In this post we share courses to help in different ways with improving the lives of children across the globe.
Help children grow and develop
The first part of solving a problem is understanding it. To help solve the problems children face we must understand how they grow and develop as infants.
Try the course Babies in Mind: Why the Parent’s Mind Matters
Find out how parents and caregivers influence children’s minds, from conception through infancy, with this free online course.
Try the course English in Early Childhood: Language Learning and Development
Discover how very young children learn English as an additional language and how you can help them progress.
Help children eat well
Good nutrition is an enormous part of helping an infant become a healthy child and then a healthy adult. The right foods can help prevent disease and ensure a child is getting all the nutrients they need to grow mentally and physically.
Try the course Infant Nutrition: from Breastfeeding to Baby’s First Solids
Find out about the importance of early nutrition covering practical tips and the science behind them.
Try the course Preventing Childhood Obesity: an Early Start to Healthy Living
Prevent childhood obesity by learning about healthy eating, physical activity, screen time and sleep for children under five.
Help children in emergencies
Along with joy children also bring a fair amount of fear – from trips and falls, to putting the wrong thing in their mouths, a child’s curiosity comes with risks. You might not be able to stop accidents happening, but you can learn how to respond appropriately.
Try the course Emergency and Urgent Care for Children: a Survival Guide
Learn to recognise and treat the most common medical and minor trauma conditions affecting children.
Try the course First Aid for Babies and Children
Learn life-saving skills to treat choking, burns, wounds or cardiac arrest in children.
Help vulnerable children
Helping children who have experienced trauma and poverty can be a difficult task, but immensely rewarding. Learn how to make a difference in children’s lives.
Try the course Caring for Vulnerable Children
Develop an understanding of some of the approaches involved in caring for vulnerable children with the course following the story of ‘Billy’ an imagined vulnerable boy.
Try the course Improving Children’s Lives: Reducing Child Poverty and Inequality Around the World
Find out why some children get a better start to life in some countries than in others and what can be learnt from the best performing countries.
Help children with learning disabilities
What’s the best way to care for a child with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD)? How can we help children with learning disabilities (LDs)? Both ASDs and LDs challenging conditions it’s crucial to have strategies in place to help children manage them.
Try the course SMART-ASD: Matching Autistic People with Technology Resources
Find out how to use technology to help children with autism and/or intellectual (learning) disabilities.
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