Kids are learning more and more to read, play, and do math at home, and are spending more time on computer screens and social media than ever before.
But the key takeaway from a new survey is that, for the vast majority of children, they are still learning to do just about anything that a grown-up might do.
Here are the key takeaways from a survey of 4,000 children conducted by the Child and Family Research Institute (CFARI) and published in the March issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.
Children, they say, are “the ones who are making up the vast bulk of our population”The survey found that the majority of kids, 67 percent, still do most or all of their schoolwork while they are in the nursery or nursery school setting.
And, as parents, they have an even bigger say in how their kids are taught to learn.
“The average age at which children reach a point of maturity, which they call the age of cognitive competence, is 18,” said Dr. Scott R. Williams, co-director of the CFARI’s Child and Youth Center.
“When children reach their own age, they’re really in charge of what they’re doing.”
Children are not being taught how to learn in an appropriate wayChildren are learning better, but they’re still not learning in an effective way.
The CFAOR survey found just 31 percent of children had a teacher who could explain how to teach them math.
And while 40 percent of parents said their kids were learning math, only 11 percent said their children were being taught to read or write by someone who was competent.
When it comes to learning to read and write, however, just 29 percent of mothers and 46 percent of fathers said they could read or read at least some of the books they’re reading to their kids.
And only 14 percent of teachers said they were able to do so.
While the majority are still getting their hands dirty, the survey also found that many children are learning to use computers, tablets, smartphones, and tablets to learn, with the majority saying that they were learning on the iPad or the Android tablet.
But there is an upside to using technology to learn: It is increasingly common for kids to use technology to find answers to their questions.
“There is a lot of curiosity about what the answers are, and what they mean,” said Williams.
And in addition to being a more convenient way to learn math and reading, computers are more affordable than ever, which has led many parents to opt for them over the more expensive textbooks.
The CFARE survey also surveyed 1,200 children in three states: Florida, California, and Texas.
The results are based on data collected by the U.S. Census Bureau and the Pew Research Center in March 2017.