child development

Bullying in schools: how well is it being addressed?
Bullying in schools: how well is it being addressed? May 14, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

The prevalence of school bullying has reduced in recent years and schools are responding positively to the problem, but a report from the University of South Australia reveals it remains a serious issue and more work is needed at a ... Read More »

Pattern learning key to children’s language development
Pattern learning key to children’s language development May 12, 2016 (1 votes, average: 3.00 out of 5)

A new study reveals children’s language development is a learnt skill and is intricately linked to their ability to recognise patterns in their environment. Conducted by researchers from the University of Sydney and Australian National University, the study found children ... Read More »

Keeping participants in community sport
Keeping participants in community sport May 4, 2016 (2 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5)

Victoria’s grassroots sport clubs are not addressing high churn rates among members in key demographic groups, a Victoria University researcher has found. Associate Professor Rochelle Eime studied data from the state’s most popular organised sports and found relatively high drop-out ... Read More »

Childhood and the touchscreen revolution
Childhood and the touchscreen revolution April 29, 2016 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Concerns that tablet computers may harm children’s development appear to be unfounded, early research by Swinburne scientists suggests. Children began to play with tablet computers as soon as they came out in 2010, immediately generating fears that the technology might ... Read More »

Quality education for the youngest Australians
Quality education for the youngest Australians April 28, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Early childhood is one of the most important but also most at-risk areas in Australian education, according to a new report by the Mitchell Institute at Victoria University. The report, Quality Early Education for All finds that better access to quality early years services ... Read More »

Body movement is more critical to a child’s learning than once thought
Body movement is more critical to a child’s learning than once thought April 15, 2016 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Body movement can boost children’s learning, especially when integrated into the classroom as part of a learning task.  Children who physically act out a new concept learn more and have better academic outcomes, new research suggests.   The research, from UOW’s ... Read More »

Homeschooled Kids Sleep More Than Others
Homeschooled Kids Sleep More Than Others March 24, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

In the first study of its kind, researchers have determined that teens who are homeschooled benefit from healthier sleep habits than those who go to most private and public schools. The findings provide additional evidence of teens’ altered biological clocks ... Read More »

A younger sibling may be good for your child’s health
A younger sibling may be good for your child’s health March 23, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Becoming a big brother or big sister before first grade may lower a child’s risk of becoming obese, a new study led by the University of Michigan suggests. The birth of a sibling, especially when the child was between about ... Read More »

Overcoming disease complacency to improve immunisation rates
Overcoming disease complacency to improve immunisation rates March 12, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A Charles Sturt University (CSU) expert has highlighted the need to stress the severity and danger of preventable childhood diseases to parents, to improve immunisation rates. Following the third report on child immunisation rates from the National Performance Authority, Professor ... Read More »

Bullied, missing school and hungry – reality of many Aussie kids
Bullied, missing school and hungry – reality of many Aussie kids March 11, 2016 (2 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5)

The Australian Child Wellbeing Project led by Flinders’ Associate Professor Gerry Redmond surveyed more than 5,000 Australian children. One in ten Australian children miss school at least once a week, almost one in six have been bullied, and one in ... Read More »







 
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