child development

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 (1 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 development milestones for 5 to 8 year olds
Checklist- Fine motor skill development 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 development milestones for 3 to 4 year olds
Checklist- Fine motor skill development 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- 3-4 years
Fine motor skill development milestones for preschoolers- 3-4 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 »

Fine motor skill development milestones for early primary school- 5-8 years
Fine motor skill development milestones for early primary school- 5-8 years March 4, 2015 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

In early primary school children develop increasing mastery of complex fine motor tasks like writing, preparing and eating food and manipulating smaller, fiddlier objects. Five year olds (Foundation) Five year olds have developed a preference for the left or right ... Read More »

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 (2 votes, average: 5.00 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 (1 votes, average: 5.00 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 »







 
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