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Academic implores EC teachers: ‘become interesting’

“We’ve all got to become interested and interesting,” declared Sandra Cheeseman, an early childhood education lecturer at Macquarie University. This was her retort to the question, “How can teachers intellectually stimulate toddlers?” in relation to her upcoming talk, ‘Ten things children should experience every day in an early childhood setting’. ...

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Supermodel, Harvard experts marvel at the infant mind

Gisele Bündchen and Harvard University professors agree on something – a baby’s brain is a great investment. The best-known supermodel and top Ivy League university, together with a plethora of other laypeople and academics, have collaborated to talk about babies in the ...

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We want healthier kids, poll finds

Its carrots rather than Cokes for our kids, if most Australians get their way. A survey of more than 2000 people, commissioned by Royal Children’s Hospital, has revealed we think our pollies are failing our kids, health-wise, and we’d like ...

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Scientists’ new finding is super nuts

Peanut butter may soon once again be stocked in preschool pantries. An international research team, including scientists from the University of Western Australia (UWA), have discovered the peanut genes that cause allergic reactions. By decoding peanuts’ DNA, the group, including ...

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Academics join in against preschool gender pay gap

‘Just because it isn’t legal prejudice, doesn’t mean (mostly female) childcare workers aren’t discriminated against because of their gender.’ This has been the rallying cry of education unions, such as the Independent Education Union of Australia (IEUA), for years. Now, ...

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