Language development with books not etoys

June 8, 2010 Zane, 3, tries out the new Apple iPad, in Toronto, June 8, 2010. TORONTO STAR/TANNIS TOOHEY

New research conducted by Dr Anna V Sosa of Northern Arizona University and published in JAMA Pediatrics claims that etoys for infants that produce lights, words and songs were associated with decreased quantity and quality of language compared to playing with books or toys. The research was conducted among 26 parent-infant pairs; the children were 10 to 16 months old. […]

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HRD ministry sets up panel on Sanskrit


NEW DELHI: The human resource development (HRD) ministry has constituted a 13-member expert panel headed by former chief election commissioner (CEC) N Gopalaswami to deliberate on issues related to Sanskrit as part of its attempt to promote the language. The committee, it is learned, would examine various issues related to the teaching of the language in the country and also […]

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JEE (Main) 2016: CBSE announces exam dates


The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has issued a notification announcing the dates for the Joint Entrance Examination (Main) – 2016.   Noida: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has issued a notification announcing the dates for the Joint Entrance Examination (Main) – 2016.   The board has released the dates for both online and offline examinations. According […]

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Pune boy bags Rs 2 crore offer from Google!


Pune boy Abishek Pant of IIT Kharagpur bags Rs 2 crore offer from Google! After Delhi boy Chetan Kakkar bagged a job offer of record $1,90,000 (Rs 1.25 crore approx) per annum from Google, Pune’s Abishek Pant has now improved that record by grabbing jaw-dropping Rs 2 crore annual package from the Internet behemoth. Abishek is a final-year student of […]

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8-hour day likely for school kids in Mumbai soon


Children may soon start having eight-hour school days, if the state school education department’s new education policy is accepted. For the first time, the department has recommended a minimum eight hours a day of learning for students, in a report it submitted to the human resource development ministry. While the Right to Education (RTE) Act, 2009, has put in place […]

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CMAT 2016: Registration process begins, check important details


The registration process for the Common Management Admission Test (CMAT), a national-level entrance examination conducted by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) scheduled for January 17, 2016, has begun. You can register for the test till December 10 on the council’s official website. CMAT is a three-hour computer-based online test that evaluates your quantitative ability, logical reasoning, language comprehension […]

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Maharashtra: Psychological evaluation of Class X students made mandatory


Such psychological tests to understand a student’s aptitude are conducted by the government-run Institute of Vocational Guidance and Selection. The Maharashtra government will make the psychological evaluation of all Class X students compulsory from this year. The objective is to understand the aptitude of children. The state believes these tests will help students understand which stream of education they should […]

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All boards may follow one curriculum


Puja Pednekar, Hindustan Times, Mumbai All national and state boards in the country are likely to share a common core curriculum, exam schedule and question paper pattern. The ministry of human resource development (HRD), along with the Council of Boards of Secondary Education (COBSE), has formed committees to ensure uniformity among various boards aiming at creating a level-playing field for […]

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