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How Toxic Stress Derails a Child’s Ability to Learn

How Toxic Stress Derails a Child’s Ability to Learn We all know that babies, toddlers and young children aren’t nearly as good at managing their feelings as they are at experiencing them. There’s a physical explanation for this: the emotional centre of the brain is situated in the middle with the thinking regions much higher up, and a child’s brain […]

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The Hidden Perils of Television Watching

The Hidden Perils of Television Watching Answers to the Most Pressing TV Related Questions Why is TV bad for babies?  At what age is it safe to introduce screens?  When our child is old enough, what should we be watching? 2. At what age is it safe to introduce screens? The American Academy of Pediatrics advises parents […]

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6 Ways to Help your Child Learn More as you Read.

6 Ways to Help your Child Learn More as you Read. When a child is between 3 and 7 years of age, he learns new words by hearing an unfamiliar word, discovering its meaning and then using it. Researchers say the best quality words and expressions are found in books. But some children learn less […]

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4 Reasons Why Playful Parents Raise Smarter Children

4 Reasons Why Playful Parents Raise Smarter Children Most children spend hours in front of screens every day and teachers do not engage with children like parents do. That’s why parents who play with their children are amazing! Playing can be free and games can be easy and short, but the rewards of playing at […]

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14 Fundamental Areas, Boost your child's Brain; Speech Development, Brain Development, Language, Language Development, Learning, learning tools

Why Talking to Your Baby When He’s too Young to Understand Gives him a Head Start.

Why Talking to Your Baby When He’s too Young to Understand Gives him a Head Start.   Language comprehension is one of the most important – if not the most important – key to intellectual development.  It’s one of the 14 fundamental areas of development that work together during the first 1000 days of a […]

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How to Build a Solid Understanding of Numbers

How to Build a Solid Understanding of Numbers Learning to count from one to ten, and later to a hundred, is an important milestone in early math development. However, it’s equally important to learn to understand the “how manyness” or the value that every number represents. Teachers and therapists refer to this important school readiness skill as number […]

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Why and How to Develop Visual Memory in Your Child

Why and How to Develop Visual Memory in Your Child The term “visual memory” refers to a person’s ability to store and recall information that was seen. It’s an essential school readiness skill because it’s crucial for learning to read fluently, spell correctly and thriving in a classroom situation. Therapists differentiate between long-term and short-term visual memory. Working […]

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Boosting you Child’s Social Skills: How Photographs can Help

Boosting you Child’s Social Skills: How Photographs can Help Photographs have a way of capturing important moments and letting them live forever.  They have stories to tell and feelings are embedded in them. That’s why many people use something called “therapeutic photography” as a bridge to connect with their thoughts, memories and feelings. The wonderful thing […]

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How to Raise an Athlete: The 3 to 6 Year Window of Opportunity

How to Raise an Athlete: The 3 to 6 Year Window of Opportunity There is a whole array of very specific things that can be done to refine a child’s basic movement skills after the toddler years have passed. This is when children need to make a number of important discoveries about their bodies, what body parts can do, […]