child development

Bridging the gap for students with disabilities
Bridging the gap for students with disabilities February 14, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A lecturer at CSU’s School of Teacher Education in Bathurst, Dr Lucie Zundans-Fraser, said a recent Senate Committee report highlights the significant disconnect between policy and practice when it comes to catering for the needs of students with disabilities and ... Read More »

Helicopter parents take extreme approach to homework
Helicopter parents take extreme approach to homework February 13, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Parents who take the overparenting approach, known as helicopter parenting, are possibly hindering their child’s development by becoming too heavily involved in homework. A QUT study involving 866 parents from three Brisbane Catholic/independent schools found those who endorse overparenting beliefs ... Read More »

Keep calm, big school is coming
Keep calm, big school is coming January 28, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Professor Bob Perry from the School of Education at CSU in Albury-Wodonga is encouraging parents to use the next couple of weeks to help prepare their child socially and emotionally for starting primary school. “Parents should be trying to make ... Read More »

Australia’s attitude problem to maths
Australia’s attitude problem to maths January 22, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A new report revealing literacy and numeracy deficiencies in Australian workplaces highlights the need to change our attitude to mathematics, according to a leading educator from Western Sydney University. Associate Professor Catherine Attard from the School of Education is the ... Read More »

Alphabet bingo
Alphabet bingo January 16, 2016 (3 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Age 4-7 years Duration of activity This game takes 10- 20 minutes to play, depending on how many players there are and how long the children take to recognise the letters. Materials/equipment Alphabet bingo boards. Use the lower case letter ... Read More »

The value of sponsoring a child
The value of sponsoring a child January 15, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

RMIT is working in collaboration with World Vision International to evaluate the impacts of their child sponsorship programs. The research team led by Associate Professor Simon Feeny and Cara Donahue in the School of Economics, Finance and Marketing and Professor Patricia ... Read More »

Early childhood depression alters brain development
Early childhood depression alters brain development January 10, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

The brains of children who suffer clinical depression as preschoolers develop abnormally, compared with the brains of preschoolers unaffected by the disorder, according to new research at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Their gray matter — tissue ... Read More »

Games on tablets transfer to real life skills
Games on tablets transfer to real life skills January 2, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Parents can feel less guilty next time they put an iPad down in front of their child. New research has found that the skills children learn on touchscreen apps can be transferred to the physical version of the same activity. ... Read More »

Bullying Exposure Associated with Adult Psychiatric Disorders Requiring Treatment
Bullying Exposure Associated with Adult Psychiatric Disorders Requiring Treatment December 22, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Exposure to bullying as a child was associated with psychiatric disorders in adulthood that required treatment in a study of Finnish children, according to an article published online by JAMA Psychiatry. Previous research has suggested bullying and exposure to bullying ... Read More »

Want to spread Christmas joy? Ditch the stocking stuffers and give experiences instead
Want to spread Christmas joy? Ditch the stocking stuffers and give experiences instead December 17, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Christmas. It’s the season that’s starting earlier every year, if the appearance of decorations and displays at shopping centres is anything to go by. It’s also a time of year where the focus seems to shift more towards materialism and ... Read More »







 
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