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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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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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The Why’s and How’s of Picture Books

The Why’s and How’s of Picture Books Children benefit in a myriad of ways when parents read story books to them. But what about picture books? Think about the ones that display the meaning of words in the form of drawings or pictures – like the one in the Practica set. Why is a book like that valuable, […]

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Talk Summary

We hope that you enjoyed your time with us during your antenatal class and we are so pleased to be able to give you some more in depth information about the topics we touched on during the talk. Here is the information and the links to the songs, as promised! For more information, contact us on […]

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Is your child watching too much television?

  Is your child watching too much television? Ask any American doctor whether babies and toddlers should watch television and he will most likely tell you what the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends: no television before the age of two and older children, at most, can spend one to two hours a day on educational screen-based activities. This includes […]