NEWS & EVENTS

Much TV Related to Drops in School Readiness, Especially Among Low-Income Children

Watching television for more than a couple of hours a day is linked to lower school readiness skills, finds a study by NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development and Université Sainte-Anne.
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Children in care 'in need of early education but too few receive it'

Opportunities to narrow the achievement gap between looked after children (children in care) and their peers are being missed because too many of them do not receive good quality early education places, says research funded by the Nuffield Foundation.
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Stereotypes about “Brilliance” Affect Girls’ Interests as Early as Age 6, New Study Finds

By the age of 6, girls become less likely than boys to associate brilliance with their own gender and are more likely to avoid activities said to require brilliance, shows a new study conducted by NYU researchers.
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Why working as a parenting team may not always be good for your child

A new study by University of Sussex psychologists has discovered that when a mother engages in harsh parenting techniques, a father who fails to support the use of those techniques is potentially vital in helping to reduce the impact of such behaviour upon a child.
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Preschool and childcare is an ideal time to help kids get more active

A Victorian study of over 700 children has for the first time compared how physically active both boys and girls are when they are at preschool or childcare and found boys are more physically active than girls.
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Parents can improve their child’s literacy and numeracy skills by influencing the games they play

New Macquarie University research shows parents can help improve their children’s literacy and numeracy skills by having a greater influence on the type of games they play in their free time.
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