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Memory of 100 in the backyard at mum's starts to fade

Memory of 100 in the backyard at mum's starts to fade | Children | Scoop.it
Future generations of Australian sport stars may be fewer on the ground, with a steady decline in backyard sporting activities among children, research shows.
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A fantastic article about the importance of children being able to participate in backyard sports not only to encourage future athletes but also for health and wellbeing.

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Sit less, move more: new physical activity guidelines

Sit less, move more: new physical activity guidelines | Children | Scoop.it
Australians should aim for around 60 minutes of physical activity per day, double the previous recommendation, according…
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New activity guidelines for children
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32 tips to get your kids back outdoors

32 tips to get your kids back outdoors | Children | Scoop.it
Mark Riley Cardwell: This week is the launch of Wild Network, a nationwide campaign to 'rewild' children, and here are some fun ideas to get started
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Exercise is brain food for teens: study

Exercise is brain food for teens: study | Children | Scoop.it
LONDON, Oct 22 - Regular exercise boosts teenagers' school grades - and particularly helps girls in science, a British study has found. The more physically active they were, the better children per...
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Not suprising really that being active in sport assists in brainpower.  I have read similar about team sports in particular building the brain better.

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Taking photos interferes with memory: study

Taking photos interferes with memory: study | Children | Scoop.it
The modern obsession with photographing every detail of happy occasions such as birthdays or weddings could be damaging our ability to remember them, according to US research.
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An interesting insight into how the brain works, seeing, participating and being in the environment is more affective at learning or recalling something than photographing it.
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Bad habits and bad food are killing us

Bad habits and bad food are killing us | Children | Scoop.it
Christina Patterson: Children are at risk, and where parents refuse to take responsibility, schools need to step in
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Getting out and moving is so important 

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England's forests: the joy of climbing trees

England's forests: the joy of climbing trees | Children | Scoop.it
From adrenaline-fuelled ascents to sitting quietly with a book, branching out is deep-rooted in our DNA
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England's forests: you're never too young for orienteering

England's forests: you're never too young for orienteering | Children | Scoop.it
At Whinlatter in the Lake District, waymarked trails lead you through a real-life fairy story
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No Kids Allowed: How Our Street Design Is Killing Play

No Kids Allowed: How Our Street Design Is Killing Play | Children | Scoop.it
Somehow, we find ourselves living in a world where children outside is a nuisance.
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Teaching Kids about Empathy

Teaching Kids about Empathy | Children | Scoop.it
As parents, we're teaching kids about empathy and about recognizing others' perspectives, so they can grow up to be compassionate adults.
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In the fields of dreams, many kids are coming a poor second | theage.com.au

In the fields of dreams, many kids are coming a poor second | theage.com.au | Children | Scoop.it
Children from wealthy families are almost twice as likely to play sport on the weekend as children from poorer families, who are missing out, especially on the more expensive sports such as swimming, tennis and hockey.
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Set bedtime helps children learn: study | theage.com.au

Set bedtime helps children learn: study | theage.com.au | Children | Scoop.it
Going to bed at different times every night throughout early childhood may disrupt healthy brain development and learning, research has found
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Climbing Trees is part of Childhood

Do you let your child climb trees? What was your favourite tree to climb when you were a child? Climbing high up into the magnificent Silver Birches in our b...
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Adventure, exploring, wonder... all things which charaterise childhood. I know my kids love exploring trees and bushland areas that ajoin playgrounds.

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Does your child have the skills they need to read?

Does your child have the skills they need to read? | Children | Scoop.it
Learning to read takes years of specific instruction. Pamela Snow explains how families can help develop a child's...
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Youngsters learn more from good news than dire warnings

Youngsters learn more from good news than dire warnings | Children | Scoop.it
It’s no secret that many children and teenagers see themselves as immune to the risk of accidents and injury. Now, new research…
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Children's brain-imaging device has built-in entertainment

Children's brain-imaging device has built-in entertainment | Children | Scoop.it
Brain imaging may have transformed scientist's understanding of our most complex organ - but try getting a three-year-old to lie still, cocooned inside a machine, for 45 minutes while an image is being taken.
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Lack of exercise is 'child neglect'

Lack of exercise is 'child neglect' | Children | Scoop.it
Lack of a proper national policy to get UK children to do more exercise amounts to mass "child neglect", the British Journal of Sports Medicine says.
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Sweden's liberal parents 'spoil children rotten'

Sweden's liberal parents 'spoil children rotten' | Children | Scoop.it
Sweden's liberal approach to raising children has bred a nation of brats, an expert has warned.
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Given many theorists believe the child is competent as does the EYLF interesting this argued the opposite for an authoritarian approach.
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The Gift of Failure: 50 Tips for Teaching Students How to Fail Well - InformED

The Gift of Failure: 50 Tips for Teaching Students How to Fail Well - InformED | Children | Scoop.it
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Breastfeeding improves IQ – now have we got your attention?

Breastfeeding improves IQ – now have we got your attention? | Children | Scoop.it
Research published in JAMA Pediatrics this week shows a causal relationship between breastfeeding and higher IQ by the time a child is seven years old.
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A wake-up call for parents who smack their children

A wake-up call for parents who smack their children | Children | Scoop.it
Most parents want what’s best for their children. But when it comes to discipline, some misguidedly use physical force to punish or intimidate.
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Royal Australasian College of Physicians wants smacking of children outlawed

Royal Australasian College of Physicians wants smacking of children outlawed | Children | Scoop.it
CHILD health experts in Australia have called for the smacking of kids and other physical punishments to be completely outlawed.
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Children invent new language in remote NT community

Children invent new language in remote NT community | Children | Scoop.it
There are many dying languages in the world. But at least one has recently been born, created by children living in a remote village in the Northern Terrritory.
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Modern life means children miss out on pleasures of reading a good book - The Guardian

Modern life means children miss out on pleasures of reading a good book - The Guardian | Children | Scoop.it
The Guardian Modern life means children miss out on pleasures of reading a good book The Guardian Research presented to the Children's Media Conference in Sheffield last week found that, while parents read to pre-schoolers, this later tails off,...

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The increasingly rare sight in UK's green spaces – children playing

The increasingly rare sight in UK's green spaces – children playing | Children | Scoop.it
The National Trust says that despite warnings, Britain's kids are increasingly staying indoors and losing touch with nature
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Urban play spaces are being adapted to encourage more outdoor play.

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