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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

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.



Social skills

Why young children lie
Young children tell lies for different reasons. So...

Growing up

Counting with your child
Being able to count up to ten before starting scho...

First Aid

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

First Aid

Acute Allergic Reaction - how to help
All allergic reactions occur because the body's im...



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.

First Aid

Sunburn and Heat Exhaustion - what to do and when to seek help!
This wonderful weather is great, but it is extremely easy to overdo it. The sun’s UV rays can quickly damage children’s skin, even on a cloudy day. Fair skinned people and children burn particularly easily, but absolutely anyone can damage their skin in the sun.



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