How cooking, table-setting can help students learn


Helping parents make grocery lists, cook meals and set the table, as well as sharing stories at dinnertime, can increase vocabulary, promote interest in learning and offer math lessons, according to a study that included 248 Latino parents of kindergartners. Diana Leyva, an associate professor of psychology at the University of Pittsburgh, writes about the study and explains why such home-based, daily-life lessons make a difference in students' lives.

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