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Two-hour screen limit for kids is virtually impossible to enforce

By Michael Rosenberg, University of Western Australia; Simon Hunter, Strathclyde University, and Stephen Houghton, University of Western Australia

It’s almost universally recommended that for optimal physical and mental health, children engage in 60 minutes of physical activity each day and limit the time they spend watching TV, playing computer games, and surfing the net on various devices.

In 2001, the American Academy of Paediatrics released guidelines recommending children under two years have no screen exposure and children over two should have no more than two hours for entertainment per day. read more

Are there any real benefits in early infant swimming? The answer is a definite yes!

Great feature story from the fabulous Alena from Aquatots

http://http://aquatots.com.au/

When to begin swimming lessons is a topic that is often discussed, by both parents and the swimming industry. Here in Australia most formal swimming classes begin around six months, but is there any real advantage to beginning even earlier than this?

The answer is a definite yes!

Babies that start swimming by around six weeks of age, and are attending the pool consistently, can be swimming by the age of 18 months.

This early introduction to the water ensures babies are safer in and around an aquatic environment at a young age.There is a growing body of evidence that at six weeks babies can actually begin learning to swim – with their parent’s help of course.
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Relax, parents: most late-talking toddlers turn out fine

By Sunanda Creagh, The Conversation

Anxious parents take note: a toddler who develops speaking skills later than his or her peers is no more likely to develop lasting behavioural problems than any other child, a study has found.

Two-year-olds normally know around 50 words and have started making two or three word sentences but observing an unusually silent toddler can cause a parent to worry, said lead researcher Associate Professor Andrew Whitehouse from the Telethon Institute for Child Health Research at the University of Western Australia. read more

We all have a role in protecting children

By Amy Conley Wright, University of Wollongong and Lynne Keevers, University of Wollongong on The Conversation

http://http://theconversation.com/we-all-have-a-role-in-protecting-children-end-the-silence-on-abuse-31281

We all have a role in protecting children: end the silence on abuse read more

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Two-hour screen limit for kids is virtually impossible to enforce

By Michael Rosenberg, University of Western Australia; Simon Hunter, Strathclyde University, and Stephen Houghton, University of Western Australia

It’s almost universally recommended that for optimal physical and mental health, children engage in 60 minutes of physical activity each day and limit the time they spend watching TV, playing computer games, and surfing the net on various devices.

In 2001, the American Academy of Paediatrics released guidelines recommending children under two years have no screen exposure and children over two should have no more than two hours for entertainment per day. read more

Are there any real benefits in early infant swimming? The answer is a definite yes!

Great feature story from the fabulous Alena from Aquatots

http://http://aquatots.com.au/

When to begin swimming lessons is a topic that is often discussed, by both parents and the swimming industry. Here in Australia most formal swimming classes begin around six months, but is there any real advantage to beginning even earlier than this?

The answer is a definite yes!

Babies that start swimming by around six weeks of age, and are attending the pool consistently, can be swimming by the age of 18 months.

This early introduction to the water ensures babies are safer in and around an aquatic environment at a young age.There is a growing body of evidence that at six weeks babies can actually begin learning to swim – with their parent’s help of course.
read more

Relax, parents: most late-talking toddlers turn out fine

By Sunanda Creagh, The Conversation

Anxious parents take note: a toddler who develops speaking skills later than his or her peers is no more likely to develop lasting behavioural problems than any other child, a study has found.

Two-year-olds normally know around 50 words and have started making two or three word sentences but observing an unusually silent toddler can cause a parent to worry, said lead researcher Associate Professor Andrew Whitehouse from the Telethon Institute for Child Health Research at the University of Western Australia. read more

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