Latest Child development Stories

2009-06-01 16:53:40

For every hour they spend in the presence of an audible television, parents speak fewer words and infants are less likely to make vocalizations in response, according to a report in the June issue of Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals.

2009-05-15 09:49:32

Young children learn how to speak and understand language from the words parents speak at home and teachers speak in preschool. A new longitudinal study has found that their preschool classmates also play a part.

2009-05-15 09:42:03

A growing number of American children are enrolled in child care and questions remain about how these settings may affect them in both positive and negative ways.

2009-04-29 09:50:54

Young children think about gender in the same way they think about species of animals. They believe, for example, that a boy's preference for football is innate, as is a girl's preference for dolls, just as cats' behavior is innately different from dogs'.

2009-03-31 09:00:00

BOULDER, Colo., March 31 /PRNewswire/ -- The not-for-profit LENA Foundation is putting forth a strong presence at the 2009 Biennial Meeting of the Society of Research in Child Development (SRCD).

2009-02-17 05:00:00

Moms and dads get 'plugged in' to their child's learning milestones CHICAGO, Feb.

2009-02-09 13:21:42

Contrary to conventional wisdom, preschoolers don't move around a lot, even when they're playing outside, U.S. researchers said.

2009-02-06 11:10:10

The rate of childhood obesity has risen significantly in the United States, with many children becoming overweight at younger ages.

2008-12-03 13:27:47

Addressing the discrimination against HIV-positive teachers in Africa is a key aim of a new documentary and accompanying book being launched in Senegal today by the Partnership for Child Development based at Imperial College London.An estimated 122,000 teachers in sub-Saharan Africa are living with HIV, most of whom have not sought testing and do not know their status. Stigma inhibits teachers from being tested for HIV and many of those who know their status fear the discrimination they might...

2008-11-14 11:23:07

Adverse experiences early in life can lead to minor childhood behavior problems, which can grow into serious acts of teen violence, according to new research.

Word of the Day
  • A morbid dread of being buried alive. Also spelled 'taphiphobia'.
The word 'taphephobia' comes from Greek roots meaning 'burial' and 'fear'.