Following the first months of exploring with their mouths, babies begin to explore with their hands. Fingers and hands are full or touch receptors that need to be engaged in order for the child to build a brain map for this area. If these are not used then the part of the brain allocated for this is not developed.
Play contributes towards a child’s cognitive, physical, social, emotional, creative and communicative development – it’s one of the most important (and fun!) ways that your baby or toddler reaches those crucial developmental milestones. Read on to learn about the 6 stages of play.
Toddlers and pre-schoolers can be severely affected by nightmares. Things like monsters can play havoc with the imagination of these little people overnight. If your child is affected by nightmares, read on to find out how you can help them.
Regulation is the ability to recognise and respond to feelings in an appropriate way, children learn the foundations of these skills very early in their development. The more knowledge they have the greater chance they have to calm themselves through big feelings and moments where they are not in control. Read more >
Early on children's eyes seek contrasting black and white tones such as shadows and lights. Exposing babies to high contrast black and white from newborn stage lays the foundation for... Read More
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