kids activities

Five tips to help you make the most of reading to your children
Five tips to help you make the most of reading to your children (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Reading to your child is one of the most successful ways of instilling a love of reading in them. But in our recent study, more than one-quarter of primary-school-aged respondents claimed they were never read to at home. Children typically ... Read More »

How Playgroups Use Social Media Is Focus Of Research First
How Playgroups Use Social Media Is Focus Of Research First (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Investigating how caregivers at community playgroups use social media and how this knowledge can help children learn is the focus of new research to be conducted by Early Childhood Researcher Dr Karen McLean at Australian Catholic University’s (ACU) Learning Sciences ... Read More »

Aussie kids at a standstill
Aussie kids at a standstill (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Too many Australian children are not doing enough physical activity to maintain good health, a new report reveals. As thousands of school children return to classrooms around Australia, leading health experts are urging parents and schools to help children become ... Read More »

Teeth brushing in babies and kids (with free downloadable chart)
Teeth brushing in babies and kids (with free downloadable chart) (4 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Why is brushing teeth important? Brushing teeth is the basis of good oral hygiene and contributes to overall health. The process of brushing removes bacteria that can cause tooth decay and gum infections if left in the mouth. It reduces ... Read More »

Creating a digital environment ‘fit for childhood’
Creating a digital environment ‘fit for childhood’ (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Education for children receiving a smartphone for the first time, design standards to meet childhood development milestones, and government taking account of children’s views when creating policy, are some of the key recommendations in a major and ground-breaking report led ... Read More »

Sleep and screen time the focus in new physical activity guidelines for young children
Sleep and screen time the focus in new physical activity guidelines for young children (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

New National Guidelines on physical activity, sedentary time and sleep for young children were launched on 21st November by the Federal Minister for Health, the Hon Greg Hunt MP, at Parliament House in Canberra. University of Wollongong (UOW) early childhood ... Read More »

First graders fitter than expected
First graders fitter than expected (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Childhood obesity is often attributed to a lack of exercise. So what about sports among elementary school students? A team from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) pursued this question and collected the results of fitness tests for first-year students ... Read More »

Tablet devices are a potential risk for young children
Tablet devices are a potential risk for young children (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

The use of tablet devices among young children may increase the risk of neck, back and arm pain and reduce physical activity, new Curtin University research which recommends traditional toy play has found. The research, published in Applied Ergonomics, investigated ... Read More »

Children uniquely vulnerable to sleep disruption from screens
Children uniquely vulnerable to sleep disruption from screens (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

With their brains, sleep patterns, and eyes still developing, children and adolescents are particularly vulnerable to the sleep-disrupting effects of screen time, according to a sweeping review of the literature published in the journal Pediatrics.  “The vast majority of studies ... Read More »

Learning colours: Colour matching sticker game
Learning colours: Colour matching sticker game (3 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Age 18 months to 4 years Duration of activity You can fill in a couple of spare minutes playing this game, but your toddler will probably be happy to play for much longer. Materials/equipment Coloured paper or cards Coloured stickers ... Read More »

 
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