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Starting School - School Readiness

In the year preceding “Big School” many parents begin to think about their child’s readiness to make the transition to primary school. They may think back to their own personal e..

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Sustainability and Young Children

What is Sustainability? Sustainability remains a contentious topic with a variety of definitions, opinions and beliefs. While non-scientists may disagree about climate change and global warmin..

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Our Senses and Sensory Processing

The human senses are our connection to the world and give us the information we need to function in this the world. Our senses work together to let our brain know what is going on around us and in..

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Helping Young Children Learn About Time

It is difficult to imagine our everyday lives without some reference to time-keeping tools. Clocks and calendars play a vital role in our world, providing structure between countries and societies..

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The Benefits of Cooking with Children

Learning to cook is a basic life skill and the lessons learnt by your children by your side in the kitchen are of great benefit not only at home but in the classroom as well. Cooking is learning, ..

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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 refined..

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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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