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Here is a good article from NPR debunking some of those myths about boosting your child’s IQ…. Read on to find out what really DOES make a difference.

Music, Multivitamins And Other Modern Intelligence Myths

January 22, 2013 1:08 PM

Teacher Denise Severing leads a math lesson at a Head Start school in Woodbourne, New York.

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Playing Mozart to young children will make them smarter, right?

Probably not. When it comes to media hype and intuitions about intelligence and early childhood, some skepticism is in order. A paper published just this month byJohn Protzko, Joshua Aronson and Clancy Blair at NYU reviews dozens of studies on a topic likely to be of interest to parents, educators, and policy-makers alike: what, if anything, one can do in the first five years of life to raise a child’s intelligence.

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