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Kids still stuck to the small screens. A study undertaken by the University's NSW Centre for Overweight and Obesity has found that as many as two thirds of NSW children are spending more than the recommended maximum of two hours per day in front of a small screen.

Kids still stuck to the small screens

Published in the Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, the survey of 11 to 15 year olds found that half of secondary school students spent 2-4 hours per day engaged in small screen recreation (ie viewing television, videos, DVDs and computer use for fun), while 32 per cent of secondary school boys and 22 per cent of secondary school girls spent more than 4 hours per day involved in these activities.

Words build children's creativity. Children who are exposed to lots of word-based stories at a young age appear to develop far more creative ideas about the future than children who experience mostly visual stories, a University of South Australia study shows.

Words build children's creativity

Participants ranging in age from 15 to 80 years took part in the study, which looked at the impact of the stories that they heard, saw or read before the age of about 10 years. Whether they were experienced through verbal family story telling, being read to or by reading for themselves, word-based stories had a different impact on young children than visual stories. Children who encountered a lot of word-based stories had more creative ideas about the type of career they might have, as well as a much greater fantasy life and more exotic ideas about how their lives might be lived, according to researcher Dr Julia de Roeper from the School of Communication.

Dr de Roeper’s findings are in accord with the comments of other researchers. Language taught best in bursts. A review also found that children learned more when they knew what they were working on and goals were made explicit.

Language taught best in bursts

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Lively Lessons: Winter Solstice

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How Your Body is Like a Factory

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How Two Non-Technical Cofounders Grew & Sold Their Startup for Millions

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The Ultimate Guide to Learning Anything Faster — The Growth List

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Leaving The Mother Tongue: Why Languages Are So Hard To Learn And Which Are Easiest

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