Early Childhood Research
Telethon Kids Institute research into autism reveals promising results.
How children’s play has changed since the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted normal life.
Scaffolding and extending children as they engage in block play in early education settings.
How a little bit of educator training goes a long way when it comes to singing in early learning services.
The role of early learning settings in nurturing children who may be experiencing toxic stress.
5 simple strategies for promoting gender equality in your service.
New research into early education opportunities for young children with autism spectrum disorder and how educators in mainstream settings can best support them.
This article describes mimamoru the Japanese approach to discipline in early learning settings which relies on educators being hands -off and permitting and waiting for children to solve their conflicts between themselves.
The developmental benefits of bare foot learning in early childhood services and how to do it in the colder weather.
The benefits of nature play for young children in early learning settings and how educators offer these opportunities to children.
How educators can harness the passions and crazes of popular culture into learning opportunities for children in early learning settings.
How educators can share the benefits of play based learning with parents to support children’s wellbeing.
Six ideas for educators seeking to maximise the learning opportunities of reading sessions with children.
How executive function in early childhood may be related to external factors as well as internal factors and ideas for educators seeking to use this information in their settings.
How COVID-19 has impacted children and their families and what early educators can do to support them.
The AEL curriculum and how it aims to boost children’s physical activity levels as well as understanding why it is important and how it improves long term outcomes.
The benefits of simple repetitive songs and nursery rhymes for children in early education.
New research explains the age and developmental stage at which children can complete a jigsaw puzzle using the box and visual clues rather than guesswork. Also, the benefits of puzzle play.
Learn about new research on the Respectful Approach, which is based on Magda Gerber’s philosophy of early education and care and prioritises respectful interactions between infants and carers.
New research demonstrates the effects of built environments on activity and obesity levels among preschool aged children and how nature play boosts physical activity levels.
Children are hardwired for revenge and need to be taught how to repay kindness and generosity according to research and how to teach kindness to preschoolers.
Five good reasons to continue outdoor play during winter, how children benefit and what elements are necessary to ensure they have a comfortable experience, despite the conditions.
Learn about the Conceptual Playworld, a purpose-built app which supports educators to create a play based world that helps children develop problem solving skills.
New research has shown how important it is to have fun and to be seen as fun in children’s social circles and how this can contribute to a child’s social success and standing among their peers.
Learn how emotional, social and psychiatric issues among children may indicate a higher genetic vulnerability to adult depression, according to new research out of the University of Queensland.
AIHW research reveals that less than one per cent of children are eating the right quantity of vegetables each day. This article includes five strategies for early childhood services to boost vegetable consumption.
The benefits of inter-generational care and how qualifications could grow their numbers.
Early childhood services have an important role in supporting the language development skills of children and bridging the word gap.
How rhymes, silly songs and shared books develop the early literacy skills necessary for learning to read.
Join the big kids this November 7 for Outdoor Classroom Day, a global campaign to embrace the fun and benefits of getting outside to play and learn.
A new survey of early childhood staff in the UK has shown that fewer children have imaginary friends than they did five years ago, with screen time being cited as the major factor in making children less imaginative.
A child's destiny is heavily influenced by the lottery of socio-economic status and where they happen to grow up, but access to quality early learning can help even the odds for all Australian children.
This digital revolution is great for many reasons, but are our children suffering because of it? Learn why books for kids still rule when it comes to childcare
Epigenetics is an emerging science which shows how environmental influences affect the expression of genes, in other words, how a child's experiences modify their inherited genetic DNA makeup.
Researchers at Western Sydney University have released a new podcast series designed to unlock the mysteries around how babies communicate.
Supporting autistic children to successfully assimilate into mainstream school alongside their non-autistic peers.
Know your trade The Froebel Approach.