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Shared reading with infants and toddlers is the secret to strong vocab, US researchers say

Shared reading is associated with stronger vocabulary skills for nearly all children by three years of age, physicians at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and Princeton University have found, showing this to be the case even for children who genetically may be vulnerable to barriers in learning, attention and behaviour development.

19 hours ago

by Freya Lucas

Children known to child protective services more likely to experience mental disorders, UNSW find

Children who are known to child protective services are at increased risk for childhood onset mental disorders, according to a new study from the University of New South Wales (UNSW).

7 days ago

by Freya Lucas

New research finds that domestic violence in first six years has direct impact on IQ

New research shared by the University of Manchester has found that children of women who reported domestic violence in pregnancy, or during the first six years of the child’s life, are almost 50 per cent more likely to have a low IQ at eight years of age.

13 days ago

by Freya Lucas

Indigenous children need traditional culture to better overcome stress and thrive in life

Researchers from Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre (BCEC) at Curtin University have found that Indigenous (sic.) children who are taught about their traditional culture are better equipped to overcome stress and are more likely to thrive later in life.

13 days ago

by Freya Lucas

Want toddlers to be safer? Let them play with fire, UON researcher says

Exposing toddlers to ‘risky play’ such as access to open flames and genuine tools during their early learning actually increases their safety awareness and promotes risk aversion, Associate Professor Linda Newman from the University of Newcastle (UON) has found.

18 days ago

by Freya Lucas