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2021 Our first educational building blocks: the role of the home

The family represents the first, and likely most influential, learning context for children's acquisition of language, knowledge, skills, an...

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2021 Exploring the socio-economic determinants of educational inequalities in diarrhoea among under-five children in low- and middle-income countries: a Fairlie decomposition analysis

What explains the underlying causes of educational inequalities in diarrhoea among under-five children in low- and middle-income countries (...

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2021 Viewpoint: Hacking childhood: will future technologies undermine, or enable, optimal early childhood development?

It's 2041. Children born during the COVID-19 pandemic are graduating (virtually). For several decades, the internet has been part of everyda...

2020 Understanding the influence of 24-hour movement behaviours on the health and development of preschool children from low-income South African settings: the SUNRISE pilot study

Background: The International Study of Movement Behaviours in the Early Years, SUNRISE, was initiated to assess the extent to which young ch...