Baby sign language has become popular in the last few years. But it’s also raised some questions. We can’t deny it’s very cute to watch a baby communicate before they can speak. But when it comes to baby sign language and your child in daycare, is it worth trying? Doesn’t baby sign language take consistent effort? Will your baby really learn how to sign while in childcare? Let’s delve into this … [Read more...] about Baby sign language and your child at daycare: is it worth trying for a working parent?
When you watch your child grow, you start to realize the world in general is amazing to them. This happens with sensory development skills, many of which kids continuously explore when at daycare, or even at home in their play space. Seeing, feeling, hearing, smelling and all the other senses (of which there are more than six), help a child learn all about the world they live in. It’s like a … [Read more...] about Why sensory development skills are important at daycare
If your baby cries in front of strangers, even if those strangers are just people he or she doesn’t see often (like grandma and grandpa, or aunties and uncles), you are not alone. This question thread, and others, will clearly show it happens to lots of parents. It can be embarrassing, and at times, it can keep you away from crowds. That can make it tough to attend your usual social events, even … [Read more...] about Should you be concerned about daycare if your baby has stranger anxiety?
This is a debate that can vary between families. And, recently, the American Academy of Paediatrics has made a change to its recommendations of ‘screen time’ usage among children. This is because, as we know, devices are all around us, and it’s hard to get kids off them, especially when adults all around them are using them. So, should young children be using electronics and media at … [Read more...] about Should young children be using electronics and media?
We usually associate children's upbringing with mothers, rarely considering fathers to play an important part in early childhood development. But studies show that fathers who are actively involved in the upbringing of their children increase children’s academic readiness (p. 12). How else does father involvement influence a child? Let’s delve into more on this subject! Father involvement … [Read more...] about The power of father involvement in early childhood development
The main thought behind Emergent Curriculum (as well as other early childhood approaches) is that children learn not necessarily by what they are taught but “learn as a result of their own doing.” Emergent Curriculum is a teaching philosophy that focuses on the development of lesson plans based on the emerging interests of children. Its principles are quite similar to those in the Reggio Emilia … [Read more...] about The benefits of Emergent Curriculum in preschool