child development

Daytime naps linked to poorer night-time sleep in young children
Daytime naps linked to poorer night-time sleep in young children February 28, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Children who have daytime naps beyond the age of two may be poorer sleepers at night, QUT researchers have found. The study, led by Professor Karen Thorpe from QUT’s Faculty of Health and Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation (IHBI), ... 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 »

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 »

Texting can enhance reading and comprehension in school children
Texting can enhance reading and comprehension in school children February 3, 2015 (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A Curtin University research study involving junior school children has concluded that better interpretation of digital textisms can improve their reading and language skills. The research by Associate Professor Genevieve Johnson in Curtin’s School of Education has been published in ... Read More »

Two hour screen limit for kids ‘virtually impossible’ to enforce
Two hour screen limit for kids ‘virtually impossible’ to enforce January 19, 2015 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A world-first longitudinal study by The University of Western Australia researchers examining the links between mental health and screen use by children and teenagers has found that guidelines to limit screen-based media-use to less than two hours a day are ... Read More »

Could Playing Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker” and Other Music Improve Kids’ Brains?
Could Playing Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker” and Other Music Improve Kids’ Brains? January 12, 2015 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Children who play the violin or study piano could be learning more than just Mozart. A University of Vermont College of Medicine child psychiatry team has found that musical training might also help kids focus their attention, control their emotions ... Read More »

Dogs, cats and other animals may improve social skills of children with autism
Dogs, cats and other animals may improve social skills of children with autism January 9, 2015 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Dogs and other pets play an important role in individuals’ social lives, and they can act as catalysts for social interaction, previous research has shown. Although much media attention has focused on how dogs can improve the social skills of ... Read More »

Fast-Food Consumption Linked to Lower Test Score Gains in 8th Graders
Fast-Food Consumption Linked to Lower Test Score Gains in 8th Graders December 22, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

The amount of fast food children eat may be linked to how well they do in school, a new nationwide study suggests. Researchers found that the more frequently children reported eating fast food in fifth grade, the lower their growth ... Read More »

Give the gift of speech and language development
Give the gift of speech and language development December 18, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Researchers from the Kids Talk Lab at the University of Sydney are encouraging parents to give children books as gifts this Christmas to help develop vital speech, language and communication skills. Speech pathologist Dr Elise Baker said many parents worry about their children’s speech, ... Read More »







 
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