Why rocking out at home is good for your kids

Great podcasts for parents and carers

Fri 8 July 2016

10 mins

Do you and your kids like to play a bit of air guitar to Def Leppard? Do you sing together in the shower? There has been plenty of research into the impact of formal music education on children’s development, but what about the informal ways we use music in our homes?

Margaret Barrett is the Head of School of Music at the University of Queensland, and she says that this kind of musical experience also plays a big role in our children’s development and sense of identity.

Listen to more Education & Learning segments

How to teach children about gender, diversity and the impacts of bullying

When you’ve grown up in a hetero-normative world, you may find some questions tricky to answer What’s the difference between sex and gender? What are gender stereotypes? What does it…
19 mins

Maggie Dent: Helping little boys start school

Next year will be a big one for many, with sons starting school for the first time Much-loved parenting educator and author Maggie Dent drops into the studio to give…
15 mins

Understanding the way your baby or child moves

Every child develops at a different rate. If you’ve ever been part of a mother’s group you will have noticed how some will sit, crawl and walk at different times…
17 mins

What is it like to have a gifted child?

This week SBS launched a new reality TV show. Child Genius is the search for Australia’s smartest kid And while there seems to be plenty of dramatic edits, it sounds…
9 mins

Why we should teach kids there are lots of ways to be smart

Not every child can excel at maths or reading, and a new book by author Davina Bell and illustrator Allison Colpoys celebrates all the many ways kids can be smart…
10 mins

More than fun and games: How outside play can make your child more resilient

Childhood has changed a lot since parents were kids. Free outdoor play and exploration has been dramatically reduced Griffin Longley from Nature Play WA says that nature-play gives children a…
16 mins