Encouraging children to make and use a range of maps helps develop their spatial skills, great if they want to read an x-ray, design a building or put up flat-pack furniture later in life.
It's never too early for children to develop their spatial skills, vital if they want to one day design buildings, put up flat-pack furniture or cut a birthday cake. Here's how you can help at home.
Research shows that farm parents do not mindlessly expose their children to risks; rather they weigh them against the the positive impacts of involvement in the family’s agricultural heritage.
Instructing farmers to keep their kids away from farm machinery doesn't work to reduce traumatic injury. A recent research project tried listening instead.
Egg freezing: hope or hype?
Why some women choose to freeze their eggs.
The precarious nature of housing and work for millennials is making motherhood more challenging.
An immigrant child looks out from a U.S. Border Patrol bus.
AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File
A 15-year-old fleeing violence in El Salvador came to the US in 1985. Her case set in motion a Supreme Court decision that would affect how authorities treat children in their custody for decades.
What happens when an entire society succumbs to childlike behavior and discourse?
Our social institutions and politics suffer from a collective arrested development – and our relationship to technology has only exacerbated this trend.
Children in care were wrongly convicted by the actions of the state.
Children in care have been treated as criminals, despite doing nothing wrong - and they need compensation beyond an apology.
Conversations about gender and stereotypes can start at home, while playing in the sandpit.
Rigid gender roles and stereotypes are key drivers of violence against women. So let's challenge these by starting young.
Children become aware of death from an early age.
Everyone dies, so why are so many people still afraid to talk about it?
Encouraging physical activity in the playground, in classrooms and before and after school can help.
Compulsory sport and physical education at school will improve children's memory, attention and ability to concentrate, not just boost fitness. The evidence is in.
Forget the "summer slide" here's how you can help your child learn more over the summer holidays.
Young activists rallying in Paris before the landmark 2015 climate summit.
This weekend sees a major youth climate rally in Washington DC. But do young people really hold the key to overcoming climate inaction, or are we wrong to put our faith in their ability to drive change?
Most Australian children have such a glut of toys that parents are opting to give them gift cards so they can choose for themselves.
Many children receive gift cards or even ask for them so they can choose their own presents. But are youngsters ready to handle the wiles of advertisers and the complexities of 'credit' on a card?
Failure is a gift disguised as a bad experience.
Encouraging and supporting failure can make your child more resilient, better able to cope and help them grow.
Whenever you get a chance, even if it’s only ten minutes, engage in shared reading activities.
Early shared reading is linked to a number of benefits for children, including better performance in NAPLAN, reading, writing, spelling, grammar and mathematics.
Excess screen time for children and adolescents is linked to many negative outcomes such as obesity, language delays and antisocial behaviour.
School is out and screens make tempting babysitters. Follow these recommendations to allow your child some screen time without compromising their health and development.
Kamishibai Performer In Japan.
Welcome to the wonderful world of kamishibai – a centuries-old Japanese storytelling tradition.
While the UK does not indefinitely detain children, there are cases where minors are held – and in extreme cases, separated from their parents.
Villawood Detention Centre, NSW. There are currently 200 asylum seeker children in detention, in Australia and offshore.
Australian Human Rights Commission
Over 200 children are still in asylum seeker detention within Australia and offshore – so why aren't we more outraged about that?
Immigrant rights advocates speak against Trump’s policies in New Mexico.
AP Photo/Russell Contreras, File
Trump's defense of harsh immigration tactics and dehumanizing language should ring alarm bells, according to two scholars who study how to prevent mass atrocities.