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Disney, Love, Love Languages, Loving Communication, Relationship Boosters

Reading Together Fosters Love and Learning

Reading to a child communicates love and acceptance to a child primarily in two ways: firstly, through physical touch and, secondly through sharing an experience that fosters emotional closeness. We’ve written before in this blog about just how important love is to learning – it is the ‘thing’ that makes all learning stick.  The beauty of […]

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Confidence, Emotional Intelligence, Love, Respectful Behaviour

Love, Respect and Confidence

Love, Respect and Confidence Professionals who do school readiness tests often comment on the quiet and unshakable confidence that our Practica children have when they are faced with the typical challenges that unnerve other children of the same age. This is remarkable, especially since there are so many other really talented children who are lacking […]

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Big Changes, Deep Pressure Touch, Feeling Safe and Secure, Love, Love Languages, Loving Communication, Massage, Proprioceptive Sense, Relationship Boosters, Separation Anxiety, Touch Therapy

How to fill your child’s ‘love tank’

  As parents, we do our very best for our children, actively giving them everything we believe they need… and more. So, the idea that their ‘love tanks’ may sometimes be running low is not only hard to believe, but it flies in the face of the love we express for them daily through our words […]

Language, Language Development, Learning, learning tools, Love, Loving Communication, Reading; Brain Development, Relationship Boosters, School Readiness, Social Development

10 Easy-Peasy Everyday Reading Ideas

Image Source: http://www.thedailygreen.com/ Our last post was about the importance of early reading (if you missed it, go here), and today we’re sharing some simple and inspiring tips that can make practicing reading simple, as long as you recognise the opportunities! 1. Set the scene for Dreamland: Help your child to wind down at bedtime […]

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Language, Language Development, Learning, learning tools, Love, Loving Communication, Reading; Brain Development, Relationship Boosters, School Readiness, Social Development

The 3 Secrets of Early Reading

The 3 Secrets of Early Reading I remember as a little girl that I loved to read – I would even pretend to read my mother stories that I had learned to memorise. When I learned to write, my love of words was further extended, and I would re-write by hand poems and songs that I […]

Love, Loving Communication, Relationship Boosters, Self Esteem

6 Instant Relationship Boosters

Photography: Loren Stowhttp://www.lorenstow.co.za/ In our last post we discussed the importance of consciously developing your child’s self-esteem (if you missed it, go here) and in light of the rather ‘heavy’ responsibility it can be to do this, we wanted to share some quick and easy ideas on how you can instantly make your child feel as though they are the […]

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Active Fathering, Dads, development, Emotional Intelligence, Fatherhood, Life Skills, Love, Self Esteem, Social Development, The Role of the Father

The “Dad-Manual”

The “Dad-Manual” Dads are so important in their children’s lives – from day one (if you missed the post on why dads are so important, go here). However, many dads don’t know what is expected of them, or how to be their best. Don’t worry! All parents – moms and dads alike – struggle to […]

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Active Fathering, Dads, development, Emotional Intelligence, Fatherhood, Life Skills, Love, Self Esteem, Social Development, The Role of the Father

The “Dad-Factor”

The “Dad-Factor” There is no doubt that moms and dads instinctively do things differently. I know that in my interactions with my children, I tend to choose to sing to them, read to them, hold them gently and generally be soft and loving. My husband, however, naturally creates fun and challenges our children. He throws them […]