How singing encourages language development

Singing encourages self-expression. Singing encourages vocal imitation. Singing gives a child verbal confidence and develops an eagerness to communicate. Singing exercises the lips and tongue. Singing helps children to speak more clearly and with greater ease. Singing teaches grammar and vocabulary, as does the recitation of poetry. Singing teaches phrasing. Singing teaches storytelling (sequencing of events). Singing teaches patterning, rhythm and rhyme. Singing gives children tools of verbal communication. Singing...

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Benefit from adequate sleep

Benefits from adequate sleep are universal to children everywhere. Sleep, among other factors, influences your child's temperament. Poor sleep (too little and/or poor quality) is associated with behaviour problems like aggression, defiance, non-compliance, oppositional behaviour, acting out, and hyperactivity. The inability to put her/himself back to sleep unassisted and irregular bedtimes are also associated with behaviour problems. It is clear,...

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Why do young children need a variety of foods?

he early childhood years are a critical time for experiencing new foods and developing eating behaviours and food preferences. The greater the variety of foods that children are exposed to in their early years, the more likely it is that they will enjoy a variety of foods as adults. Mealtimes should provide a safe environment for children to try new foods....

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How boys’ and girls’ brains differ ?

In the last five years, a huge amount has been learnt about brain development, which may surprise and delight you.  Did you know that at birth, the brain is still only partially formed – and only a third of its eventual size? It takes a long time for the brain to be completed. For instance, the language part of the...

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5 Anger Management Tips for Children

Does your child lash out or trash his room when he gets mad? Here's how to help him work out strong emotions and stop the bad behavior. Frustration and anger are normal emotions, and kids need a strong physical release for them. But to safely redirect his feelings, have him: 1. Run around the living room or largest room in your home...

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The 10 Most Powerful Things You Can Say to Your Kids

Effective conversation helps parents create lasting, meaningful relationships with their kids. These 10 powerful statements can get you started on your way. 1. I like you This is a different statement from "I love you." This statement says, "I like who you are as a person." Use them both. 2. You're a fast learner Learning is natural. Young children are amazing at it. Learning...

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