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Language development, benefits, those toddlers must know

How do rhymes aid language development? There’s a sense of nostalgia as memories come rushing back. As parents, we hear our children recite rhymes like, ‘Twinkle, Twinkle little star’ or ‘Johny Johny yes papa’. Let’s see how rhymes aid in language development: 1. Awareness of speech sounds: The cadence, rhyme, and repetition of words in nursery…

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10 Picture books your child will love!

1. Boynton’s Greatest hits: these are a series of 4 books which are Blue hat, Green hat; A to Z; Doggies and La La La! These are short and easy books which are perfect for toddlers in terms of content, size, cheerful colors, silly animals, few words. In the words of Sandra Boynton, it’s true,…

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Separation anxiety when starting preschool

It’s always difficult to say goodbye to your little one on the first day of school. But it’s time to wipe your tears of grief (or relief!) as your toddler is about to begin school and foster new relationships, some of which will last a lifetime. They’re about to acquire and master skills, absorb knowledge…

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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…

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Improving spoken English: 10 tips that work!

1. Reading a habit: Parents can begin by making reading a habit for their toddlers. At a specific time, such as ‘bedtime’ the child and parent read together. While a child snuggle to their parent, the warmth and coziness makes them enjoy the book and concentrate better. This expands vocabulary which surely improves language. 2….

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Raising a toddler who doesn’t share

5 Creative activities that promote sharing: 1. Co-operative art: Your toddler and his friend get paper plates to decorate. They can make a face with the materials provided. Place decorative craft materials such as feathers, pom poms, and yarn on several small plates for the children to share. To encourage children to pass items to each other,…

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9 Tips to raise a reader

If they are able to foster this in their children then they are more likely to learn the mechanics of reading—like letter sounds and how to blend them. With screen time slowly taking centre stage, more effort and creativity is required to develop your child’s love for books.     Make it a habit: Parents…

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5 ways to encourage reluctant readers

Reluctant readers are those who are hesitant to read. One who does not show interest in reading can also be a reluctant reader. Our task as parents is to encourage them in various ways to be confident readers. The reasons for being reluctant could be because they have difficulty in reading, unwilling to read or…

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How to teach your child the alphabet?

How to teach your child the alphabet? Teaching the alphabet lays the foundation for reading and writing. While his/her little hands get strengthened with other activities, there will come a day when you will have to teach your little one the letters. By the age of 2 or 3, children begin to show interest in…

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Best Short Stories for Kids

Fables as they are called, are short fictional stories that feature animals and other legendary beings to which the kids can related to. Today, we take you through some of the best short stories for kids. Fables are educational and fun for children since they lead to a particular moral at the end. You can start…

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