'Simon says': Preschool-age kids in different countries improve academically using self-regulation game

Monday, July 18, 2011 - 15:31 in Psychology & Sociology

Children who regularly participated in a Simon Says-type game designed to improve self-regulation -- called the Head-Toes-Knees-Shoulders task -- may have better math and early literacy scores. A new study found that the higher academic outcomes associated with the game, which emphasizes careful listening and following instructions, does not just benefit students in the United States, but also benefits children tested in Taiwan, China and South Korea.

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