7 DIY Father’s Day gifts that your child can make for Superdad

Father’s Day is around the corner and it’s time to show him some love. Let him know how special he is with these creative DIY Father’s Day gift that he can show off to his friends! It also gives your kids an opportunity to explore their creative side. All these gifts are crafted with love,…

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Is my child left-handed or right-handed?

Very young children often use both hands equally. Hand preference in the early years seems to rely on which hand is closer to the desired object; for example, a toddler may reach for a toy on their left side with their left hand because of convenience, regardless of future hand preference. Most children start showing…

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How do I get my child started? What are pre-writing skills and how to I teach them?

Research shows that children who are well-prepared for their first year of school have a much better chance of settling in and succeeding in school, giving them a significant head start for later years. Apart from basic skills such as listening and following simple instructions, communicating their needs, they should also be able to understand…

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Teaching respect to children

As parents, we often face the issue of discipline. How do we teach our children to respect? 1. Model respectful behaviour: The key is to show them how to respect and not tell them. By showing, we demonstrate how we want them to behave. When we parent respectfully, our kids will grow with a solid…

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Fun facts for children

ANIMAL FACTS: 1. Snakes smell with their tongues. 2. Butterflies don’t have teeth. They eat only liquids, sucking their food up with something like a straw. 3. Horses and cows sleep while standing up. 4. Honeybees have hair all over their bodies, like dogs and cats. Do you think it tickles? 5. Locusts have leg muscles…

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5 ways to get your child active

We all know that children need to be active every day. They are supposed to get 60 minutes of physical activity a day. It sounds an easy goal while reading it, but not so once you get down to implementing it! The key is finding healthy ways to keep them active. 1. Outdoor Sports: A sports class…

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How much exercise does my child need?

How much is enough? Physical activity guidelines for toddlers recommend that each day they: 1. Get at least 30 minutes of structured (adult-led) physical activity. 2. Get at least 60 minutes of unstructured (free play) physical activity. 3. Not be inactive for more than 1 hour at a time except when sleeping. What Kids Can…

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10 activities to keep the children engaged!

It requires a lot of patience, attention and energy to entertain children between 5-8 years of age. As parents, we want to give our children unconditional love and strengthen the parent-child bond. One of the ways this can be done is by spending more time with them; here are the best 10 activities to do…

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Reading and writing: First grade

The number of words your first grader can read and spell increases dramatically during this year. Children can achieve this through lots of practice, at school and at home. Through talking with adults, listening to books read aloud, and discussing everyday experiences, they continue to develop the language skills that help them learn to read…

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Cognitive skills for kindergartners

Kindergarten children are very active explorers of their environment. They are interested in everything and their desire to learn is limitless. Described by Piaget as “little scientists” and by many researchers as “sponges,” they are ready, willing and able to learn. Here are the 20 cognitive milestones for kindergarteners: 1. They know a lot of…

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