starting school

More children are starting school depressed and anxious
More children are starting school depressed and anxious (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Starting school for the first time can be stressful. Children are suddenly thrown into a foreign environment, juggling the pressure of learning new academic skills and establishing relationships with peers. Some thrive, but others may need support through this transition. ... Read More »

To delay or not to delay starting school?
To delay or not to delay starting school? (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Parents of pre-school children and infants often feel significantly stressed as they ponder the pros and cons of delayed entry to primary school in a vacuum of objective information, a QUT education academic said today. Psychologist and education academic Dr ... Read More »

Girls start school with more behavioural skills that predict success
Girls start school with more behavioural skills that predict success (1 votes, average: 5.00 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 »

Food Insecurity in Early Childhood Linked to Young Children’s Skills in Kindergarten
Food Insecurity in Early Childhood Linked to Young Children’s Skills in Kindergarten (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

In the United States, estimates show that a substantial number of children under age 5 live in households that are food insecure. That means that they do not have food, or they lack sufficient quantity or quality of food to ... Read More »

More parents choose to delay child’s start to school
More parents choose to delay child’s start to school (1 votes, average: 3.00 out of 5)

Parents across Australia are increasingly choosing to hold back their children’s start to school due to beliefs it benefits them in the long-term, QUT research has found. The study conducted by Dr Amanda Mergler and Professor Susan Walker, from QUT’s ... Read More »

Keep calm, big school is coming
Keep calm, big school is coming (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Professor Bob Perry from the School of Education at CSU in Albury-Wodonga is encouraging parents to use the next couple of weeks to help prepare their child socially and emotionally for starting primary school. “Parents should be trying to make ... Read More »

Prepping your Preppie for the start of their school life
Prepping your Preppie for the start of their school life (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

With a new school year set to start, Professor Christine Ure, Head of School in the Faculty of Arts and Education, has some timely words of advice for parents of prep children. Professor Ure explained that there are a number ... Read More »

Year 9 NAPLAN scores predict University entry
Year 9 NAPLAN scores predict University entry (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A Year 9 student’s NAPLAN score is a strong predictor of the likeliness of attending University, more so than the student’s socio-economic status, University of Melbourne research has found. More than 75% of students with high Year 9 NAPLAN scores ... Read More »

Decoding, oral comprehension, vocabulary: three key literacy skills for primary schools in priority areas
Decoding, oral comprehension, vocabulary: three key literacy skills for primary schools in priority areas (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

What types of skills do first-year primary school children in education priority areas need most to learn to read? To find out, a team of researchers at CNRS and the universities of Grenoble, Paris Descartes and Aix-Marseille conducted a study ... Read More »

School students jet lagged for school start
School students jet lagged for school start (3 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Sleep experts are urging parents to start adjusting their child’s sleep schedule now if they want them to avoid feeling jet lagged for the first few weeks of school. Professor Dorothy Bruck, Sleep Psychologist, Victoria University said, “Getting students back ... Read More »

 
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