Daytime nap can help preschoolers

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Researchers have seen evidence that a daytime nap can help preschoolers learn.

The research involved 40 children ages 3 to 5, who were shown a grid with pictures of items like a cat or an umbrella.

They were tested later on how well they remembered the location of the items. And after a nap, their accuracy improved.

Researchers from the University of Massachusetts say grown-ups shouldn't cut out the naps when they try to cram more learning activities into a preschooler's day.

The research is in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.


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