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According to new studies Babies who were diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) showed a lower level of brain activity in response to 'social' videos of people playing 'peek-a-boo' and 'incy-wincy spider', as well as laughing, coughing, yawning or crying.

NSW Health has issued a warning for an outbreak of measles after an unvaccinated baby from South East Asia has contracted the disease in Sydney.

Over a course of a year a 16-year-old Australian school boy, from Melbourne, hacked into Apple servers, stole 90GB of secure files and accessed customer accounts, using a system of "computerises tunnels online bypassing systems".

Following a study, that 4-year-olds showed improved reading skills after 13 and a half hours of phonics lessons, researchers are calling for phonics lessons to be rolled during preschool.

Staff-to-child ratios could be scrapped and Educator qualifications relaxed after a Senate report questioned the evidence for stringent regulation within the early childhood industry.

Well known Chef and Restaurateur, Jamie Oliver has slammed Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull for his government's inaction on childhood obesity.

To develop children's speech and language skills it's important to talk to children. New Studies suggest that how you talk to children matters just as much as how long you spend talking to children.

Educators will strike again for equal pay, on the 5th September, the fourth in 18 months, demanding equal pay is taken seriously at the next election.


A child from Moonee Ponds, Melbourne was watching Peppa Pig on YouTube Kids while her mother was taking a conference call. Halfway through the episode, the character's voices disappeared and footage of a man kneeling about to be beheaded was being played. The mother just managed to switch it off before her child could see the gruesome clip.

Rapids is a storytelling app from Amazon, it uses a playful chat style for children. Each story has a text message dialogue between characters and readers can interact with the dialogue by clicking on the next chat bubble in the story’s sequence.

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