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Using gamification to boost health outcomes for children

Games have always played a fundamental role in human culture. Through play and games, the human race has been able to develop skills and capacities needed for success later in life.

17 hours ago

by Freya Lucas

OzChild uses Children’s Week to highlight the importance of early intervention

OzChild, the largest provider of evidence-based and evidence-informed foster and kinship care programs in Australia, has used this year’s Children’s Week theme “Children have the right to good quality health care, clean water, nutritious food and a clean environment so that they will stay healthy” to highlight that health includes overall wellbeing, and the right to live safely at home.

17 hours ago

by Freya Lucas

Global researchers gather to present research on preventing obesity in the early years

World-leading public health researchers gathered in Melbourne yesterday for the commencement of the 11th World Congress on Developmental Origins of Health and Disease, presenting the latest research into the most effective ways to prevent children from gaining excessive weight in the first few years of life.

2 days ago

by Freya Lucas

Australian researchers join global Think Equal early years program

Australian researchers from Federation University have become involved with a global education initiative which is aiming to revolutionise teaching by introducing social and emotional learning in the earliest years of school.

2 days ago

by Freya Lucas

WA Government partners with Playgroup WA to make healthy bodies and brains

The Western Australian Government and Playgroup WA have joined forces to support young children in WA to develop physical skills and reverse the impact of less active lifestyles on early childhood development.

2 days ago

by Freya Lucas

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