Prescription for developing a child’s mind
How we interact with children during play can boost their cognitive development, but parents and educators need support to help them get it right.
Instructional teaching explained
Instructional teaching, or intentional teaching, can boost future learning and development. This is how it works.
Why helping at home is good for kids
They might complain about it, but doing chores can be good for children. Now a major study will find out exactly what they think about helping out at home.
How to cope with your child’s first day at school
The first day of school is a huge transition, not just for children but parents too. Seeing it as a positive challenge can make it easier for everyone.
It takes two to write and laugh
Sisters Lisa Gibbs and Bernadette Hellard have found fun and success in writing children's books that aim to build the resilience of younger readers.
Hidden burden as young carers pick up the pieces
Young people make up 20 per cent of carers looking after child relatives who aren't their own, but they are a hidden group losing out on education and careers.
Making a case for teacher aides
New research shows teacher aides can actually hinder a student's progress, but the blame may not lay with them but with the education system.
The value of strength-based parenting
Strength-based parenting can bring huge benefits, using positive psychology to unlock your children's potential and enhance their wellbeing.
Enabling kids: Ability not disability
A new online assessment tool is making life easier for special needs teachers, providing new schools of thought on early childhood education.
Toys for girls and boys show gender stereotypes at play
Gender stereotypes are at play in the way toys are marketed to boys, girls and their parents – and the implications could extend beyond the home.