child development

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 »

Low income families excluded from early childhood services
Low income families excluded from early childhood services November 26, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Low income families value early childhood education highly, but the Productivity Commission draft report risks excluding them from services, UNSW research shows. Families at the Centre, a national study conducted by UNSW’s Social Policy Research Centre (SPRC) to be launched today, aims ... Read More »

Perfect storm of creative play
Perfect storm of creative play November 21, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A community outreach program that encouraged Illawarra and South Coast children to engage in more interactive and creative play was held at the Jervis Bay 100th Year of Education in the Territory centenary celebration. Representatives from UOW’s Early Start Discovery Space, which will ... Read More »

New anti-bullying computer game a Safekeeper
New anti-bullying computer game a Safekeeper November 18, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A partnership between Deakin University researchers and a Melbourne-based community organisation have created a computer game designed to prevent bullying. The prototype of the new game SAFEKEEPER, will be unveiled at an event at Melbourne Zoo on Friday. Deakin School ... Read More »

Salt Dough Christmas Gifts and Ornaments
Salt Dough Christmas Gifts and Ornaments November 16, 2014 (6 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Age 2-10 years Duration of activity Making the dough takes about five minutes. You can spend a few minutes or a couple of hours making and adorning decorations with your child. The decorations will need to be baked in the ... Read More »

Preterm, low birth-weight babies may need new hips in adulthood
Preterm, low birth-weight babies may need new hips in adulthood November 14, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Researchers from Monash University have found that low birth weight and preterm birth are linked to increased risk for osteoarthritis-related hip replacements in adulthood. However, the findings published in the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) journal, Arthritis Care & Research, also ... Read More »







 
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