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Perfect storm of creative play
Perfect storm of creative play November 21, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A community outreach program that encouraged Illawarra and South Coast children to engage in more interactive and creative play was held at the Jervis Bay 100th Year of Education in the Territory centenary celebration. Representatives from UOW’s Early Start Discovery Space, which will ... Read More »

Children as young as three are engaging in bullying behaviour
Children as young as three are engaging in bullying behaviour November 20, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

One in five children aged between three and five years old engage in bullying, according to UOW academic Dr Cathrine Neilsen-Hewett. Childhood development expert Dr Neilsen-Hewett, Convener of University of Wollongong’s Bachelor of Education – The Early Years, said research shows ... Read More »

A sports program for special kids
A sports program for special kids November 19, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Groups of secondary school students are having a unique opportunity to develop their sports skills through a program run by uni students enrolled in two of Victoria University’s sports degrees. The Adapted Physical Education Program is a unit in the ... Read More »

New anti-bullying computer game a Safekeeper
New anti-bullying computer game a Safekeeper November 18, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A partnership between Deakin University researchers and a Melbourne-based community organisation have created a computer game designed to prevent bullying. The prototype of the new game SAFEKEEPER, will be unveiled at an event at Melbourne Zoo on Friday. Deakin School ... Read More »

More attention to measles, vaccine experts urge
More attention to measles, vaccine experts urge November 16, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Doctors and public health authorities need to renew their attention to measles, researchers from Emory Vaccine Center urge in an editorial in the New England Journal of Medicine. “Because of its high level of contagiousness, measles is the indicator disease for ... Read More »

3D model skin burnt to find better bandages for child burns victims
3D model skin burnt to find better bandages for child burns victims November 13, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Skin reconstructed in a laboratory will be burnt and then blasted by a new state-of-the-art laser in the search to improve bandaging for children’s burns, says leading burns and trauma researcher Dr Leila Cuttle. Dr Cuttle is a senior research fellow ... Read More »

Kids and smartphones – what’s the risk?
Kids and smartphones – what’s the risk? November 10, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A new European study examining the risks in children using smartphones to access the internet is a warning for Australian parents. Professor Lelia Green from the School of Communications and Arts is a co-author of the EU Kids Online report Online ... Read More »

Early intervention could boost education levels
Early intervention could boost education levels November 9, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Taking steps from an early age to improve childhood education skills could raise overall population levels of academic achievement by as much as 5%, and reduce socioeconomic inequality in education by 15%, according to international research led by the University ... Read More »

Teeth Tales tells a story
Teeth Tales tells a story November 7, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A project looking at the oral health of children from migrant backgrounds found there are many significant barriers for parents accessing mainstream dental services and oral health information. Teeth Tales is a community-based child oral health project for Australian families ... Read More »

Ipads can help kinder kids learn
Ipads can help kinder kids learn November 5, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Tablets such as iPads can be used in kindergartens and primary schools to help children learn important skills, according to ongoing research. While many parents are concerned that tablets might undermine a child’s love of reading traditional books, Victoria University ... Read More »







 
 
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