Toddlers

the wonder of storytelling,

Helping your child learn to read

Helping your child learn to read is undoubtedly a rewarding experience; it doesn’t matter if you view reading as an essential skill, a fabulous form of escapism or a mixture of both, there’s no denying that it is one of the most important and well-used skills we learn as children.  But just like anything else,

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the wonder of storytelling,

Helping your child to talk

Helping your child to talk can be an amazing experience; your toddler has been communicating with you since the day they were born but when they start to use words, it’s an incredibly exciting time. As with anything we try to teach our children, the key is to make it fun in order to keep

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how to help your child stay in bed

How to help your child stay in bed

How to Help Your Child Stay in Bed! Sleep, that elusive commodity!  By toddlerhood you will be hoping for a few more undisturbed nights, but then comes the move to “The Big Bed”.  Suddenly your little angel has freedom and independence at bedtime, and many are keen to make sure you don’t forget it.  If

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giving up the dummy

Giving up the dummy

Why do babies like dummies? Giving up the dummy can be a task many parents and children dread as their babies have always had their comforter with them for as long as they remember. But why to babies like dummy’s in the first place? Aside from the obvious nutritional purpose, feeding also requires close contact

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what parents can do to support their children's learning

Encourage creativity in your children

Should you encourage creativity in your children?.A couple of years ago this clip http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iG9CE55wbtY was released which shows Sir Ken Robinson, an English writer and international education in the arts advisor talking about the importance of fostering and developing children’s creativity. He quoted the case of Gillian Lynne whose love of dance had the unusually good

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the wonder of storytelling,

Does your child know their body parts?

Does your child know their body parts? Their ears, nose, eyes and mouth? Helping your child learn can be one of the most rewarding parts of parenting. As youngsters we’re like little sponges, soaking up new information every day. As parents, we’re the authority on everything as far as our children are concerned – if you

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