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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 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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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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Rhymes: 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 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.  …

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Language development, benefits, those toddlers must know

Rhymes : 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: Awareness of speech sounds: The cadence, rhyme, and repetition of…

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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 Moo,Baa,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 truly, ‘Serious…

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