3 - 5yrs Clinic
For the first few years of your child's life you are an indispensable teacher. The more you talk to your child, play with them and involve them in your world, the more they'll learn.
But at the age of 3, they will begin to start thinking for themselves; what to play with, who to play with, and how to react when some child he doesn't know snatches his favourite toy.
This period for a young child centres around learning those all important social skills: sharing, caring, table manners, saying please and thank you, making friends and having fun learning new activities. But it's also a time for bigger challenges; maybe starting preschool or nursery, or something unimaginable - like welcoming a new sibling into the family. This stage of parenting has so many rewards - and this section will help you enjoy each milestone as and when it happens.
Dealing with fussy eaters The tag ‘fussy eater’ can be attached to a child who in an extreme ‘only eats food that’s white or red’, or it can mean someone who simply doesn’t like brussels sprouts. But it will depend very much on your own eating habits whether or not you can encourage a more balanced diet in your child.
Counting with your child
Being able to count up to ten before starting scho...
Encouraging your child's imagination
Role play can help toddlers understand the world
Sunburn and Heat Exhaustion - what to do and when to seek help!
This wonderful weather is great, but it is extreme...
Pre-school nutrition basics
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Preparing your child for school
If your child has been attending a nursery for a couple of years before going to school then some habits will already have been formed. However it’s worth taking an objective view a few months before your child does start school, to assess whether or not your child is really ready for this exciting new chapter in his life.
What is Montessori education?
Most people have heard of Montessori and understand that it’s about nursery education, but very few would be able to identify what makes it so great for learning.