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Quality childcare leads to benefits at school age
Quality childcare leads to benefits at school age August 30, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Children who receive a quality childcare experience at age 2-3 are more likely to be attentive and better able to deal with their emotions as they start school, according to new research from the University of Adelaide. In a study ... Read More »

Easing childhood anxiety at hospital
Easing childhood anxiety at hospital August 27, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

An interactive “storybook” style app is making trips to Gold Coast University Hospital (GCUH) less daunting for children. Kidz@GCU Hospital, which is based specifically on the GCUH experience, allows youngsters to follow the journey of six characters through a hospital ... Read More »

Literacy and Numeracy Week: 25-31 August
Literacy and Numeracy Week: 25-31 August August 24, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A simple message for parents who want to set their children up for academic success: it’s never too early to start supporting your child toward reading and writing. ECU Early Childhood Studies Professor, Caroline Barratt-Pugh says talking to children and ... Read More »

Correct seat belt use saves children’s lives
Correct seat belt use saves children’s lives August 23, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

9 out of 10 children are seriously or fatally injured in traffic accidents because they are incorrectly restrained or because of loose objects in cars. Correct use of safety equipment will save more lives, according to a new study from ... Read More »

Warning to parents on high acidity drinks
Warning to parents on high acidity drinks August 18, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Dental researchers at the University of Adelaide are warning parents of the dangers of soft drinks, fruit juice, sports drinks and other drinks high in acidity, which form part of a “triple-threat” of permanent damage to young people’s teeth. For ... Read More »

Online bullying “rapidly increasing” in Australia
Online bullying “rapidly increasing” in Australia August 17, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Almost 50,000 Australian children experience cyberbullying that can lead to humiliation and depression, new research by UNSW’s Social Policy Research Centre has found. The research, which shows that one in five young Australians aged eight to 17 experiences cyberbullying each year, was ... Read More »

National centre of excellence targets better mental health for young people
National centre of excellence targets better mental health for young people August 14, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Raising the number of young people who receive tailored, evidence-based care for emerging mood disorders is the aim of a new national centre of research excellence launching in Sydney today. Named Optymise, the NHMRC-funded service puts young people and their families at ... Read More »

Why the grown up voices of tomorrow should count today
Why the grown up voices of tomorrow should count today August 13, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Children make up a quarter of our population but their opinions have been rarely canvassed or considered by politicians or policy makers … until now. A new book: Children as Citizens provides a real life blueprint which details exactly how children, from ... Read More »

Many depressed preschoolers still suffer in later school years
Many depressed preschoolers still suffer in later school years August 11, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Children diagnosed with depression as preschoolers are likely to suffer from depression as school-age children and young adolescents, new research shows. Depressed preschoolers were 2.5 times more likely to suffer from the condition in elementary and middle school than kids ... Read More »

Natural-terrain schoolyards reduce children’s stress
Natural-terrain schoolyards reduce children’s stress August 10, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Playing in schoolyards that feature natural habitats and trees and not just asphalt and recreation equipment reduces children’s stress and inattention, according to a University of Colorado Boulder study. Working on class assignments or gardening in such settings also provide ... Read More »







 
 
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