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Here are some wonderful picture books written by Aussie authors just for the under threes. The illustrations in these books show just how talented children's book illustrators (and authors) are!   My Dream for You by Ash Barty & Jasmin McGaughey, illus. by Jade Goodwin, pub. HarperCollins h/b...

A bumper Bluey episode is about to hit screens, writes Divna Haslam. This special episode of the hit kids show will premiere on April 14. The episode will run for 28 minutes, which is four times the usual length of a Bluey episode. My kids are...

Elise Waghorn asks do we stop to consider what distressing media is doing to our kids? While much attention has been drawn to the detrimental impact of violent video games on children’s developing brains, there has been relatively little discussion regarding the negative effects of news and...

From whiteboard work to random groups, write Tracey Muir  and Peter Liljedahl, these simple fixes could get students thinking more in maths lessons Australian students’ performance and engagement in mathematics is an ongoing issue. International studies show Australian students’ mean performance in maths has steadily declined since...

On 'World Autism Understanding Day', April 2nd, Professor Andrew Cashin looks at the diversity and the definitions and what has changed. Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg describes herself as having Asperger’s while others on the autism spectrum, such as Australian comedian Hannah Gatsby, describe themselves as...

‘It’s about making our children feel proud’, report researchers Marnee Shay, Fred Cobbo, Grace Sarra and Margaret Kettle One of the priorities of the Closing the Gap reporting is that Indigenous cultures and languages are “strong, supported and flourishing”. It also calls for Indigenous students to “achieve...

From March 13, NAPLAN testing for 2024 will begin, writes Rachel Leslie. Over the following two weeks, all Australian students in years 3,5,7 and 9 are expected to sit tests in literacy and numeracy. Results are then aggregated for schools and other demographics and made public....

The Australian Breastfeeding Association (ABA) is poised to mark a significant milestone in 2024. It is celebrating 60 years of dedicated support for breastfeeding mothers and families across the nation. Ms Marshall-Cerins, the Executive Officer of ABA, emphasized the importance of reflecting on the evolving societal landscape...

 And what makes a good one? Asks Chris Speldewinde In Australia we have a long history of taking children outdoors to learn about the natural environment. But thanks to computer games, tablets and busy lifestyles, children aren’t getting as much exposure to nature as they used...