional intelligence may be the most important determinant of a child’s future success. Fact in reference to Goleman’s theory of EI (Emotional Intelligence) is a higher predictor of school success than IQ.

VII. High-quality after school programs are linked to improvement in work habits. Fact in reference to researchers at the University of California, Irvine, the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Policy Studies Associates, Inc. findings that regular participation in high-quality afterschool programs is linked to significant gains in standardized test scores and work habits as well as reduction in behavior problems among disadvantaged students.

VIII. Moving lip and tongue muscles helps babies master pre-speech vocalizations.

Fact in reference to Kent et al., 1991: in infants, preexisting neural circuits, such as those involved in sucking and chewing, generate cyclic open-close jaw movements that provide a stable foundation for pre-speech vocalizations. As infants begin to babble, the form of their vocalizations changes to become more speechlike. At this point, cortical networks, possibly associated with syllable-sized units, are being formed. These cortical networks ultimately will be the predominant source of neutral control for the speech musculature. Also, in reference to Green et al. 2000, 2002: it appears that the jaw is dominant in early vocalizations of one and two-year olds. Also, in reference to Moore & Ruark, 1996; Ruark & Moore, 1997: as toddlers begin to produce more speechlike vocal output in babbling and single words, the coordinative patterns of the muscles involved in speech are quite distinctive from those used in sucking or chewing.

IX. Toddlers learn words more easily with rhymes and songs.

Fact in reference to Bryant, Maclean, Bradley & Crossland, 1997: Speaking, singing, and reading aloud simulate a child’s understanding and use of spoken and written language. Some researchers suggest that the roots of phonological awareness are found in traditional rhyming and word games.

X. A toddler may insist on doing things all by herself.

Fact in reference to the teaching philosophy of Lev Vygotsky: when a student is at the Zone of Proximal Development for a particular task, providing the appropriate assistance will give the child enough of a ‘boost’ to achieve the task.

XI. A four-year-old may ask constant “why” questions to understand the world.

Fact in reference to the National Scientific Council on the Developing Child’s position on Cognition and Knowledge of the World.

XII. 85% of core brain structure is developed by age four.

Fact in reference to Shonkoff, J.P. and Phillips, D.A. (Eds) (2000) From Neurons to Neighborhoods: The Science of Early Childhood Development.

XIII. Research shows that helping others is a key to happiness.

Fact in reference to Ellen Galinsky’s theory on Perspective Taking where the intellectual skill of discerning how someone else thinks and feels; it requires assembling our accumulated knowledge of that person, analyzing the situation at hand, remembering similar situations, recalling what others have told us about such situations, putting aside our own thoughts and feelings, and trying to feel and think as another person must feel and think.

XIV. High-quality after school programs are associated with better peer relationships.

Fact in reference to a study by Posner and Vandell (1999) found that children who participated in quality after school programs were better emotionally adjusted and had better peer relationships.

XV: Studies show that forming healthy habits at an early age can have lifelong benefits.

Fact in reference to the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University (2010). The Foundations of Lifelong Health Are Built in Early Childhood.

XVI: Food that helps boost energy and mood levels.

Fact in reference to Haupt, A. (2011) Food and Mood: 6 Ways Your Diet Affects How You Feel. What you eat can lift or lower your spirits. U.S. News & World Report.