Computer Games Good for Kids' Brains, Researchers Say

The folks at Nintendo are promoting games that stimulate the mind and improve children's IQs. Credit: Getty Images Scientists say certain computer games can boost children's reasoning and problem-solving skills, improving their grades ...Some computer games may boost kids' working memories, improve their grades.

Early Childhood Memories Come and Go

Early childhood memories come and go until about the time kids hit their 10th birthdays. Credit: Getty Images
Ask your 9-year-old about his earliest memory, and he may talk about that bug he accidentally swallowed when he was 3.
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Your child's earliest memory? It depends on the day you ask him.

'Pregnancy Brain' Myth Busted by New Study

Pregnant women can no longer blame forgetfulness on "Momnesia." Credit: Getty Images
So what if you tried to brush your teeth with shampoo, can't ever seem to find your keys and haven't managed to match your socks for a week? You're eight month...

Choline for Early Development?

Choline is a nutrient similar to Vitamin B that has been found to have a positive effect on early development. The human body produces some choline and it is also found in breast milk, many common foods and is available as a dietary supplement. Ho...

Fetuses Have Memory, Study Shows

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In the 1920's, researchers began investigating whether a fetus in the womb could develop short-term memory. Experimenting with pregnant women, they used the sound of a car horn to determine that over time...

Baby's First Moments - Who Remembers?

Quick: Which one is more memorable -- Your child's first day of kindergarten or Princess Diana's crash? If we are to believe a new study out of the U.K., people have stronger, clearer memories of major news events than personal memories. A full 82...

Chinese New Year, Alyson Hannigan, and a Smoking Toddler - Links we Love

Monday is the first day of the Chinese New Year (this year is the Year of the Ox). Get your kids in the spirit with these cute DIY lanterns. -- AlphaMom How is Alyson Hannigan staying fit during her first pregnancy? By doing Pilates, of course. --...

Teen scientist disproves goldfish memory myth

I am not an expert on pet fish, but apparently goldfish are thought to have extremely short memory spans. Like three seconds short. Because of this, swimming around and around in a tiny bowl day after day is not a problem for them. At least that was ...

USB Drive finds lost parents

Recently, I wrote about the USB Amber Alert kit which uses a USB flash drive to store vital information about your child, in case they are lost or kidnapped. Here's another use for these inexpensive drives that you might find interesting. Tim Fehlman...

Babies don't remember?

I have often wished I could remember my babyhood. It seems like such a simple, warm, worry free time. Biggest concerns? Poopy diaper and a fresh sippy. No work stress, no financial woes, no worry about what in tarnation happens to you after you die. ...

Is multi-tasking always worth the effort?

As you are reading this, you may be burping you baby, telling another child to be quiet, or doing a multitude of things besides concentrating on what is written. Is this a good idea? Not according to a recent study from UCLA. Authors of the study con...

Love Notes Memory Game

Feeling a bit down on your parenting skills?  Finding yourself a little less confident on how you handled your last crisis with your child?  Cheer up, li'l buckaroo -- instead of wasting time wondering if you're doing everything right as a ...


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