child development

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 »

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 »

How playing on the swings helps kids learn to cooperate
How playing on the swings helps kids learn to cooperate (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A favourite childhood pastime — swinging on the playground swing set — also may be teaching kids how to get along. The measured, synchronous movement of children on the swings can encourage preschoolers to cooperate on subsequent activities, University of ... Read More »

New centre set to create safer communities for women and children
New centre set to create safer communities for women and children (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Australia’s first and only Centre for Research Excellence (CRE) to promote safer families will lead research into the health effects of intimate partner violence on individuals and families, and how the health sector can respond. The CRE was officially launched ... Read More »

Dangerous dreams: the health consequences of children’s snoring
Dangerous dreams: the health consequences of children’s snoring (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

New research from Monash University – that will continue to be undertaken at the newly opened Monash Children’s Hospital – reveals this snoring is not harmless but may have long term cardiovascular, neurocognitive and behavioural implications. Up to 30% of children snore, with ... Read More »

Maths-fuelled fiction bound for schools
Maths-fuelled fiction bound for schools (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Schools across Australia are being urged to grab a free mathematics resource that makes learning fun through fiction. Developed by QUT roboticist Associate Professor Michael Milford, the Math Thrills program hijacks the books, movies and games students love to consume to excite them ... Read More »

I play, you play, we All Play: goals for kids with disability
I play, you play, we All Play: goals for kids with disability (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A new Deakin University program is helping children of all abilities be part of AFL Auskick in 2017, with researchers to monitor their progress as part of an investigation into the benefits of physical activity for young Australians with a ... Read More »

Parents need to speak up for early speech intervention
Parents need to speak up for early speech intervention (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

New Charles Sturt University (CSU) research has found that parents were more likely to identify common speech disorders in young children than teachers. Published in the Australasian Journal of Learning Difficulties, the study into speech sound disorders (SSD) involved a sample of ... Read More »

 
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