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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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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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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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Social skills for second graders

Social skills are important skills for second grade that your child is gaining awareness and a sense of independence. You will notice how your child is gaining more self control over his/her behaviour. 1. Begins to become more self-aware; recognizes strengths and weakness in his abilities. 2. Is gaining more self-control in her behavior and…

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Language skills for kindergartners

It’s usual for kindergartners to have tantrums or get upset when things don’t go their way. But what is important is the language skills they must acquire by the end of kindergarten. Language allows them to relive their experiences and to think about them. Here are 20 language skills that every parent could aim at instilling…

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Social skills for first graders

The social skills that are important for first grade build heavily on the social-emotional milestones that your child began to develop in kindergarten. The main focus in first grade with relation to social needs is the ability to communicate and interact. Here are 20 social skills that have been vital for first graders: 1. Shows…

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Guide to great playdates for big kids

Gone are the days when your child would be occupied with a single box of toys! As the children get older, it becomes increasingly difficult to make their free time productively. Hence, a playdate is a suitable option which allows you some ‘me’ time as well. Older kids have an increasing need to form social connections…

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Alphabets or phonics first?

As parents, we often find ourselves at the roadblock of teaching alphabet letter names or sounds first. Learning the alphabet is an essential piece of learning how to read a puzzle. Teaching the letter first has its advantages: 1. Foundation of English Language: The basis of English literacy instruction is knowledge of the alphabet. While…

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