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New Sleep Durations Recommended
New Sleep Durations Recommended February 21, 2015 (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

The US National Sleep Foundation (NSF), along with a multi-disciplinary expert panel, issued its new recommendations for appropriate sleep durations. The report recommends wider appropriate sleep ranges for most age groups. The results are published in Sleep Health: The Journal ... Read More »

Physical education guidelines for healthier, happier, longer and more productive living
Physical education guidelines for healthier, happier, longer and more productive living February 18, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

The time children and adults all over the world spend engaging in physical activity is decreasing with dire consequences on their health, life expectancy, and ability to perform in the classroom, in society and at work. Macquarie University’s Dr Dean ... Read More »

Good citizenship should start early
Good citizenship should start early February 16, 2015 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

You’re never too young to start being an active citizen, according to a QUT early childhood education academic who says educating children about sustainability can influence wider societal change. Associate Professor Julie Davis, from QUT’s School of Early Childhood, is ... Read More »

Early therapy can alter child brain function: OT workshops
Early therapy can alter child brain function: OT workshops February 14, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Early therapy intervention for children identified as developmentally challenged can alter their brain function and the course of their lives, says Southern Cross University researcher Beth Mozolic-Staunton. “Often kids are identified with developmental challenges just before they go to school, ... Read More »

Babies’ brains could unravel the mystery of stuttering
Babies’ brains could unravel the mystery of stuttering February 13, 2015 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

University of Sydney researchers are launching a world-first study to see if it’s possible to detect whether a baby will go on to stutter in later life – well before they start to talk. Researchers will scan newborns with a ... Read More »

Brain-training children’s book fast-tracks development
Brain-training children’s book fast-tracks development February 12, 2015 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

An innovative new children’s book has been launched to aid the development of the core cognitive abilities underlying self-control, school readiness and academic success. Using the latest research in child development, Dr Steven Howard from University of Wollongong’s Early Start Research ... Read More »

Apps add up for young students
Apps add up for young students February 11, 2015 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

As school returns after the summer break, a University of Western Sydney academic is urging parents to help inspire the next generation of Australian mathematicians by taking advantage of apps and encouraging their children through the fun, hands-on math riddles ... Read More »

Mindfulness-based program in schools making a positive impact
Mindfulness-based program in schools making a positive impact February 8, 2015 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A social and emotional learning program started by Academy Award winning actress Goldie Hawn to help school children improve their learning abilities, be more caring, and less stressed is now backed by new scientific evidence. In a study from the ... Read More »

Only half of teenage girls receive HPV vaccine at recommended age
Only half of teenage girls receive HPV vaccine at recommended age February 7, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

It’s a virus that is responsible for almost all cases of cervical cancer but a new study by University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston researchers indicates that only about half of the girls receive the vaccine at the recommended ... Read More »

Lessons for school transition
Lessons for school transition February 4, 2015 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

The transition from primary to high school can be a stressful period for students, but ECU’s School of Education lecturer Mandie Shean says there are ways parents can help to make the move as smooth as possible. Role for parents ... Read More »







 
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