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Child development

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Relationships & child development | Raising Children Network

Loving relationships with parents and carers are critical in early child development. These relationships shape the way children see the world. Read more.

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Boredom, play & child development | Raising Children Network

Boredom is great for play and child development. This video explains how children have to use problem-solving and creative thinking when they’re bored.

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Child development: the first five years | Raising Children Network

The first five years of life are critical for child development. Find out how your child’s experiences and relationships shape the way your child develops.

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Child Development Birth to 12 months | Starting Blocks

Facts for new parents on the important developmental milestones from birth to 12 months old.

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Child's Development Birth to 4 months | Starting Blocks

Facts for new parents on the developmental milestones from birth to 4 months old.

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Child's Development 1 to 2 years | Starting Blocks

Facts for new parents on the important developmental milestones from 1 to 2 years old.

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Child's Development 3 to 5 years | Starting Blocks

Facts for new parents on the important developmental milestones from 3 to 5 years old.

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Child's Development 2 to 3 years | Starting Blocks

Facts for new parents on the important developmental milestones from 2 to 3 years old.

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Child development in first 8 years: video | Raising Children Network

Child development and learning in the first eight years lays foundations for life. Development happens through play and interactions, as this video shows.

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Child development from 5-6 years | Raising Children Network

At 5-6 years, expect tricky emotions, friendships and social play, lots of talk, improved physical coordination, and more. Get tips for child development.

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