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.
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.
Settling your child at nursery
If your child has never been away from you before,...
Burns - What to do
Burns can happen suddenly and the pain and damage ...
Encouraging your child's imagination
Role play can help toddlers understand the world
Why young children lie
Young children tell lies for different reasons. So...
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.
Head Injuries - what to do and what to look out for
Fortunately, most falls or blows to the head result in injury to the scalp only, which is usually more frightening than life threatening.
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