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Nurseries that highlight people's gender tend to promote stereotypical views in children, according to an American study.

The best way to address children's desires and fears is to ask the children themselves, where taking risks is concerned, says Cyndy Hawkins.

Government poverty adviser Frank Field is to call for all children to be given parenting classes at school when he presents recommendations from his review into poverty to education secretary Michael Gove.

The review of the Early Years Foundation Stage might consider the option of an increased emphasis on personal, social and emotional development and communication and language, according to Communication Champion Jean Gross.

A groundbreaking way of measuring the well-being and quality of life of children in the UK has been devised by the Children's Society.

Adults should not impose their own preconceptions of what is natural or innocent on children's play, argue Sue Grieshaber and Felicity McArdle.

The upcoming review of the Early Years Foundation Stage needs to look carefully at worldwide studies of effective pre-school approaches, says Oli de Botton of the CfBT Education Trust.

Only meaningful dialogue between the Government and the early years sector will avoid ideological swings in policy and achieve a balanced approach to reform of the EYFS, say Margaret Edgington, Richard House and Kim Simpson of the Open EYE Campaign.

Watching television in early childhood increases the risk of belowaverage school performance and poor health at the age of ten, according to new research.

Leaving babies to cry themselves to sleep can harm their brain development, childcare expert Penelope Leach has claimed.