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PlayConnect playgroups for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
PlayConnect playgroups for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and ASD like characteristics and their families have increased access to early childhood learning, social opportunities, and family support via PlayConnect Playgroups. Playgroup Australia has developed a new website and set of resources for ... 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 »

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 »

Playground Zoning Increases Physical Activity During Recess
Playground Zoning Increases Physical Activity During Recess (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Most grade school students are likely to claim recess as their favorite period of the day; however, in many cases recess still can be sedentary with students not engaging in enough physical activity. Now researchers from the University of Missouri have found ... Read More »

Playgroups offer vital support for mothers and benefits for community
Playgroups offer vital support for mothers and benefits for community (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Community playgroups have significant social and economic benefits not just for children but also for their parents, particularly mothers, according to new research. Relationships Matter: The Social and Economic Benefits of Community Playgroups, funded by Playgroup Australia and undertaken by ... 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 »

Body movement is more critical to a child’s learning than once thought
Body movement is more critical to a child’s learning than once thought (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Body movement can boost children’s learning, especially when integrated into the classroom as part of a learning task.  Children who physically act out a new concept learn more and have better academic outcomes, new research suggests.   The research, from UOW’s ... Read More »

Give your kids a healthy start to life
Give your kids a healthy start to life (1 votes, average: 3.00 out of 5)

Every parent wants a healthy child and two world leading researchers from Deakin University’s Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition Research (C-PAN) say the key is healthy eating and active play, right from the start. C-PAN’s Associate Professors Kylie Hesketh ... 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 »

Jamming with toddlers trumps hitting the books
Jamming with toddlers trumps hitting the books (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Playing music with toddlers could benefit their development even more than shared reading, according to University of Queensland research. A UQ-led study has shown that music participation at home improves numeracy, prosocial skills and attention over and above the effects ... Read More »

 
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