Archive | Development

30 May 2013 ~ 0 Comments

‘Counting’ by Kiddom

‘Counting’ App by kiddom Areas for child development:- Counting Develops skills of one to one correspondence as it promotes touch counting. Kids touch and can move the objects while counting. Sorting skills / making sets Children have to count a certain item, within a group of other items. I love that this encourages set making and [...]

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15 May 2013 ~ 4 Comments

DIY Phonics Flip Board

How to make your own Phonics flip board. What you need: Spiral bound Note book Pens Scissors How to construct: Turn the book landscape with the spirals at the top. Split the book into  3 equal sized columns and cut the columns all the way to the top.   Write all the consonants on the [...]

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31 July 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Enhancing concentration

Concentration All children have different levels of concentration. Some children can focus for longer periods of time than others. There are many influencing factors that can affect our levels of concentration. To help your child:- Avoid distractions Children are easily distracted. To focus your child’s attention, when doing homework for example, ensure to keep distractions [...]

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06 March 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Fundanoodle: Using the I can Bead, Lace, Rip, Trace! Multi-Activity Kit.

Fundanoodle http://www.fundanoodle.com/ The beading activity in this kit is wonderful. The beads are perfectly sized for small hands. The box includes pipe cleaners, shoe laces and yarn for threading the beads. The Kindergarten children loved making their own necklaces. In the pack there are patterns to follow. The girls loved following these patterns to make [...]

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17 January 2012 ~ 0 Comments

How and why routine is good for you and your child

Why do kids need routine? 1. It is essential for successful school experience. 2. Helps with a child’s behaviour. Less tantrums occur when a child can predict what is coming next. 3. Helps mums and dads get some well deserved ‘me time.’ 4. Encourages healthy eating habits. 5. Leads towards better sleep patterns. Children need [...]

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19 December 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Why you shouldn’t compare your child to other children

Comparing your child to another is as harmful and hurtful as someone comparing you with the most ‘perfect’ super model in the world. It makes you feel inferior, worthless, inadequate and sad. Every child is special and unique Children develop at their own natural pace. It cannot be forced or hurried. Don’t compare your child [...]

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12 December 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Listening is the most important tool toward successful learning

Why ‘teach’ listening? In today’s society filled with technology and distractions it has become more and more complex to help children to develop their listening skills. Helping your child to develop an ability to listen from a young age will assist your child’s social, emotional and intellectual growth. A good listener is not only popular [...]

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28 November 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Building your child’s confidence

A child’s development in confidence comes hand in hand with their success in education. Learning is all about trial and error and taking risks. Children learn through doing and like adults, they learn from mistakes and make sense of the world through making mistakes and the memories they create. If a child has not got [...]

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