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Parenting, Home and Family

20

Apr'16

Reading, ‘riting and ‘rithmetic — How Does Your Child Measure Up?

The three R’s of learning are reading, ‘riting and ‘rithmetic. A child’s ability to read, write and do arithmetic (maths) sets the foundation for their academic success, and impacts their potential for future accomplishments across-the-board.

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30

Nov'15

Tips for Parents: Assessing Your Child’s School Report

Just before the school holidays really begin, there is a moment of truth when parents receive their child’s year-end school report card. Knowing what to look out for when reading a school report is really essential for all parents, regardless of the final mark their child receives.

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11

Nov'15

Exercises to Develop Your Child’s Creative Thinking

When we think of all the skills a child needs to learn to be able to succeed academically, we often think of reading, writing, concentration, maths and so on. However, one of the most important skills children need to develop is their creativity.

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11

Nov'15

Is Pretend Play Overrated for Child Development?

Welcome to the wonderful world of pretend play, where a cardboard tube is a telescope and the space under the dining room table is a cave. Pretend play, also called make-believe play and imaginary play, has been regarded as crucial to children’s healthy development. The benefits, apparently, are many.

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09

Oct'15

Early Warning Signs for School Failure

How is your child coping at school? Is he struggling to grasp new concepts and cope with the workload? Three areas of human develop influence a child’s ability to learn. Physical, emotional and cognitive areas are separate and different in many ways, yet similar and connected in others. Your child may present with a problem in one area, but its cause may lie in another.

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24

Sep'15

Battling Your Kids’ Video Game Addictions: Tips for Parents

Many parents understand the importance of limiting their children's exposure to video games as well as purely entertaining forms of play in order to make time for more educational experiences. This article contains advice for how to limit game time and enhance learning in the home.

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24

Sep'15

Vitamin B12 During Pregnancy Could Make for a Quieter Baby

Good nutrition is important for everyone, but it takes on even greater emphasis if you’re pregnant. Now new research shows that getting adequate vitamin B12 during pregnancy could make for a quieter baby.

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21

Sep'15

Five Benefits of Regular Family Dinners

Family dinner time is an important part of the day. Not only is it a time to sit down and have a nutritious meal; it also provides family members with the opportunity to connect with each other as they talk about the events of the day. Discover five benefits of regular family dinners, and learn why you should make a family meal part of your daily routine.

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20

Sep'15

Ready for School, Ready for Life: School Readiness Tips for Parents

School readiness is a measure of how prepared a child is to succeed in school, cognitively, socially and emotionally. A child can be considered as school ready when he or she can meet the formal demands of school, more specifically, when he or she can cope with the school environment physically...

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15

Sep'15

Keeping Your Child Safe Online

Many parents are worried about their children when they leave the house. However, what about when your child is at home and online? Unfortunately, today’s technology has allowed a new kind of predator to enter the safety of our homes. Parents must now be educated in keeping their children safe while online.

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