child development

Multilingual resources for teaching the alphabet
Multilingual resources for teaching the alphabet September 8, 2014 (3 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

It’s never too early to start teaching your child a second language, in fact the younger they start learning, the more easily children seem to learn to speak another language. But there’s more to being bilingual than knowing how to speak. ... Read More »

Student test anxiety relieved by new research
Student test anxiety relieved by new research September 7, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

New research suggests letting kids look at exams before they begin can help reduce anxiety and improve performance. Child development researcher and PhD student Myrto Mavilidi, from the Early Start Research Institute at UOW, said that test anxiety is a major threat ... Read More »

How parents juggle work hours may influence kids’ weight
How parents juggle work hours may influence kids’ weight September 4, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

The way parents balance their work schedules may affect their adolescent children’s eating habits, according to Penn State researchers. Those schedules may be even more important than the number of hours the parents spend at work, said Molly Martin, associate professor ... Read More »

Babies don’t “start from scratch”
Babies don’t “start from scratch” September 3, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

There’s now overwhelming evidence that a child’s future health is influenced by more than just their parents’ genetic material, and that children born of unhealthy parents will already be pre-programmed for greater risk of poor health, according to University of ... Read More »

Quality childcare leads to benefits at school age
Quality childcare leads to benefits at school age August 30, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Children who receive a quality childcare experience at age 2-3 are more likely to be attentive and better able to deal with their emotions as they start school, according to new research from the University of Adelaide. In a study ... Read More »

ABC Song Activities
ABC Song Activities August 26, 2014 (5 votes, average: 4.80 out of 5)

Age 2-8 years Duration of activity You can spend just a few minutes or up to an hour singing the ABC song and doing these activities. Cost Nil Preparation Familiarise yourself with the ABC song lyrics if you do not already ... Read More »

Literacy and Numeracy Week: 25-31 August
Literacy and Numeracy Week: 25-31 August August 24, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A simple message for parents who want to set their children up for academic success: it’s never too early to start supporting your child toward reading and writing. ECU Early Childhood Studies Professor, Caroline Barratt-Pugh says talking to children and ... Read More »

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 (1 votes, average: 5.00 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 »







 
 
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