Social behaviours – do you have a child aged 3-5?

Cara Swit, a Senior Lecturer in the School of Health Sciences is exploring parent’s perceptions of their children’s social behaviours. Read on and find a link to the survey below.

What are some of the social and non-social behaviours that parents observe preschool age children using? How do parents intervene in non-social behaviours such as aggression? Are parents equipped with the knowledge and skills to foster healthy social relationships in their young children? How can parents be better supported in understanding young children’s social development? This project is an opportunity for parents of children between the ages of 3-5 to share their perceptions about young children’s social development.

Parents are critical influences on children’s development of social behaviours during early childhood. Young children have been seen modelling similar behaviours used by adults and may even internalise societal and cultural standards of behaviours. Knowing more about parent’s perceptions and responses to young children’s social behaviours will provide important knowledge about the types of information and resources that can be developed to better support them in fostering healthy social relationships for their child.

This project is seeking parents of children between the ages of 3-5 years to take part in a 15 minute online survey. If you meet this criteria, you can participate in this survey by clicking the link provided and also share the survey link with your friends, whānau, and colleagues. All responses are voluntary and anonymous.

Complete the survey here>

Fun day for tamariki 5 Oct – ‘What’s in our waterways?’

The CAREX team are hosting a Tamariki day in conjunction with Te Taumutu Rūnunga at one of our waterway research and demonstration sites in Springston, on Thursday October 5th (10am – 2pm).

The theme of the day is “What’s in our waterways?” and the tamariki will have the opportunity to be freshwater explorers and scientists for the day. Staff from our CAREX team (www.carex.org.nz) and postgraduates from the Freshwater Ecology Research Group in the School of Biological Sciences will lead the activities, including water quality monitoring, freshwater bug and fish identification, and a scavenger hunt through the wetland at the top of the waterway in the morning. In the afternoon, we will learn to weave harakeke/flax with Liz Brown (UC AVC Māori), with whom we have co-developed this outreach day.

Kristy Hogsden

Do you have a child between the ages of 3-5?

Cara Swit, a Senior Lecturer in the School of Health Sciences is exploring parent’s perceptions of their children’s social behaviours.

What are some of the social and non-social behaviours that parents observe preschool age children using? How do parents intervene in non-social behaviours such as aggression? Are parents equipped with the knowledge and skills to foster healthy social relationships in their young children? How can parents be better supported in understanding young children’s social development? This project is an opportunity for parents of children between the ages of 3-5 to share their perceptions about young children’s social development.

Parents are critical influences on children’s development of social behaviours during early childhood. Young children have been seen modelling similar behaviours used by adults and may even internalise societal and cultural standards of behaviours. Knowing more about parent’s perceptions and responses to young children’s social behaviours will provide important knowledge about the types of information and resources that can be developed to better support them in fostering healthy social relationships for their child.

This project is seeking parents of children between the ages of 3-5 years to take part in a 15 minute online survey. If you meet this criteria, you can participate in this survey by clicking the link provided. Please also share the survey link with your friends, whānau, and colleagues. All responses are voluntary and anonymous.

Complete the survey here

Fair Trade spreads across campus

We support Fair TradeGreat news! Café 101 and Reboot have joined the Fair Trade journey, meaning that anywhere on campus you choose to have your coffee or hot chocolate now, you’ll be helping to ensure workers in developing countries are receiving basic humanitarian services. Think – good health, clean water, decent wages and schooling for their children. All those things we just take for granted.