Why loving, nurturing relationships are important ?

Children’s relationships shape the way they see the world. It’s through relationships that children learn more about their world – how to think, understand, communicate, behave, show emotions, develop social skills and move around. Their most important early relationships are with you, other family members and their teachers at O’Hana.That’s because relationships let children express themselves – a cry, a laugh,...

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Four ways to teach your toddler to share

Until they’re about three years old, toddlers think that the world revolves around them. Basically, it’s not in their nature to share! But sharing can be learnt through teaching and practise, and having a good example to follow. Here are some simple ways to show your tot that sharing is caring… 1. Start early Early toys provide first sharing opportunities, so practise...

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Guaranteed intelligence booster reading

There is one great way to boost your child's intelligence -- read to them. Time after time, studies show that school performance correlates with children's reading abilities. Most kid’s love flicking through books as toddlers, looking at the pictures, but that thrill doesn't always stick. As kids grow older, toys or computers become more interesting and books can fall by the...

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Helping Kids Develop Social and Emotional Skills

How can you help your child learn how to play well with others? Social competence not only involves the ability to cooperate with peers; it also includes such things as the ability to show empathy, express feelings, and share generously. Fortunately, there are plenty of things that you can do to help your kids develop these all important social and emotional...

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Ways to Conquer the Fear

A fear of water is natural for most children. I can remember when my own boys were terrified of waves and no matter what I did, they wouldn't come into the water. This sometimes made our trips to the beach a big drama. They learnt how to overcome their fear but it took time and lots of patience. I can see...

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What can you do to encourage art and writing skills at home ?

Creative activities help children to learn how to solve problems, come up with their own answers, discover the cause-and-effect of their actions, and feel confident about the choices they make.  Art experiences help children develop independence within limits, and gives them the opportunity to represent their ideas on paper or in other formats.  Most importantly, creative expression lets children tap into the magic...

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