How To Prep Your Baby For Fifth Grade

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In case you haven’t heard, having a home full of learning activities, books and toys is pretty good for baby. A new study backs up the fact that things like storytime and educational toys can have beneficial effects on baby’s brain skills – lasting all the way through grade school.

The quality of baby’s home learning environment influences their future academic success in fifth grade, according to a study released by New York University. This environment depends on three things: the child’s participation in learning activities, availability of learning materials like books and the quality of a parent’s interactions with their child.

Parents who are diligent in engaging their children in interactions like storytelling or casual conversation set positive habits into place that stick, researchers found. This is especially important for children…

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