Early childhood professionals are doing what they can to offer elements of the natural environment and plenty of free play in playgrounds, writes Angela Rossmanith. Take yourself back to early childhood and notice how and where you best loved to play. Chances are that you...

Chickenpox is a mild and common childhood illness. However, pregnant women, newborn babies and people with a weakened immune system may also be at risk. Chickenpox is highly contagious to people who have never had chickenpox before, or who have not been vaccinated. You can...

Speech and language problems needn’t be a life sentence. But early intervention is important, writes Catherine Best. Every parent cherishes their child’s first words. Those meaningful, gabbled sounds that chart their development from passive infant to interacting person. Speech and language define how we engage...