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The pandemic limited children’s ability to socialise: here’s how to encourage your child’s friendships

As many parents and teachers know, friendships can be the most important thing in the world to children and young people. And this is for good reason. Friendships are integral to children’s healthy development and learning.

2023-12-27 00:26:19

by Freya Lucas

Benefits for those children who remained in care during the pandemic: study

The more time children spent in early childhood education and care (ECEC) settings during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic, the more their vocabulary grew, a new study led by the University of Leeds has found.

2023-12-04 09:42:12

by Freya Lucas

COVID has powerful lessons to teach about neglect, researchers argue

Children are still suffering the consequences of official neglect during the first ‘shock period’ of the COVID-19 pandemic, Oxford University researchers have found, after analysing the response of 40 countries to the challenges of the pandemic when it came to ensuring children were safeguarded.

2023-11-13 08:29:33

by Freya Lucas

Lockdown affected children’s language, and socioeconomic status made a difference

Canadian children aged between 19-29 months from lower socioeconomic status (SES) families were the most impacted in terms of vocabulary development delays during COVID-19 lockdown measures, researchers have found, also making a link between language learning and screen time.

2023-10-10 09:28:29

by Freya Lucas

Employment laws need updating to reflect post COVID world, Uni SA academic argues

Australia’s employment laws and regulations must be updated to reflect the changing nature of work, with many people continuing to work from home long after the COVID-19 pandemic, University of South Australia (Uni SA) academic Dr Ruchi Sinha argues.

2023-09-18 10:45:07

by Freya Lucas

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