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Playing outside can assist in a young child's process of personal development, an expert believes. Joanne Mallon, life coach and author of Toddlers: An Instruction Manual, has advised parents to make sure they engage their kids when enjoying outside spaces with them, as the more they do this, the more the little one will learn. …

Finding a quiet environment is advisable for parents hoping to encourage their children to read, an expert believes. Children's author and illustrator Jim Smith thinks that providing little ones with a space that is free of distractions will encourage them to sit down and concentrate properly on their reading material. Mr Smith – the creator …

Parents should try to make sure they buy books their children will find it easy to engage with. That is according to Jim Smith, children's author and illustrator, who believes it is vital that youngsters feel able to get involved in a story if reading is to be beneficial to their educational development. Mr Smith …

Young adults should not rush into applying to go to university as other options may be better-suited to their talents. That is the advice of Sally Wells, managing director of Thomas Education, who has urged people entering the final stages of their compulsory education to think long and hard about their next move. Ms Wells …

Parents can improve their children's development by pointing to letters and reading words aloud. This is according to a study by Ohio State University, which found that spelling and language comprehension skills advance in under-fives if mums and dads illustrate how kids are meant to read from left to right and top to bottom. Shayne …

Children could see their learning and development improve if they are allowed to use Facebook in moderation. Dr Ahmar Mahboob, a Senior Lecturer at Sydney University's linguistics department, observed literacy levels could increase if kids get involved with social media, Nine MSN reports. "I think that using Facebook or other online interactive resources can be …

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