Researching and choosing the best child care for your child and family.
The ‘Batman Effect’ and how early educators can use it to motivate and inspire young children to work harder.
Home-schooling has impacted children in a variety of ways, in this interview Dr Anthea Rhodes from Royal Children’s Hospital describes findings from their recent poll.
Research shows children’s behaviour may be impacted by group behaviour from age three and children may start behaving to fit in rather than to please their parent/caregiver.
Research shows a happy childhood doesn’t necessarily safeguard children against mental health problems later on. Learn how to scaffold your child’s mental wellbeing.
Researcher Professor Hayley Christian from the Telethon Kids Institute discusses the new Play Active Program, an evidence based approach to boosting activity levels for kids in care.
Research from the Telethon Institute explains why school readiness should also consider a child’s home and family life and the community they grow up in to determine whether they might need support later in life.
Founder of Raise Early Years Mandy Richardson explains the underlying principles of the Respectful Approach to parenting and how it supports both child and parental wellbeing.
New Australian research demonstrates how a structured physical literacy curriculum in child care centres can improve children’s physical, psychological, social and cognitive abilities.
Learn about research from the Telethon Institute, which reveals a wide range of benefits for preschoolers of having a family dog, including increased exercise and prosocial behaviour.
The Australian Institute of Family Studies Life During COVID-19 report looks at the way Australian parents adapted to life and child care under the lockdown conditions caused by COVID-19.
Father child play is not just for dads! Learn about research from Cambridge University, which shows father-child play from an early age can help children manage behavioural problems.
International approaches to lockdown in early childhood settings.
Many children spent more time than usual in front of screens during the COVID-19 lockdown. This article considers the impact of screens on a toddler’s self-regulation skills and offers a range of screen free family fun ideas.
Research has shown that the brain waves of babies and their parents synch up during play time helping to establish bonds between children and their care givers.
Learn about the different categories of risky play and what they offer preschoolers. Also ideas for increasing your child’s opportunities for risky play.
Research shows early learning centres often lack books with diverse central characters, learn how this impacts children from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
The developmental benefits for young children of making music and simple cost effective ideas for boosting musical experiences in your home.
Research on school choice and academic achivement revelas surprising outcomes.
'Executive function' might sound like something a business leader does, but this phrase actually refers to a set of skills that are valuable for children, teens, and adults.
Although autism is usually diagnosed when a child is two or older, some youngsters exhibit signs of this condition well before their official diagnosis.
How rading to your child each night can prevent the million-word gap.
It's well known that children benefit from supportive relationships and quality early learning opportunities, but according to an emerging field of scientific research, these positive experiences may change genes.
National Playgroup Week runs from 24 to 30 March, and is a great excuse to celebrate the thousands of playgroups operating around Australia.
When it comes to improving children's oral skills, it seems there is much to be gained from reading with your eyes and talking with your hands.
Exciting new research around childhood leukaemia.