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What Daddy did for me — he hired a tutor to teach ‘fun’

Lord Puttnam claims that Britain’s rich kids are among its most deprived. He has a point

What you can do to keep your kids reading

Many parents have fond memories of their children hanging on to every word of a bedtime story.

Time to be brave on obesity and child health

he scandal of child ill-health is a long-standing, growing and urgent challenge. It should be matter of shame that a child’s health is so closely linked to

A recipe for child neglect

Morbidly obese children are being taken into care. But are their parents really to blame? Katie Glass meets the loving mums and dads desperate to help their

Why cleanliness is ruining kids’ health

Put the handwash down. Exposure to some microbes can help immunity and prevent allergies, say leading scientists

Computer games ‘benefit children’, study finds

Children who play video games in moderation are more sociable, less aggressive, have fewer emotional problems and do better at school than their peers, Oxford University research

Children mourn the death of boardgames

Board games such as snakes and ladders, ludo and chess are falling out of favour because children are too busy playing with technology, according to a study.

Schoolgirl devises computer game to help detect dyslexia

A schoolgirl’s idea to use computer games to screen children for dyslexia has won the support of entrepreneurs and a leading charity.

Schools ‘should use video games in class’

Games industry guru says we could all learn from Angry Birds

Inside the school that saves damaged and neglected children

As a young boy, Josh was left to scavenge for food while his parents partied. By the time he was adopted, he had become violent. That’s when