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Uni-educated parents speak more words to children than those with high school only

University-educated parents in Australia speak more words to their children on average than parents with only a high-school education, researchers from the Fraser Mustard Centre at Telethon Kids Institute, in collaboration with the University of Adelaide, Griffith University and Oxford University have found.

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by Freya Lucas

Researchers explore communication via screen through perennial favourite Play School

ABC Early Childhood Education Producer Laura Stone recently spoke with Macquarie University’s Dr Elizabeth Austin about research that she and her colleagues are conducting in relation to how the words and gestures of Play School presenters combine to convey meaning.

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by Freya Lucas

What do children think of economic inequality? We did an experiment to find out

COVID-19 is increasing economic inequality around the world.

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by Freya Lucas

UNSW study links early childhood vulnerability with future police contact

Children who are identified as having emotional or behavioural problems in early childhood by their educators and teachers are more likely to have contact with police later in life when compared to children without such problems, a new study led by UNSW Sydney researchers has revealed.

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by Freya Lucas

Attention deficits in children linked to lifelong social exclusion, Aus research finds

Ground-breaking Australian research has found a link between children with attention deficits and ongoing impacts throughout their adolescent and adult lives in critical areas such as social inclusion and employment, presenting longer term consequences not only for the individual, but for society as a whole.

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by Freya Lucas

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