Creative Tips on Healthy Eating & Foods for Children

Convincing a child to eat healthy food is an arduous task for most parents. While parents play the most important role in forming the culinary preferences of a child; a study by British scientists has also found that forcing children to eat healthy will only make them hate certain foods rather than like it. Some children also […]

Parenting Tips to Stop Toddler Temper Tantrums at Meal Time

The term ‘temper tantrum’ is commonly used by parents to express the uncontrollable and quite unpredictable behavior exhibited by children, especially toddlers, as a means of demanding or manipulating the outcome of a situation. Having established a sense of comfort with the parents and family as well as testing their boundaries, a toddler will often […]

Stimulating Cognitive & Emotional Development in Children

Stimulation of the mental faculties helps in the cognitive development of children. A child’s senses are stimulated from birth, but the greatest show of brain activity is in the first three years of a child’s life. This means that these early stages are the best time for child mental development and for stimulation for future […]

Child Minders Guide to Special Needs Children & Disabilities

Child disability is caused by hereditary factors, deficiencies or complications during fetal stages or birth, or is acquired in childhood years. Diagnosis and understanding of child disability helps both the child and the child minder to deal with the difficulties that may arise because of the disability. When the presence of a disability in children is […]

Child Caregiver – Vocabulary & Language Skills Development

Innumerable studies and research programs have shown that the amount of communication and interaction between a child and a caregiver directly impacts development of the child’s vocabulary. Infants are naturally programmed to learn the language that they hear most often, and begin to recognize words and phrases shortly thereafter. During the first three years of […]

Constructive Play Activities for Nursery Age Children

As a child care worker, understanding how a child develops between the ages of 2-5 is important because you can help the child learn through play. Some of the most long-lasting effects on personality, vocabulary, interpersonal skills and imagination develop through games. Prior to going to school and learning from teachers and peers, children learn through games. Constructive […]

Parents Tips on Learning Games for Children

Early childhood play has a larger and more significant purpose in child development than just entertainment. According to Piaget, constructive play allows children to hone their comprehension of concepts before they can understand abstract thinking. Various specialists have ascribed reasons such as socialization, development of communication and exploration skills, and cognitive growth to play. Regardless of the […]

Finding Child Care for Special Needs Children

Finding child care or babysitters for your children should be a process in which careful assessment is made and an informed decision is made after all factors have been considered. Choosing appropriate care for disabled childrenrequires more caution and discernment as your special needs child requires customized care for physical, cognitive and intellectual development.   Choosing the Right […]

Parents’ Tips on Evaluating Childcare

Selecting an appropriate childcare center or childcare professional can be a long and daunting task, but is important. Early learning and development in childrenhelps them later in nursery and in school. Children often grow out of their childcare centers and require more complex stimulus or simply better care, leading to stagnation of the child’s development. Regular childcare […]