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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

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.



First Aid

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

First Aid

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

Growing up

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

Growing up

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



First Aid

Acute Allergic Reaction - how to help
All allergic reactions occur because the body's immune system reacts inappropriately in response to the presence of a substance that it wrongly perceives as a threat.

Social skills

Being a good sharer
Encouraging sharing is a great way to prepare your child for friendship and school, but to a young child sharing can be an irrational concept that might need to be learned gradually.



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