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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.


Eating

Pre-school nutrition basics Young children are, quiet rightly, lively creatures who need the right fuel for energy and physical and mental development. Unfortunately, even the most willing ‘eat anything’ toddler can turn into a fussy four-year-old who would live of jam sandwiches and slices of cheddar if he could… So making sure you have the basics covered will be important.



Social skills

Being a good sharer
Encouraging sharing is a great way to prepare your...

First Aid

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

Growing up

Encouraging your child's imagination
Role play can help toddlers understand the world

First Aid

Head Injuries - what to do and what to look out for
Emma Hammett of First Aid for Life explains how to



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.

Eating

Cooking with your child
Cooking with your child is one of the most creative ways to have fun, especially on a rainy day. Plus all that weighing and measuring is great for beginning to think about numbers, and cooking with you can help build an appreciation of food and good nutrition.



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