4 years old

4 years old

How your pre-schooler will grow and develop, what changes to be aware of, and some great tips for the month ahead. What’s happening now: Your child is full of energy and curiosity. Independence! Brushing teeth and getting dressed by themselves. Physically confident. You might have a little actor or storyteller. A fourth birthday party celebration.  How your pre-schooler is developing:Children...
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The blessing of strong-willed children

The blessing of strong-willed children

While it may seem like more of a curse at times, Chereen Strydom finds that having a strong-willed child is actually a blessing. While I was still pregnant, eagerly awaiting the arrival of Bean, there was no doubt in my mind that he would be one of those babies. You know the ones: they sleep through the night virtually from the get-go,...
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Emergency info: babies and dog bites

Emergency info: babies and dog bites

What do you do if a dog bites your baby? First, don’t panic. Next, read this article. There are some things every Mom should know about dog bites, so that you can both protect your child and teach them how to interact with furry friends. Here are a few of the most important points to keep in mind: Firstly, if...
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Top 10 exercises to develop hand-eye co-ordination

Top 10 exercises to develop hand-eye co-ordination

Great ways to facilitate the development of fine motor skills in your pre-schooler.Hand-eye co-ordination is an important skill that you child needs to develop. Luckily, you can use everyday games and activities to challenge and improve your pre-schooler’s hand-eye skills.Drawing and colouringPaper-based activities are a very popular way to encourage children to use both their eyes and hands together. Use...
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Development delays – not always reason to panic

Development delays – not always reason to panic

From the minute your child is born, friends, family and even doctors, will talk about his milestones.  From smiling at six weeks old to sitting at a few months to waving, crawling, walking and speaking, each milestone occurs around a certain age and as you track your child’s developments, it's natural to wonder (and even worry about) whether he/she is...
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