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Let kids be kids

Quantum Physics for Babies. Some find it hard to believe. But it is indeed a real book, and other books which introduce abstract scientific concepts to young minds have followed. It’s a quirky idea and I’ve told the story about ...

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Influenza linked to brain disease in kids

Researchers at the University of Sydney have identified a link between influenza and a deadly brain disease in Australian children, prompting calls for a universal flu vaccination program for the very young. During the past three flu seasons, 54 cases of ...

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Guide to combat childhood injury and death

An Australian-first safety guide has been launched to combat childhood injury, the number one cause of death and hospitalisation of children over the age of one. The Child Safety Good Practice Guide is a compilation of all the evidence regarding ...

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Are smart toys spying on kids?

To the Unites States where internet-connected toys are causing concerns … The Federal Bureau of Investigation has warned parents of privacy and safety risks from children’s toys connected to the internet. In an advisory posted on its website, the FBI ...

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Prep student suspensions on rise in Queensland

More than 1000 prep year students were suspended for bad behaviour in Queensland last year, in what could be a sign some are entering the education system “ill-prepared for school”. Department of Education and Training data shows 1028 children aged ...

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Fears for children of mums with low vitamin D

To the United Kingdom, where research shows that a lack of vitamin D in pregnant women can impact their child’s development… Women who do not get enough vitamin D in pregnancy may have children with poorer social and motor skills, ...

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