Category Archives: Developing Confidence in your Child; Benefits of One-on-One Interaction; Boost your Child’s Brain; Brain Development; Effective Parenting; How children learn

Developing a Sense of Humour in Your Child

Developing a Sense of Humour in Your Child. People who laugh often are emotionally and physically healthier. Laughing together naturally helps people to bond and feel part of a group. This explains why babies laugh enthusiastically to connect at a social level with a loving caregiver from around 4 months of age – long before […]

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, […]

How to use Instructions to Develop Self-control in a Toddler.

  Children who have learned to follow instructions typically exhibit more self-control than other children, because learning to follow instructions involves practising to act with intent, which is the exact opposite of acting impulsively. That brings us to the question: “How do I teach my toddler to follow instructions?” The answer is: “By physically showing […]

Games for Practica Parents

For Practica Parents with 2 to 7 year old children: Do you routinely ask questions like “Can you name this colour?” or “How many ducks do you see?” when you’re around your child? If the answer is yes, you may be slipping into the role of a test administrator instead of having fun as a […]

Keep up the Good Work!

  By the time Practica Children enter pre-school they typically enjoy every minute of the experience. In light of this their parents can be forgiven for thinking that their job is done and that it’s time to pass the baton on to the pre-school teacher. It’s important to keep in mind that the human brain can store far less information than an […]