child development

Low income families excluded from early childhood services
Low income families excluded from early childhood services November 26, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 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 (5 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 »

Early intervention could boost education levels
Early intervention could boost education levels November 9, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Taking steps from an early age to improve childhood education skills could raise overall population levels of academic achievement by as much as 5%, and reduce socioeconomic inequality in education by 15%, according to international research led by the University ... Read More »

Checklist- toddler fine motor skill development milestones
Checklist- toddler fine motor skill development milestones November 5, 2014 (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Fine motor skills, the skills which allow children to control the use of their fingers and hands develop rapidly in toddlers. Development milestones are actions most toddlers can do with their hands by a certain age. Toddlers 18-24 months Toddlers between ... Read More »

Fine motor skill development milestones for Toddlers- 18-36 months
Fine motor skill development milestones for Toddlers- 18-36 months November 4, 2014 (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

As babies develop the gross motor skills that enable them to toddle around, they are also improving their fine motor skills which allow them to pick objects up and manipulate them. If you’ve got a toddler you’ve almost certainly noticed ... Read More »

Fine Motor Skills
Fine Motor Skills November 4, 2014 (3 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

What are motor skills? Motor skills are movement abilities, that is, the ability to move the body and its parts in different ways for different purposes. As children develop, their movement abilities become increasingly complex, allowing them to perform a ... Read More »

Staying in the game
Staying in the game October 15, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Have you ever wondered why you enjoy playing one sport over another? And if it’s a team sport, why you seem to favour a specific position? Or if you’re not the sporty type, have you ever stopped to think why? ... Read More »







 
 
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