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A new meta-analysis of gold-standard, randomized controlled trials has found there are reliable ways to boost a child’s IQ by age 5, including supplements and interactive reading. “Genes are the most important part, but that doesn’t mean intelligence can’t be changed,” says John Protzko, a doctoral candidate in psychology at New York University, author of the study published in Perspectives of Psychological Science. “You’re not going to be creating superhumans,” he says. “It’s going to give your kids a leg up.” For young children, here’s what works and what doesn’t.

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