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How Does Your Child Speak and Understand Languages?

Have you ever wondered how your child is learning, for example, learning languages? Little do we know, it’s all comes from the way we speak and how much we speak. In other words, repeating words and sentences to your child can improve their development in language and literacy—their ability to read and write. Below are … Read More


How Does Your Child Think About Family?

Family Lives Most parents love being called, Mommy or Daddy by their child. This is as essential as the hugs and kisses we give our children. Hollywood has often portrayed the traditional family as Mother (female), Father (male), and child. The evolution of family make-up has been changing for many years. More recently, we are moving towards … Read More

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How full time work/travel affects your child

Being away from your child can be very difficult for both of you.Research shows that parental absence is usually difficult initially when your child is between six months and two and a half years. If you’re away for a few days or even a few hours, you may find that your child becomes very upset … Read More

How play is good for your toddler

When children play, they are practicing skills in every area of development: thinking, solving problems, talking, moving, sensing, cooperating and making moral judgments. This natural form of learning is very similar to the real world, because instead of learning one thing at a time, children have to learn – and use – several ideas and … Read More

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Inspiring your child’s creativity

You don’t need to spend a lot of money to inspire your child’s creativity. Being creative doesn’t have to start with expensive materials from the toy or art store. Creating toys and activities for children from recyclable materials or “beautiful junk” is important for two reasons: Common household materials are an inexpensive way to provide … Read More

Is it harmful to yell at your child?

Some people might think that because they only yell at their child, and don’t do anything physical, that it’s really not that bad. But frequent, angry yelling can be as harmful as hitting your child because of the emotional hurt it causes. If you do lose your temper and yell at your child, tell your … Read More

Is your child ready for potty training?

As much as you’re looking forward to being through with dirty diapers, you can’t rush your child’s learning to use the toilet. Some children may start to be ready for potty training at 18 months others are not ready until they are about two or three years old, they don’t have the necessary physical control … Read More

Learning more than one language

Fortunately, most young children can learn two or more languages as they grow up, especially in the years before they go to school. They might show slight delays in vocabulary growth in each language at first, because they are learning two or more sets of words at once. But by the time they have reached … Read More

Learning to empathize

The ability for a preschool child to sympathize and empathize with others is influenced by a child’s experiences – how she is treated by those around her, world events that she may hear about, and by the behaviour she observes toward others. A simple definition of empathy is the ability to recognize the emotions that … Read More

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Learning to play with others

As your young child learns to play with others, she may need your help to learn what behaviour is acceptable. If you see that your child is upset when playing, encourage her to put all her emotions, particularly her frustrations, into words. Try to identify with your child’s feelings, but let her know that there … Read More