Ultimately, screens are a part of modern life – children need to learn how to navigate them.
Keeping an eye on what children are watching or playing is crucial to ensure that they’re being exposed to age-appropriate content.
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Every small change to promote healthy levels of screen time is a step in the right direction for the health, wellbeing and development of children.
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Children with dyslexia seem to find it more difficult to judge the direction of moving dots - this could explain why reading is also more challenging.
Many vaccine formulations are tweaked for patients of different ages.
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First CDC signed off on a COVID-19 vaccine for adults, then teens. Now US children ages 5 to 11 are officially eligible for shots. Here’s the science on why each group needs to be considered separately.
Over the past months (and in some cases, years), grandchildren will have grown and changed.
Kids tobogganing at Carlington Park in Ottawa during the Family Day long weekend 2021. The pandemic has presented significant new opportunities to move society in a direction that increases outdoor active play for children.
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The pandemic ushered in a renaissance of outdoor living. We need to advance the momentum for outdoor play to support the health and development of children
Pre-K students are more likely to be expelled than any K-12 grade.
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An early childhood development expert explains why so many preschoolers are kicked out of child care, and what to do if it happens to your child.
Babies and young children have different sleep patterns. Not every one sleeps through the night at the same age, but social pressure is strong on parents to make sure that their children get enough sleep.
The sleep of young children varies a great deal. The myth of sleeping through the night at a specific age creates unrealistic expectations that can harm parents’ confidence.
A playground is a great place for kids to exercise their bodies. But it’s also important to give kids opportunities to exercise their mind. Here’s how to do that.
Early childhood education and care centres, which includes childcare and preschool, are part of our village. They form a support network established to ensure parents’ and children’s lifelong success.
When children first begin to understand that a speaker doesn’t mean what they say at face value, they may think the speaker is lying.
Understanding sarcasm is related to the ability to recognize the thoughts and emotions of others, to empathize and to consider two things being simultaneously true.
Taking care of little ones is physically demanding work.
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The Biden administration wants workers in child care and pre-K programs to earn at least $15 per hour.
Children exposed to intimate partner violence were two to three times more likely to have impaired language skills, sleep problems, elevated blood pressure and asthma.
Social disadvantage can cause stress that leads to changes in ‘connectivity’ between brain regions, potentially harming adolescents’ ability to plan, set goals, and self-reflect.
Michelle Obama’s fun new show is great for teaching children where food comes from but misses an opportunity.
Even young children are very aware of whether they’re getting their fair share.
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Cognitive neuroscientists use brain imaging and behavioral economic games to investigate people’s sense of fairness. They find it’s common to take care of yourself before looking out for others.
Taking part in creative activities with little ones can help bolster their communication, build their sense of self and even improve their health and wellbeing.
Children’s brain development rely on interaction with other kids.
Children aren’t just losing out on education as a result of the pandemic.
Making time to connect one on one is crucial.
Parents can take a page from psychological research on trauma and recovery to help kids struggling with pandemic life.
The brain activity of a parent and child can become synchronised during play and problem solving.