How story telling supports brain development, encourages imagination and teaches children about language and emotions.
How research in children’s brain development may improve executive function and long term success.
While adults struggled during lockdown a new report has shown many kids thrived while learning from home.
Research from the Growing up in NZ study identified the ways Kiwi mums are using parental leave and their preferences in terms of how it can be accessed.
High quality early learning settings may counteract some of the effects of adverse childhood experiences, such as divorce or substance abuse.
How early educators support children to develop resilience and self regulation skills.
Research shows that a happy personality doesn’t necessarily safeguard children against mental health problems in later life.
Results from the ECE census offer interesting insights into the state of play in NZ’s early education sector, read our summary this week.
How the evidence based Better Start Literacy Approach can support your child’s early efforts at reading, writing and oral language development.
New findings from the Growing Up In NZ study describe a range of benefits for children in attending early childhood education, but explains they may be more susceptible to illness.
Research from from Cambridge University, shows father-child play from an early age can help children manage behavioural problems, including aggression.
International approaches to lockdown in early childhood settings.
New research has demonstrated greater knowledge and use of Te Reo Maori among preschool-aged children. This article looks at the research, explains why it is important and how parents can boost their child’s Te Reo skills.
Risky play at home and how you can support your child to safely leave their comfort zone.
The importance of good sleep at child care and beyond.
Research has shown that the brain waves of babies and their parents synch up during play time helping to establish bonds between children and their care givers.
The developmental benefits of making music at home and simple cost effective ideas for boosting musical experiences.
Key findings from the 2019 ECE census around attendance, service numbers, occupancy rates, adult to child ratios, teaching staff, language immersion and waiting times.
Although autism is usually diagnosed when a child is two or older, some youngsters exhibit signs of this condition well before their official diagnosis.
Considerations when choosing the right school for your child.
The link between screen time and disrupted sleep among children and how to reduce the impacts of this issue.
Children benefit from supportive relationships and quality early learning, and according to an emerging field of scientific research, these early experiences can actually change youngsters' genes.
When it comes to improving children's oral skills, it seems there is much to be gained from reading with your eyes and talking with your hands.