Childhood

Life Of A Construction Labourer's Child

The construction Industry in India absorbs almost 44 million workers, two third of whom (30 million including 4.5 million women) are unskilled and …

My 10 Christmas food commandments

Thou shalt eat trifle on Boxing Day – and thou shalt not serve Christmas pudding. It’s the law, as laid down by Jay Rayner<p>For boring technical reasons to do with him predating the birth of Jesus by about 13 centuries, and being really quite Jewish, Moses was never in a position to lay down the law …

Christmas

The only specialist playground for disabled people could be closing

<b>The only specialist playground for disabled people in Hackney could soon face closure.</b><p>KIDS Adventure playground in Upper Clapton needs £100,000 by …

Disabled Children

Bezos' Early Childhood Program Comes to Amazon's Alexa

Vroom, a program created by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos' charitable foundation that translates research on children's brain development into tips for …

Education

Adopt-A-School: Pre-kindergarten helps children get school-ready

When Henry Peters arrived this year as principal of South Vancouver’s John Henderson Elementary, one thing he noticed was that some children entering …

Education

The affordances of natural play spaces can support the development of executive function skills in preschool children

Summary<p>The affordances of natural play spaces can support the development of executive function skills in preschool children<p>Four scholars in the …

Emotions

Don’t let phonics denialists move the goal posts after PIRLS 2016

The difference between scepticism and denialism is that sceptics can identify what evidence would persuade them and then change their position when …

Education

Empowering children to engage in the digital world

We’ve learned from millions of consumers around the world that parents understand that digital technology is now integral to their children’s lives, …

Parenting

Yorgos Yatromanolakis’ dreamlike Crete

Yorgos Yatromanolakis is a Greek photographer, originally from Crete. He is currently working on a project on dreamlike images of the fauna and flora …

Photographie

Frankie Gaff: Your Need To Know On Made In Chelsea's Babein' Glow Goddess

News<p>Your cheat sheet to the sparkly-skinned hun.<p><i>Made In Chelsea</i>'s Frankie Gaff glows unapologetically (like the stripe on your sports leggings during …

Making Connections. Early Childhood Educators and the American Economy: An American Story

The economic benefits of investing in highquality early learning have been well documented over the past two decades, with decisive evidence produced …

Education

Private preschools concerned about priority admission for MOE kindergarten children

SINGAPORE - Some private preschool operators are watching the changes in the sector with concern, after the Ministry of Education (MOE) announced on …

Education

New Name Proposed For Norwood Preschool Program

The town's preschool program could be getting a new name.<p>NORWOOD, MA — The Norwood School Committee will consider renaming the town's preschool …

Boston

New guidelines set daily activity minimums for young kids, including ’tummy time’ for babies

TORONTO – New guidelines set the minimum amount of activity that toddlers, preschoolers and even babies should get each day.<p>The new report was …

Police probe needle hole marks on children at Beijing kindergarten

Police have started investigating cases of needle hole marks on the children at a Beijing kindergarten.<p>Furious parents were waiting outside the RYB …

News (China)

Mass media linked to childhood obesity

A task force from the European Academy of Paediatrics and the European Childhood Obesity Group has found evidence of a strong link between obesity …

Childhood Obesity

Young children should get at least 3 hours of physical activity each day: study

TORONTO – New guidelines set the minimum amount of activity that toddlers, preschoolers and even babies should get each day.<p>The new report was …

Canadian News

Sleep and screen time the focus in new physical activity guidelines for young children

Guidelines for parents and carers recognise importance of good quality sleep for healthy development<p>New National Guidelines on physical activity, …

Wellness

Impacts of Early Childhood Education on Medium- and Long-Term Educational Outcomes

<b>Published online in:</b> <i><br>Educational Researcher</i><br>November 16, 2017<p><b>Dana Charles McCoy</b>, Harvard University <b><br>Hirokazu Yoshikawa</b>, New York University <b><br>Kathleen M.</b> …

Education

Unlocking Potential: How Water and Sanitation Can Address Childhood Stunting

Millions of children in the countries where the Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene Poverty Diagnostic research (www.worldbank.org/washpdinitiative) …

Water

Intentional Teaching Makes the Biggest Impact on Early Childhood Outcomes

A comprehensive review of research on several measures of the quality of early childhood education suggests that the instructional practices of …

Education

Should More Early-Childhood Education Centers Offer Extended Hours?

A new report from the National Research Center on Hispanic Children & Families finds that low-income Hispanic families may be less likely to take …

Education

A Stanford professor says we should teach more math in preschool

Palo Alto, California<p>Most parents do not have to be convinced that early literacy is important. Reading, singing, and talking to children before they can read themselves helps pave the way for curiosity, empathy and, hopefully, a lifelong love of reading.<p>But what about math? Deborah Stipek, a …

News

Orangeburg native honored as 2017 Early Childhood Champion

Dr. Valerie Jarvis McMillan was honored as an Early Childhood Champion by Guilford Child Development on Oct. 18 at the Koury Convention Center, …

HBCUs

The 10 Commandments of a Clean and Happy Pantry

Your pantry — be it a room, a cabinet or even just a drawer — deserves a little love. It's the commissary of your kitchen. The foundation of your …

Home

Free Play Is Even More Beneficial Than PE Classes

“Go outside and play” was a phrase many of us remember hearing from our own childhoods, and how many times do you, as a parent, tell your kid to go …

Education

BBC World Service - Focus on Africa, How should childhood obesity in Africa be tackled?

Olushambles comes up with a three-point plan to solve the childhood and teenage obesity epidemic sweeping Africa.<p>Image: Illustration of the Resident Presidents. Credit: BBC)

Africa

Warren Mundine reflects on his childhood - Drive - ABC Radio

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Engaging children in math at home equals a boost in more than just math skills

Story summaryPreschool children who engage in math activities at home with their parents not only improve their math skills, but also their general …

Mathematics

How Growing Up Bilingual Affects Cognitive Development

Developmental psychologists have long been interested in the effects of growing up in a bilingual family. Bilingual kids may have harder time …

The Brain