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Brock, Laura L.; Kim, Helyn; Grissmer, David W. – Mind, Brain, and Education, 2018
The present study examines cross-lagged associations among executive function, visuomotor skills, and math and reading achievement from kindergarten to second grade. Both executive function and visuomotor integration tend to be delayed in socioeconomically disadvantaged children and can explain nearly half the achievement gap at kindergarten…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Executive Function, Mathematics Achievement, Reading Achievement
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Nevo, Einat; Bar-Kochva, Irit – Mind, Brain, and Education, 2015
This study investigated the relations of early working-memory abilities (phonological and visual-spatial short-term memory [STM] and complex memory and episodic buffer memory) and later developing reading skills. Sixty Hebrew-speaking children were followed from kindergarten through Grade 5. Working memory was tested in kindergarten and reading in…
Descriptors: Short Term Memory, Reading Skills, Longitudinal Studies, Kindergarten
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Meindertsma, Heidi B.; van Dijk, Marijn W. G.; Steenbeek, Henderien W.; van Geert, Paul L. C. – Mind, Brain, and Education, 2014
Intraindividual variability is a key component in explaining children's development and learning. Studying this type of variability on the micro-timescale can help us understand real-time constructive processes and the subsequent long-term development. The aim of this article is to study the process of children's understanding of…
Descriptors: Young Children, Kindergarten, Concept Formation, Cognitive Development
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Coldren, Jeffrey T. – Mind, Brain, and Education, 2013
Children's ability to shift behavior in response to changing environmental demands is critical for successful intellectual functioning. While the processes underlying the development of cognitive control have been thoroughly investigated, its functioning in an ecologically relevant setting such as school is less well understood. Given the alarming…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Young Children, Cognitive Development, Self Control
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Piche, Genevieve; Fitzpatrick, Caroline; Pagani, Linda S. – Mind, Brain, and Education, 2012
Identifying early precursors of body mass index (BMI) and sports participation represents an important concern from a public health perspective and can inform the development of preventive interventions. This article examines whether kindergarten child self-regulation, as measured by classroom engagement and behavioral regulation, predicts healthy…
Descriptors: Body Composition, Family Characteristics, Academic Achievement, Public Health