Two literacy scholars share their concerns about growing pressure on educators to emphasize phonics to teach reading. In their view, critiques of other methods often rest on a false premise.
Children ask a lot of questions, but they're not always good ones.
Experts in child health and physical activity offer recommendations for training of early childhood educators, and strategies to get kids moving.
High-quality early child care and education affects children’s overall health and well-being, and is key for all the qualities children need to contribute to society and the economy.
Contrary to the belief that resource strained parents invest in academically stronger children, studies show that Ethiopian parents tend to invest more in the child with lower academic capabilities.
Early experiences sharing and developing positive connections, language and communication set the stage for home reading to start children on the path to literacy.
When families need to spend more time and money taking care of their kids on weekdays, it can take a toll on careers – especially for women.
Adults aren't the only language teachers: six-year-olds still produce sounds differently than adults, but toddlers are extremely good at understanding the speech of children six years and older.
On top of teaching them how to recognize numbers and count to 10, make sure they're playing with puzzles.
Through a play day filled with choices at the beach with supportive adults, unexpected challenges and social experiences all help children to build far more than sand castles.
Research shows babies in bilingual environments can track the precursors to words, known as word forms, in two languages.
A book nest - or nook - is a cost-friendly way to model and enjoy literacy with your preschooler that invites their creative involvement and offers space for positive connections to grow.
The promised returns on investment in preschool won't just happen. They depend on a complex chain of events, from preschool through to adulthood, involving the child and their family.
Language milestones matter not as the final word, but as possible signals about where children might be struggling and how they can be best supported to reach their full potential.
An economic evaluation of a program of interventions for Australia's most vulnerable children has produced startling results.
For learners in the early stages of reading, the best way to counteract the loss of literacy skills over the summer is not by forcing study but by boosting play that develops fine motor skills.
Kindergarten educators are like detectives who investigate alongside their students and who use students' creations to gain insight into their development and interests.
Create opportunities for children to see same-sex relationships and gender diversity to prepare them to live and work in today's society.
Our children can't continue to grow up in a world where only women raise them, either at home or in early care and learning.
For better childhood developmental outcomes and better economics, and in the absence of other long-recommended child care policies, the child care subsidy system should be expanded, not cut.