motor skills

The impact of pre-birth stress
The impact of pre-birth stress (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Research into the impact of the 2011 Queensland floods on pregnant women and their babies has found stress from natural disasters affects infant development and temperament. Mater Research Institute—University of Queensland (MRI-UQ) researchers have found pregnant women who had the ... Read More »

Active video games could improve kids’ development
Active video games could improve kids’ development (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Video games might not be as bad for kids as we think, with new research showing interactive games like the Nintendo Wii can help non-typically developing children improve critical motor skills. The research paper, published in the Journal of Science ... 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 »

Crawlers’ Beach a learning experience for toddlers and infants
Crawlers’ Beach a learning experience for toddlers and infants (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Academic research delivers enriching experiences for children in Early Start Discovery Space’s newest attraction The University of Wollongong Early Start Discovery Space’s newest attraction, Crawlers’ Beach, is already proving a hit with newborns to two year olds and their carers, a ... Read More »

Mobility plays important role in development for toddlers with disabilities
Mobility plays important role in development for toddlers with disabilities (3 votes, average: 3.67 out of 5)

Typical toddlers simultaneously spend about three hours a day in physical activity, play and engagement with objects such as toys, while their peers with mobility disabilities are less likely to engage in all of those behaviours at the same time, ... Read More »

Dads who read to their children give them an early start
Dads who read to their children give them an early start (2 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5)

Dads who read, draw, do puzzles and other activities are not only helping their children develop motor skills, they may also be shaping their learning ability. A recent study involving 800 children in New South Wales, led by Dr Elisabeth ... Read More »

Transport flashcards
Transport flashcards (10 votes, average: 4.90 out of 5)

Age 2-8 years Duration of activity These activities can take just a few minutes or keep your child busy periodically throughout the day. Materials/equipment Transport picture and/or word flashcards. Laminating pouches and laminator (optional but laminating will extend the life ... Read More »

Toy labels tidying up activity
Toy labels tidying up activity (8 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Age Two years and over Duration of activity This activity should make cleaning up after play a little quicker than it used to be and will also teach children a range of educational skills. Materials/equipment Toy labels – we have ... Read More »

Fruit and vegetable flashcard games
Fruit and vegetable flashcard games (9 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Age 0-5 years. Different activities are more appropriate for different ages. For example babies may enjoy simply looking and pointing at the cards, while toddlers and pre-schoolers will enjoy developing their skills playing the memory and sorting games. Duration of ... Read More »

Five reasons to choose active travel to school
Five reasons to choose active travel to school (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

There’s plenty of excuses available but it’s worth encouraging kids to choose active travel to school. That’s according to CQUniversity physical activity researcher Stephanie Schoeppe who has provided her Top 5 tips on the benefits of active travel to school ... Read More »

 
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