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Toddler development

9 Reasons Picture Books are Important for Young Children

Picture books are part of children’s lives and most parents will start reading to their children from age 0. We all know that reading to children is good for their learning and development, but why are picture books so important?

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The Importance of Personalised Story Books

You may think that personalised storybooks for kids are just a gimmicky present, targeted at Aunties, Uncles, Grannies, Grandpa’s etc as an easy solution for a present. Yes, that is part of the story, but there is more to it than just a great present, they actually help children learn….

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How to manage screen-time

Only About Children together with Dr Kristy Goodwin share 6 helpful questions that you can address to determine if your child’s screen-time is healthy or detrimental, and to help you encourage appropriate screen-time habits at home.

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Exploring the benefits of sensory play

Sensory play is an important part of childhood development to help them understand the world around them. Understand what sensory play is and the benefits.

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Toddler Language Development

Language milestones depend on your toddler’s genetic abilities and the environment in which they are exposed to. Some toddlers are happy to babble away, while others wait until they have mastered the words in their head and then feel confident enough to speak them.

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Loving, learning and growing in the first twelve months

The first twelve months with a baby can be scary and challenging but with a little bit of support and guidance you can worry less and enjoy more.

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The importance of choosing the right childcare

Children in the right childcare can benefit from unique development opportunities, growing a love of lifelong learning and building school readiness.

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The Importance of Early Education in the Early Years

Discover why early education is important in the first five years of your child's life and how a quality early learning program can make a difference.

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5 Ways Your Child Can Benefit From Playgroup

Playgroup gives parents the opportunity to play and interact with their child. Provides a great space for social interaction. Allows time for parents to share their experiences, ideas and to support one another.

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When should my child learn to read?

Learning to read is an essential part of a child’s development. It may be surprising to discover the simple activities that can lead to reading success!

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Toilet Training

How will I know my child is ready to be toilet trained? Once your child begins to show they are recognising their bodily functions, this is a good time to think about starting toilet training.

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A Nurturing Approach to Early Learning

Research on brain development and learning confirms how crucial the early years are in a child’s learning and development. Eighty-five per cent of the foundation for a child’s intellect, personality and skills is formed by age 5. Placing your child in a carefully selected early learning environment will enable them to flourish - supporting decision-making, encouraging involvement, and promoting independence.

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Reasons why role playing is important for your child

The benefits of role playing among kids are fundamental in enhancing skills required for healthy development. It is no wonder child therapists use role play therapy to help children going through difficult situations and even to treat conditions such as autism.

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Toilet training the strong-willed child

Whether you are toilet training, eating vegetables, or trying to get dressed in the morning, the strong-willed child can put our patience to the test.

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Repetition and child development

In early childhood, repetition forms the basis for learning, skill development, and accomplishment.

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Supporting toddler speech

All children develop at different ages, so Jack n' Jill have compiled some ideas to support and encourage that first word.

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How to recognise and support sensitive periods in your child’s development

Recognising sensitive periods in your child’s development may be easier than you think. Have you ever wondered why your child wants to repeat the same song or story a million times? It may drive you crazy, but these are classic symptoms of sensitivity.

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8 basic reading skills your child needs before starting school

Parents play a significant role in preparing their children for future academic success. Studies show that the single most important predictor of overall success in school was the amount children were read to as toddlers.

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Know your child and toilet train in just days

This talk helps you to truly understand your child's inherent needs, their strengths and weaknesses from as early as one year old.

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Is my child ready to start toilet training?

"When do I start toilet training?" is one of the main questions parents ask, and toilet training readiness can be the key contributing factor for months of delay, simply because parents didn't know. Just knowing what to avoid can save lots of time, tears and frustrations.

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Introducing the toddler cup

Drinking from a toddler cup requires unique and different skills in gaining control over their mouth; throat, tongue and lips. Here's some tips on how to introduce a toddler cup.

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Your guide to starting toilet training

The following guide aims to share information around when your toddler may be ready and willing to participate in toilet training and provides ideas on how to support them through this developmental stage.

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Toddler play – A new understanding

Frustrated by your toddler and their seemingly aimless and destructive play – pulling, pushing, banging, dropping?

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