Talking numbers counts for kids' math skills Minnesota Public Radio (MPR), Nov 13, 2010 By National Public Radio (NPR) Staff

Abstract: In almost every home and pre-school in America, young children are being taught how to recite the alphabet and how to say their numbers. A new study by University of Chicago psychology professor Susan Levine finds that simply repeating the numbers isn't as good as helping kids understand what they mean. According to her study, for children to develop the math skills they'll need later on in school, it is essential that parents spend time teaching their children the value of numbers by using concrete examples -- instead of just repeating them out loud.

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