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Colic in Babies – Enough to make you scream!

Colic in Babies – Enough to make you scream!

We estimate that Colic affects 15 to 25 percent of families. I use the word families on purpose here because the effects of colic are not just limited to the baby; everybody in that household (be it mom, dad, or siblings) are, to some degree affected by the change in the family dynamic when an inconsolable baby is dropped into the mix.

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The Sense of Movement

The Sense of Movement

Everyone knows how important a diverse set of experiences that stimulates all five of our senses is for development. We encourage children to touch, taste, listen, look, and smell all of the things in our environment. These tactile senses are critical to our development allow us to explore and make sense of the world. But have you ever thought about your other senses?

The ones that help you move, keep you upright and let you know where your limbs are? In this blog we explore the proprioceptive system that makes it possible for us to be aware of our own movements and to perceive the location of our body parts in space without a visual reference to them.

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Tear It. Paste It.

Tear It. Paste It.

Tearing is a great workout for little fingers and one that is important for building fine motor skills in early childhood.  Here are some awesome paper tearing activity ideas that are simple and require little or no preparation.

While it may start with your toddler gleefully ripping through your toilet rolls and tearing out pages of their books (much to your frustration), tearing paper should actually be encouraged.

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Parties Are Simply the Best!

Parties Are Simply the Best!

What’s not to love about getting to spend a large portion of the day with your friends, laughing and running around celebrating life!  As a parent, however, planning and hosting your child’s birthday party can feel like an epic responsibility, even if you are as excited as they are.

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Thinking Out Of The Box

Thinking Out Of The Box

As adults, we have learned through the years that the box is merely the packaging for something more exciting, something more than the box. To a child, that box is everything they have ever wanted. It is a blank canvas, limited only by their imagination and time.

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How Do We Get Back To The Village?

How Do We Get Back To The Village?

But, the past century has drastically changed the concept of community, no matter if you live in a rural area, a suburban neighbourhood, or an urban metropolis. Families no longer co-habit as intergenerationally as they once did, especially as the appeal of the nuclear family began to increase.

Add to that the fact that extended families often fracture and live further and further apart. We are so caught up in the reality of constant “busy-ness” that  we don’t even take time to get to know our neighbours.

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Let Them Play. It’s Their Job!

Let Them Play. It’s Their Job!

Active play is such an important part of preschool children’s lives, as it builds up their self-confidence and increases their emotional well-being – physically, socially, emotionally, and developmentally. As we all know, active play is the work of a child and a major contributor to the holistic development in young children.

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x7 Secrets to Raise Happy Kids

x7 Secrets to Raise Happy Kids

I believe the children are our future, teach them well and let them lead the way. Show them all the beauty they possess inside, give them a sense of pride… …inspired by these beautiful lyrics of...

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Hang and Hit Games for Eye Hand Coordination

Hang and Hit Games for Eye Hand Coordination

You may see this skill referred to as eye-hand coordination.  It’s the control and movement of the eyes and hands that guide our reaching and grasping movements. It uses the proprioceptive system in the hand and/or legs and visual system to coordinate these movements. Read more in this blog for awesome activities that will help your children master this skill.

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Make Your Child Feel Loved

Make Your Child Feel Loved

After I tuck my kids into bed every night, I collapse on the couch, close my eyes, and sigh.  Unfortunately, with four kids, I get about 2.7 seconds of peace before one of them asks for another...

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We Love to Read!

We Love to Read!

Taking the time to read to a child can help them to discover the joy of reading. Whether it’s reading a story to little ones at bedtime or enjoying a novel together with an older child, parents and families can help boost children’s reading ability and, in turn, their learning potential.

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Let Them Play. It’s Their Job!

Let Them Play. It’s Their Job!

Active play is such an important part of preschool children’s lives, as it builds up their self-confidence and increases their emotional well-being - physically, socially, emotionally, and...

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Early Reflexes in Babies

Early Reflexes in Babies

A reflex is an involuntary movement or action their little bodies take in response to their own movement or something in the environment. Reflexes control all of those things that our body needs regulated so that we don’t even realise we are receiving information, such as heart rate and breathing. Some reflexes occur only in specific periods of development and then are integrated naturally.

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