child development

Why quality childcare is important for low-income children
Why quality childcare is important for low-income children May 23, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

High-quality childcare can help close developmental gaps in children from low socio-economic backgrounds, according to new research from the University of Adelaide. University of Adelaide Public Health PhD student Angela Gialamas measured the cognitive and socio-emotional development of children who ... Read More »

Antidepressant use in pregnancy associated with anxiety symptoms in 3-year-olds
Antidepressant use in pregnancy associated with anxiety symptoms in 3-year-olds May 15, 2015 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Three-year-old siblings exposed to antidepressants in pregnancy show increased anxiety symptoms compared to their unexposed siblings. This was found in a new study by researchers from the Norwegian Institute of Public Health (NIPH), the University of Oslo and the Hospital ... Read More »

‘Go outside and play’ means different things to kids and parents
‘Go outside and play’ means different things to kids and parents May 4, 2015 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

‘Play is children’s work’, it is often said. Children tend to agree because many, when asked about what they are doing at kindy, insist their activity is ‘work’ or ‘building’ or ‘painting’, a QUT study has found. The study, conducted ... Read More »

Yoga for supporting children as learners
Yoga for supporting children as learners April 16, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Introducing basic yoga techniques into regular theory-based lessons could be the key to helping students remain focused and motivated at school, according to a Charles Sturt University (CSU) Lecturer. Lecturer in Human Movement Studies (Health and Physical Education) and Creative ... Read More »

Smoking in front of your kids may increase their risk of heart disease as adults
Smoking in front of your kids may increase their risk of heart disease as adults April 7, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Kids exposed to their parents’ smoking may have a higher risk of developing heart disease in adulthood than those whose parents didn’t smoke, according to research in the American Heart Association journal Circulation. The study’s results add to the growing ... Read More »

Healthy Kids Check
Healthy Kids Check April 1, 2015 (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

The role of the Healthy Kids Check in prevention and early intervention remains important but its effectiveness as a one-time check must be reviewed and developed further, according to research and an editorial published in the Medical Journal of Australia. ... Read More »

Exploring the power of music in children
Exploring the power of music in children March 26, 2015 (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Three music education leaders will present research at a public lecture this month showing the advantages children can gain from music. University of Queensland School of Music Head Professor Margaret Barrett said research confirmed the long-held belief that music had ... Read More »

Checklist – Fine motor skill milestones for 5 to 8 year olds
Checklist – Fine motor skill milestones for 5 to 8 year olds March 13, 2015 (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Fine motors skills allow children to manipulate small objects like pencils, buttons and pages with their fingers. As children grow up the range of things they can do with their fingers, and their control increases. Fine motor skill development milestones ... Read More »

Checklist – Fine motor skill milestones for 3 to 4 year olds
Checklist – Fine motor skill milestones for 3 to 4 year olds March 13, 2015 (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Fine motors skill refers to the ability to use the small muscles and move the fingers with control, in order to manipulate objects. Preschoolers can usually do a range of things that rely on their fine motor skills at a ... Read More »

Fine motor skill development milestones for preschoolers – 3 to 4 years
Fine motor skill development milestones for preschoolers – 3 to 4 years March 13, 2015 (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

From three to four years children’s fine motor skills improve remarkably, as their gross motor and other skills also improve. Their finger muscles increase in strength and their hand-eye coordination and hand control improve and enable them to perform new ... Read More »







 
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