Eye-tracking research reveals that children are likely to read new words faster and easier if they have heard the words before.
Teaching fear and avoidance of technology may protect people from negative consequences. But it also prevents them from finding, and benefiting from, productive uses of new innovations.
These books introduce children to Indigenous culture and experiences through colourful pictures and powerful storytelling.
The children who are least likely to attend school regularly – and do well – grow up in households where the adults themselves have very poor literacy skills.
We are not hard-wired to read. It has taken thousands of years of practice to forge connections in our brains to help us do this.
Four tips for teaching reading.
Don't listen to the headlines linking binge watching to depression and loneliness. It can be a positive experience – but only if we think of it as a good thing.
Poor literacy impacts a child's life chances – but there may be a rather colourful solution.
Research shows that providing children with eReading devices can actually inhibit their reading.
What stories can teach children about the world.
Many young children can give the false impression that they are learning to read, when in fact they are mostly guessing words from pictures or context. This test will help to identify these students.
Phonics instruction gives children letter-sound knowledge, a skill that is essential for them to read unfamiliar words by themselves.
Want to contemplate some big questions this summer but don't know where to start? Here are some top picks from some of Australia's top philosophers.
From the informative to the whimsical to the flat out hilarious, here are ten Australian books to keep your child's brain active through the holidays.
Bedtime stories can be comforting, chilling and mysterious, but new research highlights how emotions change depending on how children are doing it.
Children who aren't ready for school tend to lag behind their peers in later grades. Parents and teachers can help.
Politicians need to stop meddling with education policy and invest in teachers if Australia's science, mathematics and reading standards are to improve.
Rather than leaping to conclusions about a failing education system, we need to look at what the data tells us about student performance at a state level to help us make more informed decisions.
What students can learn from time spent in care homes.
Being able to sound out letters in words doesn’t mean you can understand them. There is no clear evidence that a new phonics screening test for children in Year 1 will help improve reading levels.