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Three-year-olds understand, value obligations of joint commitment
Three-year-olds understand, value obligations of joint commitment (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

The ability to engage in joint actions is a critical step toward becoming a cooperative human being. In particular, forming a commitment with a partner to achieve a goal that one cannot achieve alone is important for functioning in society. Previous ... Read More »

Children, ads and the ethics of Facebook’s revenue optimisation
Children, ads and the ethics of Facebook’s revenue optimisation (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A Charles Sturt University (CSU) academic says concern is justified about Facebook’s ethics as it strives to maximise revenue by targeting advertising to children and youth who use it. Lecturer in communication and digital media in the CSU School of ... Read More »

Kids exposed to pokies risks despite regulations
Kids exposed to pokies risks despite regulations (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A world-first study examining kids’ attitudes to electronic gambling machines found more than half the children interviewed wanted to try pokies when they were older. The study interviewed 45 children, aged six to 16, who attended local community clubs that ... Read More »

How much TV is too much?
How much TV is too much? (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Watching more than three hours of television a day is associated with poorer language skills for 11-year-olds, according to a new international study. The study, by researchers from England’s Newcastle University, Scotland’s Queen Margaret University and La Trobe University and ... Read More »

Musical kids might be better at identifying statistical patterns
Musical kids might be better at identifying statistical patterns (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Kids with musical training may have an advantage when it comes to detecting statistical patterns, both audio and visual ones, a new study led by Macquarie University researchers has found. The results of the study, published in Clinical Neurophysiology, indicate ... Read More »

Children growing out of some food allergies but Australian allergy levels still sky-high
Children growing out of some food allergies but Australian allergy levels still sky-high (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

The number of Australian children who outgrow egg allergy has contributed to a drop in food allergies between the ages of one and four years of age, new research by the Australian Centre of Food and Allergy Research based at ... Read More »

Children in Head Start who miss more preschool show fewer academic gains
Children in Head Start who miss more preschool show fewer academic gains (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A new study has found that children in Head Start who miss 10% or more of the school year have fewer gains in academics than their peers who attend preschool more regularly. Many researchers see high-quality preschool programs as a way to ... Read More »

Paternal Age at Conception May Influence Social Development
Paternal Age at Conception May Influence Social Development (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

The age of the father at the time his children are born may influence their social development, suggests a study published in the May 2017 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (JAACAP). Analysing social behaviours of children from early ... Read More »

Why children struggle to cross busy streets safely
Why children struggle to cross busy streets safely (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

New research shows perceptual judgment, motor skills not fully developed until age 14. For adults, crossing the street by foot seems easy. You take stock of the traffic and calculate the time it will take to get from one side ... Read More »

Girls start school with more behavioural skills that predict success
Girls start school with more behavioural skills that predict success (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Girls more than boys are starting school with more of the behavioural skills that have been shown to predict academic success. QUT’s Professor Susan Walker said the behavioural skills of children in classrooms in Prep/Reception and Year 1 was a ... Read More »

 
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