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‘Black dog’ also stalks new dads

For every nine dads feeling nothing but joy at the birth of their child, one dad is suffering. Although postnatal depression (PND) affects men less than women, its incidence in men – 10 per cent in Australia – remains a ...

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Successful ELLA trial means STEM app is next

Based on the success of the Early Learning Languages Australia (ELLA) trial app, the Turnbull Government has announced that it will commit $6 million to develop a similar, STEM-focused app for preschoolers. The minister for education, Simon Birmingham, said the ...

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Top 5 tips for healthy screen time habits

Professor Leon Straker from Curtin University wants kids to spend more time outdoors than on their technological devices. Straker explained how before the current generation of mobile touchscreen devices, children had to be about 3 years old in order to interact ...

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Thomas the humanoid helps teach coding

Thomas the humanoid robot has taken St Peter’s Girls School’s Early Learners’ Centre in South Australia by storm, teaching children as young as 4 basic computer programming and coding literacy. In the program, students are taught how to decipher the robot’s emotions ...

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Building passion with Lego Robotics

Kids may now solve some of the biggest problems related to waste, recycling and renewable engineering by playing with Lego blocks. The Ardoch Youth Foundation has launched its Lego Robotics program, aiming to inspire students who are what founder Isobel Michael describes ...

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Tablet games to help kids with autism

Researchers have developed the world’s first tablet games specifically designed to help children with developmental disabilities such as autism and Down syndrome. The technology – developed with researchers from Monash University, DreamWorks contractor Torus Games and technology commercialisation firm Grey ...

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