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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

Encouraging your child's imagination Role play can help toddlers understand the world around them.  This is particularly useful if you have to make a doctor's visit where the toddler will feel unsure with strangers. It also helps toddlers to understand other's feelings and can introduce a whole range of vocabulary that you wouldn't normally use in everyday instructions.



Growing up

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

Eating

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

First Aid

Sunburn and Heat Exhaustion - what to do and when to seek help!
This wonderful weather is great, but it is extreme...

First Aid

Burns - What to do
Burns can happen suddenly and the pain and damage ...



First Aid

Preventing and treating poisining with First Aid For Life
A poison is any substance (a solid, liquid, or a gas) which can cause damage if it enters the body in sufficient quantities. A poison can be swallowed, breathed in, absorbed through the skin or injected.

Having Fun

Kids in Museums campaign
It all began in 2003 when writer Dea Birkett's son shouted "monster!" at a statue of Eagle Man at the Royal Academy in London, and got thrown out. Dea's subsequent article in The Guardian spurred hundreds of families to write in with similar experiences. A few months later, the Guardian launched its Kids in Museums Campaign along with a 20-point Manifesto.



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