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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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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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Engaging toddlers in conversations

Your toddler’s language will start to ‘explode’ soon, although your child has been learning about words, sounds and back-and-forth conversations since birth. To develop language and conversation skills, toddlers need many opportunities to talk with each other, an adult, one on one and in groups. It’s a cumbersome task to engage toddlers in conversation throughout…

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Shy at school? How do I get my child to participate?

A shy child is one who is nervous in the company of others. It’s vital to stress on the fact that shyness is a personality trait and not a fault. As parents, we must avoid labeling the child shy. Understanding this is half the battle won! There’s nothing wrong with shyness. A shy child often…

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How do rhymes aid language development?

There’s a sense of nostalgia as memories come rushing back when 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 rhymes and children’s songs…

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Engaging toddlers in conversation

Your toddler’s language will start to ‘explode’ soon, although your child has been learning about words, sounds and back-and-forth conversations since birth. To develop language and conversation skills, toddlers need many opportunities to talk with each other, an adult, one on one and in groups. It’s a cumbersome task to engage toddlers in conversation throughout…

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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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10 cognitive toys for cognitive development

1. Primo toys cubetto coding toy There’s currently a strong educational focus on teaching children coding, and as a result, lots of new toys, apps, and games are available to encourage and assist with this. The Cubetto is a premium product, but it’s teaching children the basics of coding in a simple, age-appropriate, playful way. Montessori-approved…

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How do I teach my child to spell?

Here are some fun ways to teach a child how to spell: 1. Memory Game: Create a double set of word cards and play a game of ‘Spelling Word Memory’ This is done by spreading out the cards facing down and then taking turns flipping two cards at a time to find a pair. 2….

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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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