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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.


Growing up

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.



Eating

Pre-school nutrition basics
Young children are, quiet rightly, lively creature...

Growing up

Preparing your child for school
If your child has been attending a nursery for a c...

First Aid

Preventing and treating poisining with First Aid For Life
A poison is any substance (a solid, liquid, or a g...

Eating

Cooking with your child
Cooking with your child is one of the most creativ...



Social skills

Childhood nightmares
Children don't tend to start having nightmares until they are at least two years old but more commonly these might start when they are at least three or four. Unless the upset caused by the nightmares appears to be extreme, don’t worry too much about them – we all have ways in which our brains unload during the night and children get this too from time to time.

Learning

Settling your child at nursery
If your child has never been away from you before, or has never been in a group setting, you will need to prepare him or her.



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