child development

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 »

Alphabet Song Activities
Alphabet Song Activities August 26, 2014 (3 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Age 2-8 years Duration of activity You can spend just a few minutes or up to an hour singing the alphabet song and doing these activities. Cost Nil Preparation Familiarise yourself with the ABC song lyrics if you do not ... 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 »

Students can help create healthy neighbourhoods for young people
Students can help create healthy neighbourhoods for young people August 20, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Teens of today are being offered the power to potentially help map out the future shape and design of Australia’s capital cities. More than 1300 secondary students across Melbourne have a chance to become participants in a landmark Deakin University ... 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 »

Two ears are better than one
Two ears are better than one August 7, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Hearing-impaired children fitted with a second cochlear implant (CI) early in life, have significantly better outcomes in aspects of their communication and learning. A five-year research study from the University of Melbourne shows that bilateral cochlear implantation resulted in improved ... Read More »

Preterm children’s brains can catch up years later
Preterm children’s brains can catch up years later August 6, 2014 (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

There’s some good news for parents of preterm babies – latest research from the University of Adelaide shows that by the time they become teenagers, the brains of many preterm children can perform almost as well as those born at ... Read More »

Remember when you believed anything and everything?
Remember when you believed anything and everything? July 30, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Children’s tendencies to being tricked, fooled and misled by their peers are being investigated by researchers from The University of Western Australia. And the researchers want parents of primary school-aged children across Australia to help in their study. Rebecca Seward ... Read More »

Making hand washing posters
Making hand washing posters July 29, 2014 (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Age 2.5-10 years Duration of activity This activity will probably take about 30 minutes. Materials/equipment A4 paper for drawing or downloadable Hand washing steps pictures (for younger children who cannot yet draw) Pencils, felt pens or other colourful drawing tools ... Read More »







 
 
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