Category Archives: ECD

Beating Your Kids Increases Their Risk of Mental Illness – Study

Children who are pushed, grabbed, shoved, slapped or hit are more likely to be diagnosed with mental illness. Just one more reason to embrace alternative forms of discipline. By Bonnie Rochman What if we, as a society, could cut down on … Continue reading

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Day-dreaming helps children concentrate, and makes them perform better in Exams

Just staring into space? Perhaps not By ROB WAUGH  Daydreaming could help children oncentrate – and even perform better in tests, researchers claim. The children also feel less anxious and more motivated to perform, according to a review of studies on … Continue reading

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Umbilical Cord Antiseptic Care Can Save Newborn Lives

Opportunity to reduce Pakistan’s high newborn death rate Cleansing a newborn’s umbilical cord with an antiseptic can reduce the risk of infection and death said a study carried out by the Aga Khan University’s Division of Women and Child Health. The … Continue reading

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Babies Picky About Who They Imitate

Babies are more likely to mimic the behaviour of people that they deem to be reliable, according to the study researchers Article by Remy Melina Babies are famous for copying adults, but a new study shows that little ones carefully choose whether … Continue reading

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Babies learn who to trust at early age

  You can fool them once, but babies will not be fooled again if adults trick them, according to a new Canadian study. Infants normally mimic sounds, facial expressions and actions they observe but researchers at Concordia University in Montreal found that … Continue reading

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Study Shows Children With High IQ More Likely To Subsequently Use Illegal Drugs

Written by Grace Rattue According to a study published online in theJournal of Epidemiology and Community Health, a high IQ in childhood could be associated to illegal drug use later in life, especially among women. The researchers findings were based … Continue reading

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Childhood Developmental Disability Rate Rose From 12.84% To 15.04% In 12 Years

Written by Christian Nordqvist In 2008 one in every 6.6 children had a developmental disability in the USA, compared to one in every 7.8 twelve years before – a rise of 17% – researchers from the CDC (Centers for Disease Control … Continue reading

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Checklist May Help Identify Autism Earlier On In Life

Written by Christian Nordqvist Identifying autism as early in life as possible increases the chances of being treated sooner, which improves a child’s subsequent learning and development. A new checklist that only takes five minutes for parents to complete at … Continue reading

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Child Abuse – A Monster

Child abuse is more than bruises and broken bones. While physical abuse might be the most visible sign, other types of abuse, such as emotional abuse or child neglect, also leave deep, long lasting scars. Some signs of child abuse … Continue reading

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Innovative Research Investigates The Importance Of Reading To Newborns

The first few days after birth is an important time when babies learn to recognize the sound of their parents’ voice and the parents in turn bond with their children. However, the separation between parents and newborns admitted to the … Continue reading

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Breastfeeding Boosts Kids’ Brains, Especially Boys’

Written by: Catharine Paddock, PhD Australian researchers found that babies mainly breastfed for at least six months went on to score significantly higher in academic tests at the age of ten, especially boys. Researchers from the Telethon Institute for Child … Continue reading

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Childhood Development: Early Learning, the Brain and Society

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Download: Teaching and Learning Early Numbers By Ian Thompson

The ECD Exclusive Material: Teaching and Learning Early Numbers By Ian Thompson is available for Download in Pdf Version. The Book can be download from: Library Early Childhood Section *Note: The Book is in Pdf format, first Install Adobe Acrobat Reader 6.0 or … Continue reading

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Primary teacher education programmes cater religious education to the many ways in which children learn

Sonia Dhanani, a fourth-grade religious education teacher in Long Island, smiles as one of her students starts debating another, who is dressed in a tiger costume. They are enacting an adaptation of the Case of the Animals versus Man from … Continue reading

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Choosing an early child care centre with confidence

As a mother waves goodbye to her child on the first day of preschool or daycare, many worrisome questions run through her mind. Being separated from one’s child for the first time can be a difficult experience. However, a trustworthy … Continue reading

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Educate Yourself On Early Child Development

Early childhood is a critical time for children to develop good social, mental, emotional and physical skills. The games children play, the activities that they do and, the things that they see and the things that they hear all affect … Continue reading

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What Protects Farm Children From Hay Fever, The Protective Substance Slumbers In Cowshed Dust

Researchers from Bochum have isolated the substance in cowshed dust that possibly protects farm children from developing allergies and allergic asthma, namely the plant sugar molecule arabinogalactan. If high concentrations thereof are inhaled during the first year of life it … Continue reading

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