Kindergarten and early primary teachers have aired their concerns that the rise of touchscreen devices means more children are starting school not ready to learn handwriting.
Knowing that you have to go to your child’s school for a parent-teacher conference may make you feel nervous, intimidated or frustrated. You can print this list of questions by clicking the view or download link below. Bring it with you, and you’ll be likely to leave your meeting with the information you need to further your child’s school experience.
Attention exhausted parents: The next time your toddler starts making strange noises or babbling about Paw Patrol, try to strike up a conversation — it could make a big difference later, researchers say.
With the incidence of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) on the rise (the CDC has recently said 1 in 59 children have autism: 1 in 37 boys, and 1 in 151 girls), awareness of ASD is also increasing, which of course will increase the amount of children being referred for assessments.
No parent likes to hear that their child hates to read. That is especially painful when you work in book publishing. When all of my son’s friends were binge-reading Percy Jackson and Harry Potter, he wanted nothing to do with it. I brought home book after book in the hope that something would pique his interest and nothing ever did. I would quiz other parents to see what their kids were reading and order those books. They sat in the living room completely untouched.
Learning to read transforms lives. Reading is the basis for the acquisition of knowledge, for cultural engagement, for democracy, and for success in the workplace. Illiteracy costs the global economy more than $1 trillion (U.S. dollars) annually in direct costs alone (World Literacy Foundation, 2015).
Nearly half the people living in residential aged care present significant symptoms of depression but routine screening and access to appropriate services are lacking.