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electronic games: how much is too much for kids?

Electronic games: how much is too much for kids?

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When played in moderation, electronic games can be beneficial for children’s learning and development. Most parents view their children’s playing of electronic games as potentially problematic – or even dangerous. Concerns about electronic gaming do not stack...
Why Governments Should Be Cautious About Criminalising Hazing

Why governments should be cautious about criminalising hazing

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Most jurisdictions in Australia already make it a crime to intentionally or recklessly engage in conduct that creates a substantial or real risk of serious harm. Wikimedia Commons Not-for-profit group End Rape on Campus recently released...
how building your child’s spoken word bank can boost their capacity to read

How building your child’s spoken word bank can boost their capacity to read

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Children benefit from previous understanding of spoken words before reading them.Africa Studio/Shutterstock Children’s oral vocabulary – their knowledge of the sounds and meanings of words – is strongly positively associated with their reading all the way...
teased and bullied – the challenges of starting school with a stutter

Teased and bullied – the challenges of starting school with a stutter

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Children who stutter may fly under the radar, appearing shy and quiet Starting school can be daunting for any child. Often it is the first excursion into the world without parent contact. The teacher...
The ‘right’ Age To Start School Varies For Each Child

The ‘right’ age to start school varies for each child

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The right age for your child to start school will vary, depending on their readiness, your family situation and the readiness of the school for the child. Howard County Library System/flickr It’s that time of year...
baby boomer women make up for lost study time and head back to university

Baby boomer women make up for lost study time and head back to university

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We should encourage older women to see academic study as a fruitful, challenging way forward, regardless of age. Statistics from the Department of Education and Training show a steady cohort of baby boomer...
how do we learn to read?

How do we learn to read?

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 The aim of all reading is comprehension The sign on the public car park in the tiny Tasmanian town of Wynyard reads, Egress from this carpark is to be via the access lane in the rear. “Egress?”...
Articulate Us Teenagers Could Finally Force Action On Gun Control

Articulate US teenagers could finally force action on gun control

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For the first time in decades, there is now a real possibility that some gun controls might be implemented.Colin Abbey/AAP On Wednesday in the US, thousands of students left their classrooms in a national day of...

How to tell if your child’s educational needs are being met at school

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The teacher’s task is to help your child be motivated As a new school year begins, your child will most likely have a new teacher. With a new teacher comes a new opportunity for...
it’s not what sport children play, but how they play it that matters

It’s not what sport children play, but how they play it that matters

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Are we in fact lost the meaning of sport when it comes to our kids? Sport is massive and it’s everywhere: on TV, in videogames, and on the streets. As a consequence, myths about...