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Finding the Right Day Care Centre for Your Autistic Child

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Having a child with special needs, specifically something like autism, can make finding a child care centre difficult. There are some centres that have guidelines for enrollment, such as requiring that they are potty trained, which your child may not have achieved yet. Some centres may also have limited slots for special needs or may not work with children with autism. If you are struggling to find the right option for your child and your family, here are a few key points to finding the right centre for you.…

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How to prepare your child for school in the new year

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As the current year draws to a close, both you and your child will be excited about taking a break and enjoying the holidays. However, the holidays tend to go by fast. Before you know it, your child will be required to report back to school for the new semester. Many parents get caught off guard when a new school term begins. They may rush to prepare their children at the last minute, causing unnecessary stress.…

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Ensuring School Readiness for your Child

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If your child is just about to start preschool for the first time, the experience can be quite overwhelming. You obviously want what is best for your child, but you also need to balance between trusting their teachers to do the right thing. In addition, it will be a completely new experience for your child and it may take them sometime to get used to school life. Ensuring school readiness is therefore a teamwork effort.…

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Early Learning: 3 Kinds of Activity Offered By a Child Care Centre

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As a parent with a young toddler, the time will arrive when it is time to take them to their first early learning class. Early learning is an important part of the developmental process. The early education sessions are designed to expose your child to a range of different fundamental skills. The early learning sessions at your local childcare centre will also provide you with the ideal chance for you to introduce your child to other kids so they can begin learning how to socialise.…

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Starting Child Care: How to Minimise Separation Anxiety

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Taking your child to a daycare center for the first time can cause separation anxiety in your child. Several measures can help to reduce the magnitude of that separation anxiety. This article discusses some of those helpful measures. Control Your Feelings Children are very sensitive to the attitudes and feelings of their parents or caregivers. It is therefore very important for you to be positive as you take your child to the daycare center for the first time.…

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Five Safety Tips to Keep in Mind When Hiring and Employing Nannies

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If you are hiring a nanny, there are numerous steps you can take to ensure your child is as safe as possible. Wondering what to keep in mind? Here’s a look at five tips to help you: 1. Trust your instincts When you are hiring anyone to work with your kids, it’s critical to trust your instincts. If something in you cries, “no” to a particular candidate, you should honour that feeling, regardless of the nanny’s credentials on paper.…

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2 Props You Can Use To Help Your Child Transition To Day Care

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Transitioning from being home with you to starting day care can be tough for young kids. Their routine will change, they’ll miss you, and they may not understand why they now attend day care. You can make their transition smoother by helping them understand what to expect and getting them excited about the fun things they’ll do at day care. Here are two props you can use at home to help your child see day care as a positive experience:…

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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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