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Three Key Ways You Can Shape Your Child's Development

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The way your child negotiates their first five years of life can have a massive impact upon their future prospects. Even before kids reach school age, their verbal and problem-solving abilities will largely have been established. At that stage, they will either have the right grounding to flourish in the educational system or be at a permanent disadvantage relative to their peers. This has been born out by study after study.…

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Choo-choo-sing to explore transport topics with your children

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Kids often love exploring the idea of transport and go through stages of being obsessed with train, planes and other forms of transport. This can be a great topic to focus on for a week at child care, as there is a range of interesting child-friendly activities within the theme of transportation.  Train sets Playing with train sets can be a great activity for kids. It can help kids to improve their dexterity and fine motors skills.…

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Dealing With Speech Regressions in Children

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Many children will regress in their speech skills at different points in their development. This can be very worrying for parents and carers but does not necessarily mean there is a cause for concern. Here are three common issues which can cause speech delays.  Emotional issues such as the birth of a sibling  When a sibling is born, much of the focus in the family goes to the new child. It is very normal for a child to regress in their speech and take on more ‘baby-like’ characteristics.…

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Celebrating Valentine's Day at preschool

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Valentine’s Day is all about celebrating love. Preschools can introduce the topic of love and Valentine’s celebrations in an inclusive way that talks about all the kinds of love we have in our life, including parents, carers from the child care centre and peers.  Cards for class mates and carers Rather than placing pressure on busy working parents to buy or create Valentine’s cards for the whole class, you can do some inclusive activities in class where everyone gets to make a card for a secret (and randomly selected) Valentine.…

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