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Five-year-olds develop app for preschoolers

In 1930, we had trampolines. Thirty years later, we got Transformers. In the 90s, it was all about the underwater walkie-talkie. Now, the latest iteration of child-designed toys is, of course, an app. Developed by 5-to-7-year-olds, in conjunction with social science ...

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An ELSA program primer from its creator

As Malcolm Turnbull’s innovation catchphrase fades into white noise, STEM education programs silently persist. And, with the testing phase of the Early Learning STEM Australia (ELSA) apps imminent, STEM is about to be as omnipresent in childcare centres as it ...

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Kids gone viral: perks, perils and social media policy

Emoticon. Webinar. Sexting. Digital technology is no stranger to wacky portmanteaus. A recent one is ‘sharenting’: the practice of parents or caregivers posting pictures of children to social media. This once carefree activity, which Acting Children’s eSafety Commissioner Andree Wright describes ...

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