Babies first learn to recognize the rhythm and intonation of language. The process begins in the womb, where the intonation patterns are transmitted to the baby through the fluids.
An increasing number of parents are choosing to toilet train their children from birth, without using nappies. But how effective is this?
The lead author of a new American Academy of Pediatrics statement summarizes important guidelines for children’s use of electronic devices.
Children start to demonstrate self-awareness as they approach their second birthday – and it helps them to learn.
A small minority of children with mental health issues is getting the help they need. School-based mental health is essential to keep students engaged.
People often tell new parents to avoid ‘baby talk’ because it will slow down the child’s language development. But evidence shows it does the opposite.
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?