pre-schoolers

Children in Head Start who miss more preschool show fewer academic gains
Children in Head Start who miss more preschool show fewer academic gains (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A new study has found that children in Head Start who miss 10% or more of the school year have fewer gains in academics than their peers who attend preschool more regularly. Many researchers see high-quality preschool programs as a way to ... 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 »

Twelve educational ways to play with your toddler using a scarf
Twelve educational ways to play with your toddler using a scarf (3 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Playing with scarves is a fun and educational activity for toddlers and babies to develop motor skills, maths skills and persistence Read More »

Innovative children’s book boosts working memory
Innovative children’s book boosts working memory (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Researchers at UOW have developed an innovative way to enhance the executive functions of preschoolers, which are vital for school readiness and academic success.  Dr Steven Howard, an expert on the cognitive development of children from UOW’s Early Start Research ... Read More »

Putting a lid on child obesity with Australian-first online program
Putting a lid on child obesity with Australian-first online program (2 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5)

Online lifestyle program promoting healthy weight in pre-schoolers to be trialled in the Illawarra.  An Australian-first online healthy lifestyle program that aims to promote healthy weight in pre-schoolers will be trialled in the Illawarra over the next 12 months. Researchers from ... Read More »

Light exposure and kids’ weight
Light exposure and kids’ weight (3 votes, average: 4.33 out of 5)

A world-first study revealing light exposure plays a role in the weight of preschool children has been published by international research journal PLOS ONE. PhD student Cassandra Pattinson and colleagues Simon Smith, Alicia Allan, Sally Staton and Karen Thorpe studied ... Read More »

Early childhood depression alters brain development
Early childhood depression alters brain development (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

The brains of children who suffer clinical depression as preschoolers develop abnormally, compared with the brains of preschoolers unaffected by the disorder, according to new research at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Their gray matter — tissue ... Read More »

World-first study to boost standard of early childhood teaching
World-first study to boost standard of early childhood teaching (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

The New South Wales Minister for Early Childhood Education Leslie Williams has announced a new study that will offer professional development to early childhood teachers and educators around the State in order to promote children’s learning. The Fostering Effective Early ... Read More »

Light exposure linked to weight gain in children
Light exposure linked to weight gain in children (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A world-first study by QUT’s Sleep in Early Childhood Research Group has revealed pre-schoolers exposed to more light earlier in day tend to weigh more. Cassandra Pattinson, a PhD student and her colleagues studied 48 children aged three to five ... Read More »

Pre-schoolers encouraged to move more and sit less
Pre-schoolers encouraged to move more and sit less (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A study to investigate how less time spent sitting at preschool affects kids’ energy levels, musculoskeletal health and mental development is underway at UOW.  The ‘Standing Preschools’ project, led by researchers at the Early Start Research Institute (ESRI), builds on ... Read More »

 
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