EDITOR’S PICKS

  • Download the full checklist CHILDMAGS.COM.AU BACK-TO-SCHOOL CHECKLIST

  •   The First Book of Bush Sounds by Fred Van Gessel, New Holland Publishers h/b RRP $24.99 Ages3+. (Other board books by this author feature wild and backyard birds) Twelve Australian bush animals have been selected by Fred Van Gessel to engage young kids in...

  • Researcher Fatemeh Aminpour, reports that conflict is one of the main barriers to children’s play during school recess.  Here are 6 school design tips to keep the peace Research has found students experience an average of one conflict at recess every three minutes. My own...

  • For many of us, catching COVID and isolating at home can be a lonely, scary and distressing experience, writes Louise Stone. For those with a pre-existing mental illness, it can be even more difficult. The following strategies are designed to help you look after your...

  • Researchers have warned that children and adolescents must not be left behind in Australia’s COVID-19 recovery plans given the negative indirect impacts of the pandemic on this age group detailed in a new brief and research review by the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute. Research at...

  • Schools can expect a year of disruption, write Elizabeth J Edwards and Marilyn Campbell There’s just over a week to go before term one starts across the country – except in Queensland which has pushed back the start of the school year. We are yet...

Celebrating Mothers

  • Half of women over 35 who want a child don’t end up having one, or have fewer than they planned, writes Karin Hammarberg. At age 35, one in four Australian women and one in three men were hoping to have a child or more children...

  • Just don’t douche! write Naomi Strout and Mathew Leonardi. Researchers in the UK recently discovered a rapid test that checks the vaginal microbiome and can detect risks of preterm birth. Usually, tests to check the microbiome are complicated and it takes a long time to...

  • Associate Professor Joshua Vogel, Dr Meghan Bohren , Katherine EddyandRana Islamiah Zahroh, look at why Pre-eclampsia and eclampsia are dangerous disorders causing high blood pressure during pregnancy. After haemorrhage, they are the second leading direct cause of death among pregnant or recently pregnant women –...

  • IVF success rates have improved significantly over the last 10 years, a new report by UNSW medical researchers has shown. The live birth rate per initiated IVF cycle in women using their own eggs has increased by 18% overall, with even steeper improvements in older...

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