If we are going to have stricter rules around when children start school, we need to make sure it does not harm those from disadvantaged backgrounds.
Research shows napping helps young children learn, as well as enhancing their emotional well-being.
Most parents know how important it is to read to their child, but not as many know the importance of helping them learn emotional skills. And it’s the emotional skills teachers find most important.
Research has found one-quarter of children in NSW delayed school entry in 2009 and 2012, with the tendency to delay varying according to where families live and their socio-economic status.
There are a number of questions parents should be asking to determine what age is best to send their child to school.
Parents are sending their children to private pre-school programs as a way to ensure they are ready to start school. But are these effective?
African-American children tell stories that are vivid, elaborate, and rich in imagery. These skills help support their early literacy skills. How can schools take advantage of this?