Learning how to overcome boredom can boost a child's creativity and independence. So why are parents scared of it?
The good and bad things that happen in early childhood set the stage for health and well-being throughout a person's life.
Why children shouldn't specialise in one sport too early.
If children aren't sufficiently coordinated, it could affect their ability to learn.
Almost 10% of differences in exam results at age 16 can be explained using individuals’ DNA alone.
Language, culture and brain development all contribute to 'childhood amnesia'.
If you thought babies' babbling was just nonsense, it's time to think again.
Fathers experience an equal rise in the bonding chemical oxytocin as mothers do when interacting with their infant.
The development of 'handedness' and language are closely linked.
Research has found a relationship between pretend play and a child's developing creativity, understanding of others and social competence with peers.
If you use a tablet device to keep a child quiet at the dining table or other event then you could be limiting their social skills. That could have an impact on the way they behave later in life.
Non-verbal learning disability is a complex neurological learning disability that becomes more obvious with age. Here are the signs to look out for.
A child mainly learns empathy through imitating adults – yet another reason to treat others well.
Many children are born into families which are vegetarian for cultural, religious, health, ethical or economical reasons. But are they getting the nutrients they need for growth and development?
While there's some evidence to suggest that children can benefit from music groups, for many other classes the results are mixed.
Parents who provide learning support at home can improve their child's literacy and emotional development, regardless of their class or educational background.
Learning how to be friendly is a longer and harder process for children than you may think.
Children don’t learn much about how illnesses spread if they are just taught a list of dos and don’ts. They need to know why an action is useful.
Milestone charts can be an effective tool in spotting developmental problems. But do they say anything about the future potential of children who are developing normally?
Children exposed to lead are at elevated risk for learning delays and academic issues.