UNICEF is warning that children are still at high risk of contracting Ebola in the latest outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DCR). The charity says it is essential that their health and...Read more
Researchers followed the 30-year progress of 989 children who attended the Child-Parent Centers program in inner-city Chicago as preschoolers. Their findings suggest preventive interventions beginning in early childhood can promote long-term educational success that contributes...Read more
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What we can learn from the early baby health centres in Victoria to close the gap in Indigenous infant health.
International research has shown that the first 1000 days, from conception to age two, offers a...Read more
As parents, consumers, and citizens, how should we respond to the rise of digital technology in our parks? Children’s playgrounds are becoming increasingly digitised through the ubiquity of mobile devices and interactive games. Anyone with a...Read more
Where I grew up on the newly built edge of Campbell River, there was a 100-kilometre swath of forest, rivers and lakes between my doorstep and the Pacific Ocean.
Within an hour’s hike I could find beaver dams,...Read more
A recent UK study commissioned by the National Trust found that children spend half the time playing outside that their parents did.
The National Trust research showed that children are playing outside for an average of...Read more
Two Apple investors are advocating for research based modifications to the iPhone in order to “help parents control and limit phone use more easily and to study the impact of overuse on mental health”.
There is...Read more
In our second interview with contributors to next week’s Child in the City international seminar on children’s play in the urban environment, Nicola Butler, director of Hackney Play Association and chair of Play England, calls for...Read more
A major international conference, ‘Every Journey, Every Child’ at London’s City Hall last month called for urgent action by government, industry and international agencies to tackle ‘the needless deaths of thousands of children worldwide due to...Read more
Instead of penning them in and shrinking pizzas, let children play outside with their friends – and not just for the exercise – says children’s play expert Rob Wheway.
Obesity is an environmental issue, not a...Read more
An international coalition of environmentalists and urbanists has published a call for action ‘to prioritize children’s needs for their optimal health and development by creating liveable cities that enhance their wellbeing and integrate nature’ into...Read more
Increasing the physical activity levels of American children would save trillions of dollars in healthcare costs and increased productivity, reveals a new study. Adrian Voce reports.
A new study of the long-term impact of inadequate physical...Read more
The Guardian reports that hundreds of thousands of children are being exposed to illegal levels of damaging air pollution from diesel vehicles at schools and nurseries across England and Wales, as revealed by its joint...Read more
Breathing air that does not make us ill is something that most of us take for granted, but for children who have asthma or pollen allergies, even playing outside at school can be seriously hazardous....Read more