preschool development

Preschool development

It is the mantra often uttered by parents and health professionals all over the globe that children develop at different rates, but it is useful to know the milestones your child should have reached by a certain age. This is especially true with preschool development as it is beneficial to address any potential learning difficulties

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Warts and verruca

Warts are small, rough stumps that often develop on the skin of the hands and feet, although they can form anywhere on the body. Warts can develop in clusters or on their own and can vary in appearance, they are not cancerous. Verrucas are warts that usually develop on the soles of the feet. What

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Head lice and treatment

Head lice are tiny wingless insects that live in human hair and they commonly affect children. When fully grown they are the size of a sesame seed, they cannot jump, fly or swim and are passed from one infected person to the next through head contact. Head lice infestation is not down to poor hygiene

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what is your child looking at online

What is your child looking at online?

What is your child looking at online? Are you aware what they’re up to while they’re glued to their laptop or smart phone? After hearing horror stories of children being bullied online, forming eating disorders from pro-anorexia websites or being groomed by adults posing at children with the intention of meeting up for sex, most

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reading no longer a popular pastime among children

Reading to your children

Reading to your children is promoted widely, seemingly from the moment they arrive kicking and screaming into the world. There are even books aimed at the tiniest babies, barely capable of focusing on the black and white patterns and smiley cartoon faces. But what are the benefits of reading with little ones, and are they

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Toddler sleep problems

You have countless reasons to be proud of your toddler but sleeping at night may not be one of them. Dark circles under your eyes are testament to your nocturnal awakenings and while your friend was smugly telling of her newborn who already sleeps through, you were busy contemplating how long you’d get for forcibly

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