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Not enough racial diversity in Perth day care centres’ books
Not enough racial diversity in Perth day care centres’ books (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

It’s important children see themselves in books during the early stages of life. Books in some Perth childcare centres do not reflect the racial diversity of Australian society, the majority containing only Caucasian characters according to new research from Edith ... Read More »

Charlie Brown quotes
Charlie Brown quotes (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Stop worrying about the world ending today. It’s already tomorrow in Australia. Marcie All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt. Lucy Be yourself. No one can say you’re doing it wrong. Charlie Brown ... Read More »

Radio research project boosting littlies’ literacy
Radio research project boosting littlies’ literacy (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

With more than one in four Australian children starting school considered to be developmentally vulnerable, an innovative UniSA research project promoting early literacy is just what the teacher ordered. Learning to love reading time is so important and statistics show ... Read More »

Blue collar boys count themselves out of success at school
Blue collar boys count themselves out of success at school (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

University of South Australia education researcher Dr Garth Stahl says boys from low socio-economic backgrounds may be disengaging from school education, partly in response to wider prejudices about them that exist in the community and the poorly resourced schools they ... Read More »

Interactive kids book
Interactive kids book (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Two Edith Cowan University writers recently released an innovative children’s storybook which uses the touchscreen functions of the iPad to create an interactive story experience. WA Screen Academy Honorary Senior Lecturer John Rapsey and PhD candidate and Scriptwriting Lecturer Tracey ... Read More »

Brain-training children’s book fast-tracks development
Brain-training children’s book fast-tracks development (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

An innovative new children’s book has been launched to aid the development of the core cognitive abilities underlying self-control, school readiness and academic success. Using the latest research in child development, Dr Steven Howard from University of Wollongong’s Early Start Research ... Read More »

Give the gift of speech and language development
Give the gift of speech and language development (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Researchers from the Kids Talk Lab at the University of Sydney are encouraging parents to give children books as gifts this Christmas to help develop vital speech, language and communication skills. Speech pathologist Dr Elise Baker said many parents worry about their children’s speech, ... Read More »

Role for parents in high school English lessons
Role for parents in high school English lessons (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

The sheer range of texts their children study over the course of a year in a high school English class can be daunting for parents. Children could study Shakespeare, The Simpsons and World of Warcraft all in a single term. ... Read More »

Literacy and Numeracy Week: 25-31 August
Literacy and Numeracy Week: 25-31 August (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 »

Winnie the Pooh – A.A. Milne quotes
Winnie the Pooh – A.A. Milne quotes (7 votes, average: 4.71 out of 5)

If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day so I never have to live without you. Winnie the Pooh Piglet: “How do you spell ‘love’?” Winnie: “You don’t spell it, ... Read More »

 
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