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Play families: Using toys to open up communication with your child activity icon

Education & Development 

Play families: Using toys to open up communication with your child

Children can communicate well using toys to express themselves. Use this activity with your child so that they can open up about how they are feeling. 

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Float or sink?: Explore your child’s ideas about the physical world activity icon

Education & Development 

Float or sink?: Explore your child’s ideas about the physical world

Will an object float or sink? Use this easy activity to explore your child's understanding of the physical world.

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Knickerbocker glory: Explore healthy eating

Use this simple and fun activity to teach your child about healthy eating.

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Health, Sports & Psychology 

Investigating Psychology

Investigate the conceptual and historical issues in Psychology with this interactive feature.

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Methods of studying children: the background article icon

Education & Development 

Methods of studying children: the background

How do psychologists study child development? This article inspired by the OU/BBC series 'Child of our Time' explores...

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Does Inside Out accurately capture the mind of an 11-year-old girl? A child psychologist weighs in article icon

Health, Sports & Psychology 

Does Inside Out accurately capture the mind of an 11-year-old girl? A child psychologist weighs in

Is it enough to use Joy, Sadness, Fear, Disgust and Anger to portray a pre-pubescent child's behaviour?

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When do children develop a sense of gender? article icon

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When do children develop a sense of gender?

Young children are flexible about their ideas of gender - but, for most, that flexibility soon vanishes. When do ideas about gender become fixed in children's minds?

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Free course: Childhood in the digital age

Try our free course, Childhood in the Digital Age, to get an idea of what it's like to study at the OU and take it further by exploring learning, digital identity, child psychology and development.

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