Tom Pugh LONDON [PAA] Simple repetition learning techniques could help young children struggling with language to learn vocabulary faster, according to new research. The European study looked at whether repeated storybook reading could help youngsters with specific language impairment (SLI)... Read More →
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Senior federal Labor MP Kate Ellis is to quit federal politics at the next election, telling voters she wants to spend more time with her family, particularly her young son.
Washington [AFP] Good news and bad news for video gamers: new research shows game play boosts visual and cognitive skills, but that too much of the activity is linked to behavioural problems. In one of two studies published this week,... Read More →
Beirut [AFP] More than 20 human rights groups have issued a joint plea for the international community to take responsibility for suffering civilians as Syria’s civil war approaches its fifth year. In a report entitled Failing Syria, they criticised world... Read More →
It was a full house at Mary Ryan’s bookshop on Saturday when local ABC journalist turned children’s author Samantha Turnbull launched her children’s fiction series.
Leah McLennan, AAP Australian kids may be consuming high levels of potentially dangerous metals in their food, a study shows. Researchers analysed 253 common supermarket foods and then used data on the average diet of children to model dietary metals... Read More →
Melbourne [AAP] The 11-year-old Victorian boy murdered by his father on a custody visit will finally be given voice through an inquest, his mother says. Rosie Batty wants the coronial investigation to uncover the ‘systematic failings’ which she believes occurred... Read More →
The Norwegian Nobel Committee has awarded the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize to Indian children’s rights activist Kailash Satyarthi and children’s education activist Malala Yousafzai from Pakistan ‘for their struggle against the suppression of children and young people and for the... Read More →
United Nations children’s support group UNICEF yesterday launched unprecedented global research on violence against children. The report, Hidden in Plain Sight: A statistical analysis of violence against children, showed 95,000 children died due to homicide in 2012 alone, yet worryingly,... Read More →