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    Giving Your Child’s Brain Development a Boost
    Your newborn is like an empty slate waiting to be filled. The first three years of his life represents a time of immense growth in all areas of his development. While his brain may only weigh roughly a quarter of the weight of an adult’s brain when he is first born, yet it is packed ...
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    Mind Games For Your Child
    A vital part of a child’s growth is their cognitive development. ‘Cognitive’ refers to anything that involves mental processing such as perception, learning, memory, logical reasoning, decision-making, problem-solving, language development and creativity. Academic skills are only a small subset of mind development because formal education in schools tend to be rigidly tied to a fixed ...
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    Parenting and Gadgets: The Pros and Cons
    As parents, you may find that modern life comes with many advantages in terms of the availability of gadgets. However, before you start to rely too heavily on its usage, you will need to carefully weigh the advantages and disadvantages that it offers as it can be either beneficial or harmful, depending on how it ...
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    Household Chores and Your Child
    Getting your child to help out with household chores on a regular basis can be beneficial for him to grow into a successful adult. This is due to a sense of self-worth and competency, and he will also be more responsible in other aspects of his life. Another benefit is that he will be more ...
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    Your Child’s Motor Skills
    Motor skills’ are actions that involve the use of your child’s muscles. They can be categorised as gross motor skills (large movements made with his arms, legs, feet, or entire body, e.g. crawling, running, and jumping) and fine motor skills (‘small’ actions which involve manipulation such as picking up objects with his finger and thumb. ...
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    Giving Baby Walkers The Boot
    Baby walkers are hazardous and have been known to cause head injuries from falls, poisoning, burns, bumps and bruises. In 1999, an estimated 8800 children younger than 15 months were treated in hospital emergency departments in the United States for injuries associated with infant walkers. The vast majority of injuries occurred as a result of ...
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    Exercising Your Child's Brain
    The sum makes up the whole There is no doubting the importance of nutrition. However, on its own, nutrition does not necessarily improve cognition per se. It is necessary to facilitate mental stimulation to develop cognitive capabilities. Most of the focus for brain development is on mental stimulation, but this does not mean that you ...
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    Young Chef At Work!
    Did you know that children as young as two years old can start helping around in the kitchen? Having your child help you around the kitchen is a win-win situation. On one hand, you’ll get an extra pair of hands and quality time with your child. On the other hand, your child gets to learn ...
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    Teaching Children To Be Tolerant And Unbiased
    Our blessed country is a brilliant melting pot culminating in a rich blend of cultures, traditions, and religions; it was founded on the basis of freedom and tolerance of differences in beliefs and cultures. Tolerance here simply refers to respecting and being open in accepting the differences that exist among different peoples. It is also ...
  • Helping Your Child Learn Better
    Remember when your child was just a tiny baby? Look at him now, bounding around the house, eager to tell you what he has started reading in kindergarten. You can’t help but feel proud of him. Maybe you’re even hoping that he will grow up to be a paediatrician someday! So, all the more, you ...