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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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Learning milestones: Cognitive Skills- Kindergarten

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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Learning milestones: Social skills (second grade)

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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Learning milestones: Language skills (kindergarten)

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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Learning milestones: Social skills (first grade)

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 productive. Hence, 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 puzzle. Teaching the letter first has it’s advantages: 1. Foundation of English Language: The basis of English literacy instruction is knowledge of the alphabet. While it…

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Why is art important in early childhood?

  Play is the way children discover themselves – starting with their fingers, toes and gradually their whole body, mind and emotions. Play is an important part of childhood and art is one such form of play. Art is a language that allows us to express and develop our ideas and emotions; artistic activities are…

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Is pretend play good for my child?

Pretend play is when your child will start to mimic and act out familiar activities that he or she has seen you do. Role play and imagination is encouraged as your child serves food for the Teddy bear and bake muffins. Your toddler might begin imitating adult behavior such as talking on the phone, reading…

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