child development

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 (0 votes, average: 0.00 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 »

Children of same-sex attracted parents doing well in the face of stigma – latest results
Children of same-sex attracted parents doing well in the face of stigma – latest results July 19, 2014 (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Children of same-sex attracted parents have above average health and wellbeing, according to groundbreaking University of Melbourne research published in the journal BMC Public Health. However, the study also warned stigma was an ongoing challenge for these children, and could ... Read More »

Families can play key role against bullying
Families can play key role against bullying July 7, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A University of Queensland study has shown that families can be more effective in protecting children from bullying than school-based strategies alone. The findings, to be published in the journal Behavior Therapy, show that parents can actively help their children ... Read More »

Kids connect from Kin Kin to Sydney
Kids connect from Kin Kin to Sydney July 5, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Kin Kin State School students will be able to share work with kids from interstate and Sydney Theatre Company professionals through an innovative early childhood project being developed by CQUniversity lecturers Dr Sue Davis and Kathy Bauer. A common interest ... Read More »







 
 
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