With caregivers' faces covered, infants and young children will miss out on all the visual cues they'd normally get during stages of rapid developmental growth.
Whether they're holding hands and singing Ring Around the Rosie or posing during a TikTok video, kids connect to each other and find joy through dance.
Research suggests that children are less likely than adults to catch the virus, pass it on or fall seriously ill because of it. A progressive return of children to school is therefore advisable.
Children abused at home may not be safer at school – in fact the lockdown may have made life easier for children at risk, and their parents.
With online learning and social distancing, kids are spending more time staring at screens and less time outdoors. That can put them at higher risk of myopia and serious eye problems in the future.
Research shows napping helps young children learn, as well as enhancing their emotional well-being.
Promoting remote schooling as 'digital by default' does not serve all children equally well and may do some a great injustice.
Parents may try to shield children from information about COVID-19, but their important questions need answering.
Children are among those most at risk from the indirect effects of coronavirus. It is time we prioritised the well-being of young people as a nation-building commitment.
Play with their friends helps children develop social skills and is good for mental health.
During this unsettling time, global leaders have assured children and adults alike that the tooth fairy, free from the risk of infection, is indeed an essential worker.
About half of incarcerated women in the United States are mothers to children under age 18. Natural spaces within a prison can help maintain their mother-child bonds.
A biomedical researcher and pediatrician who works with Kawasaki disease and COVID-19 explains the similarities and differences in the worrisome cases doctors are starting to see.
One anthropologist found 1,072 similar words for 'mom' and 'dad' in the world's languages. It turns out a mix of biology, culture and encouragement from parents explains this phenomenon.
Children are always brimming with curiosity about things that most adults take for granted.
Children have largely escaped the serious health effects of coronavirus, but the UK is warning about serious illness in kids. Here's what we know.
African Americans, young children and rural Americans are a few of the groups at risk of being undercounted in this year's census.
People hate boredom. Some would rather get a painful shock than sit in a room with nothing to do for 15 minutes. But boredom spurs us on to create and can help focus our attention.
Whether we miss them, feel guilty about not having appreciated them more or struggle to forgive them, remembering our parents can hurt. Here's how to move on.
You can't ask a child to sit still for 45 minutes and focus on their breath. But mindfulness activities can be adapted for children – and they might come in handy during these stressful times.