Is Playtime Good for Children?

Worried that your children have too much playtime? Don’t be – it could help set them up for academic and career success. A study by researchers at Deakin University found that play-based learning, or learning set in the context of play, can foster children’s ability in exploring, experimenting and solving problems in “imaginative and playful … Continue reading “Is Playtime Good for Children?”

Kids’ Vitamin Gummies: Unhealthy, Poorly Regulated and Exploitative

Ken Harvey, Monash University; Eliza Li, Monash University; Rosemary Stanton, UNSW, and Stuart Dashper, University of Melbourne There are many brands of kids’ “gummies” on the market. They are promoted as deliciously flavoured and a great way for growing bodies (and fussy eaters) to get the nutrients they need. The “active” ingredients are usually listed … Continue reading “Kids’ Vitamin Gummies: Unhealthy, Poorly Regulated and Exploitative”