Health

70 percent of Inuit preschoolers live in food insecure homes

Seventy percent of Inuit preschoolers in Nunavut, Canada's largest territory, live in households where there isn't enough food, a situation with implications for children's academic and psychosocial development, found an ...

Pediatrics

Family income, expectations tied to kindergarten performance

(HealthDay)—U.S. children entering kindergarten do worse on tests when they're from poorer families with lower expectations and less focus on reading, computer use and preschool attendance, new research suggests.

Autism spectrum disorders

Abnormal brain connections seen in preschoolers with autism

Preschoolers with autism spectrum disorder, or ASD, have abnormal connections between certain networks of their brains that can be seen using a special MRI technique, according to a study published online in the journal Radiology. ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Sharing voluntarily makes young kids happy

If humans are primarily motivated by self-interest, as traditional economic theory claims, why do we sometimes perform acts of generosity that don't yield us any material benefits? Indeed, such altruistic behavior may sometimes ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Active children more likely to argue

(Medical Xpress) -- Preschool children who are more physically active are more likely to show behavioural problems, a study has found.

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