Understanding the implications of enabling children to grow into healthy, happy, educated and inquiring adults, in safety and free from adversity.

Mild-to-moderate hearing loss in children leads to changes in how brain processes sound

01 October 2019

Deafness in early childhood is known to lead to lasting changes in how sounds are processed in the brain, but new research published today in ...

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Hadza children engaged in cooking play

Gendered play in hunter-gatherer children strongly influenced by community demographics

26 September 2019

The gendered play of children from two hunter-gatherer societies is strongly influenced by the demographics of their communities and the gender...

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Unhappy mothers talk more to their baby boys, study finds

03 September 2019

Mothers who are dissatisfied with their male partners spend more time talking to their infants – but only if the child is a boy, according to a...

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Prenatal parental stress linked to behaviour problems in toddlers

06 August 2019

Expectant parents’ emotional struggles predict emotional and behavioural problems in 2-year-olds, new research shows. The same study reveals, for...

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High levels of oestrogen in the womb linked to autism

29 July 2019

Scientists have identified a link between exposure to high levels of oestrogen sex hormones in the womb and the likelihood of developing autism....

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Bereaved children missing out on vital support in UK schools, study finds

18 June 2019

Support for bereaved children in schools is patchy and inadequate, and teachers feel they lack the skills to help, according to a report from the...

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Children from disadvantaged backgrounds and certain ethnic minorities do less vigorous physical activity

28 May 2019

Children from disadvantaged backgrounds and certain ethnic minority backgrounds, including from Pakistani and Bangladeshi backgrounds, have lower...

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Research at the chalk face: connecting academia and schools

25 March 2019

Researchers in Cambridge’s Faculty of Education are working with teachers to improve the experience of learning in the East of England – and boost...

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A new educational initiative – Roots – makes music a priority

25 March 2019

Cambridge researchers and musicians are helping to support schools in Cambridgeshire to deliver high quality and sustainable music provision over...

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