child development

Body movement is more critical to a child’s learning than once thought
Body movement is more critical to a child’s learning than once thought April 15, 2016 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Body movement can boost children’s learning, especially when integrated into the classroom as part of a learning task.  Children who physically act out a new concept learn more and have better academic outcomes, new research suggests.   The research, from UOW’s ... Read More »

Homeschooled Kids Sleep More Than Others
Homeschooled Kids Sleep More Than Others March 24, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

In the first study of its kind, researchers have determined that teens who are homeschooled benefit from healthier sleep habits than those who go to most private and public schools. The findings provide additional evidence of teens’ altered biological clocks ... Read More »

A younger sibling may be good for your child’s health
A younger sibling may be good for your child’s health March 23, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Becoming a big brother or big sister before first grade may lower a child’s risk of becoming obese, a new study led by the University of Michigan suggests. The birth of a sibling, especially when the child was between about ... Read More »

Overcoming disease complacency to improve immunisation rates
Overcoming disease complacency to improve immunisation rates March 12, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A Charles Sturt University (CSU) expert has highlighted the need to stress the severity and danger of preventable childhood diseases to parents, to improve immunisation rates. Following the third report on child immunisation rates from the National Performance Authority, Professor ... Read More »

Bullied, missing school and hungry – reality of many Aussie kids
Bullied, missing school and hungry – reality of many Aussie kids March 11, 2016 (2 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5)

The Australian Child Wellbeing Project led by Flinders’ Associate Professor Gerry Redmond surveyed more than 5,000 Australian children. One in ten Australian children miss school at least once a week, almost one in six have been bullied, and one in ... Read More »

Home education in Australia is on the rise but how to test its success?
Home education in Australia is on the rise but how to test its success? March 7, 2016 (2 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5)

A QUT researcher is calling on education departments to take notice of the growing trend of children taught at home and investigate its success or not. Dr Rebecca English (pictured below), from QUT’s Faculty of Education, School of Curriculum, has ... Read More »

Radio research project boosting littlies’ literacy
Radio research project boosting littlies’ literacy March 5, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

With more than one in four Australian children starting school considered to be developmentally vulnerable, an innovative UniSA research project promoting early literacy is just what the teacher ordered. Learning to love reading time is so important and statistics show ... Read More »

Children on Autism Spectrum More Likely to Wander Away
Children on Autism Spectrum More Likely to Wander Away February 29, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A new study by researchers at Cohen Children’s Medical Center of New York (CCMC) suggests that more than one-quarter million school-age children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) or other developmental disorders wander away from adult supervision each year. More than 26% ... Read More »

Australian families embrace technology to improve wellbeing and relationships
Australian families embrace technology to improve wellbeing and relationships February 25, 2016 (2 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5)

Far from bemoaning new technologies, a new report has found that Australian families are embracing the digital world and even using it to improve their families’ wellbeing and their relationships. The research—undertaken by the Young and Well Cooperative Research Centre ... Read More »

New autism app to help parents
New autism app to help parents February 22, 2016 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

La Trobe University’s Olga Tennison Autism Research Centre (OTARC) has launched a free smartphone app, called ASDetect that empowers parents and caregivers to identify autism earlier and more accurately than ever before. An estimated 1 in 50 children have an ... Read More »







 
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