15 Aug · admin · No Comments

Is My Child Ready For Kindergarten

Basically, it is up to parents to determine their child’s readiness on a case by case basis, taking into consideration social and emotional readiness. This is not easy for parents. A report in “Science Daily” states that “any academic edge the child gains is short-lived: Older kindergarten students scored 24 percentage points higher that their …

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15 Aug · admin · No Comments

The Importance of Music in the Development of Infants and Toddlers

Children start to identify rhythm and move to the beats of a song, very early in life. Music provides cognitive benefits that support children’s early development. The following are reasons why music can be beneficial to the development of your child Sensory Development Music increases toddler’s sensory development. Different types of music can help create …

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8 Jul · admin · No Comments

Can your Unborn Baby Benefit from Music?

Did you know that the baby develops a functional auditory system by week 25 of gestation? Music has been credited with many things and one of them is trying to make your unborn child smarter by playing music for your unborn baby. Some studies have found that the effect of music on a fetus includes …

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18 Dec · admin · No Comments

What should parents tell their children about Santa Claus?

Question: “What should parents tell their children about Santa Claus?”Answer: Although Santa Claus is a mythical figure, his creation is based in part on a great Christian man named Saint Nicholas of Myra, who lived in the 4th century.Nicholas was born to Christian parents who left him an inheritance when they died, which he distributed to …

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3 Dec · admin · No Comments

How to Prevent Holiday Stress in Young Children (and yourself)

How to Prevent Holiday Stress in Young Children (and yourself) The Holiday season is all about fun and enjoying family but the constant hustle and bustle can be nerve- wracking for kids as it is for adults. Here are some tips can help decrease your child’s stress and make this time a happier time for …

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14 Aug · admin · No Comments

Moving With A Baby or Toddler

Moving is difficult for everybody, especially young children. To toddlers, moving is similar to having their entire world shaken. If possible, take your toddler and even your infant to visit the new location a few times before the move. You may be surprised at your toddler’s reaction. I could range from excited happiness to being …

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6 Jul · admin · No Comments

BENEFITS OF MUSIC FOR YOUR CHILDREN

Exposing children to music during early development helps them learn the sounds and meaning of words. Dancing to music helps children build motor skills while allowing them to practice self- expression. For children and adults, music helps strengthen memory skills. Infants and Music: Infants mimic sounds and start moving to the music as soon as …

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20 Jun · admin · No Comments

IS YOUR TODDLER READY FOR A BED?

Moving from a crib to his/her bed is a major milestone for a toddler. How do you insure your toddler will rest easy while you make the move? Here are a few do’s and don’ts to think about before you consider “the move” to a big boy/girl bed. Do wait until your child is developmentally …

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16 Apr · admin · No Comments

Gifted Children

How To Tell If Your Baby Is Gifted   There are no hard and fast rules to identifying giftedness in babies but children t there are certain characteristics to watch out for. A common misconception about gifted children is that their giftedness does not become apparent until after they start school. Gifted traits can be …

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1 Sep · admin · No Comments

Should I Teach My Child a Second Language?

Teaching your child a second language will bring many advantages to the child in the future. Being able to understand Dora the Explorer, watch foreign movies when they are older or sing along to the latest Europop hits can open their mind and give them a fantastic start to their life. When Mom or Dad …

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