Study: Preschoolers need to learn academic and social skills

11/17/2008 | Google · ScienceDaily

Preschoolers do better if they are taught both social and academic skills, according to a new study funded by the National Institutes of Health and other federal agencies. "If preschools focus just on the facts -- let's just get the letter knowledge in, let's just get the number knowledge in -- they're really missing the engine that's going to drive the desire and motivation for learning," said lead researcher Karen Bierman, a Penn State University psychology professor.

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