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Visual Perception

What is Visual Perception? Visual perception refers to the brain’s ability to make sense of what the eyes see. This ability begins to develop shortly after birth and becomes more..

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Self-Help Skills

What are Self-Help Skills? Self-help skills are the basic skills needed for daily living. They are the skills children use in everyday tasks such as feeding themselves, brushing th..

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Executive Functioning – An Overview

What is Executive Functioning? Executive functioning is simply a set of mental and cognitive skills which enable us to get things done and function in life. These skills involve many sub-skill..

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Separation Anxiety

What is Separation Anxiety? Separation anxiety in its various intensities is the uncertainty children feel when separated from their parents. It is a normal part of development and has its or..

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20 Everyday Science Ideas and Tips

Science is about wondering and questioning, something that makes many young children experts. Science is all around us, children just need to open their eyes and ears and ask, why? You do not need..

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What is Giftedness?

There is much debate about the definition for giftedness and what giftedness actually means. It is problematic to use words such as advanced development, talent, intelligence, increased potential..

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The Importance of Creativity

Creative expression begins very early in life. Babies manipulate objects, turning them and banging them, they discover body parts such as hands and feet and by trial and error they attempt to solv..

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Starting School - After the First Day

Starting school is not just about the first day. It is important to also think about the first week, and the months beyond. Putting into practise routines, positive attitudes and realistic expecta..

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