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Two languages at home

We often hear that children are like “sponges”, and that they can learn any language easily while they are young. This is true, but only when they have lots of exposure to the language. Children can only absorb as much as they are given. This means that for your child to develop his or her … Read More

Understanding What Your Child is Saying

Learning to talk is a gradual process. It’s common for a child’s speech to become less clear as she tries to use more words with more difficult sounds, because these require more effort and motor control. Your child may in fact end up saying as little as possible during different stages of learning to talk, … Read More

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When the chores don’t get done

Doing chores can help your child learn to organize time, handle responsibility, set goals and learn various other skills. But that doesn’t mean your child will want to do them – sometimes it’s going to be a chore to get your child to do chores. To make things easier on both of you, give your … Read More

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When your toddler is upset

When toddlers get upset, it can be very hard on them and the people around them. Here are several suggestions from our experts to make things easier on everyone. Offer your child a safe quiet place to calm down, away from others, but where she knows she is not entirely alone. Help your child regain control … Read More

Why hasn’t my child begun to speak?

When it comes to a child’s language development, it’s safe to expect that by 24-months, or 30-months at the latest, the average child will be saying 50 different words and/or two-word combinations, such as “throw ball,” or “red ball.” Although most children can say simple words in their first year and small sentences by age … Read More

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Will The Outdoors Inspire My Baby’s Learning?

Why wait to take advantage of the nice weather? Take some indoor activities outdoors, as your baby develops important relationships, and learns new words. As new parents, it is important to encourage your baby to use their five senses (to touch, to see, to hear, to smell and to taste) because it encourages them to try new challenges, … Read More

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Your baby’s check-ups

When you have a new baby, doctor’s visits become a common occurrence. Knowing what to expect at these appointments can make things less stressful for you and help them run more smoothly. The following articles take you through typical visits to your health care provider from birth to six months. Your child will likely have … Read More

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Your Child and Picky Eating

Some children are picky eaters. They don’t like broccoli just because it’s green or they don’t like mushrooms because they’re mushy. Here are some suggestions for improving your child’s eating habits. First of all, don’t call your child a “picky eater,” or he may become one forever. Children’s eating habits can develop and change for … Read More

Your toddler’s social development

Every day, there are plenty of opportunities to use support the social development of your toddler while doing your routine errands. Describe your toddler’s good behaviour when you go out in public together. For example, when you are at the bank, say things like “You are being so patient while we are waiting in line”. … Read More