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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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Prime time fun: Alternatives to TV (ages 5 to 8) -10 activities to keep them engaged!

It requires a lot of patience, attention and energy to entertain children between 5-8 years of age. As parents, we want to give our children unconditional love and strengthen the parent-child bond. One of the ways this can be done is by spending more time with them; here are the best 10 activities to do…

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How to tell if your child is happy at school

“I don’t want to go to school today!”, could be what your toddler might tell you on a Monday morning followed by crying, protesting and clinging. Often these symptoms coupled with ‘faking sickness’ could be one of the reasons to believe that your child may not be happy at school. Let’s find out ways to…

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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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What are phonics, why are they important, and how do I teach them to my child?

Phonics very simply put is using letter sounds to help you read words. Most schools use phonics to teach reading. Research shows that teaching reading through phonics enables a child to read at a faster pace. Children at school begin developing their listening skills through the sound of words. Building words from sounds uses the…

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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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Secrets for teaching the toddler to share

“Sharing is caring,” it’s a phrase that we parents have grown up listening to and often pass it on to our children. Children follow from those around and pick up cues from the adults they witness in their immediate environment. As parents we must respect their need and desires and acknowledge the same.   5…

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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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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 learning the alphabet. While some kids learn…

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