A recent report suggests reception classes should spend less time playing and more time focusing on literacy and mathematics.
Australian children were once free to play on the streets, but today the urban space is less friendly to children and their imaginations.
As adults we often trivialise the value of play. But playing games lets us play with possibilities, see how they play out – and exploring alternative realities helps us see the familiar in new ways.
The truth about chess playing and intelligence.
Forget about the expensive gifts, for young children, it's all about the paper and the packaging this Christmas.
A study with pre-school children found that their motivation and interest improved when they believed they were part of a group.