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Here you can discover a wealth of well researched child development and parenting articles.

They explain ways to help your child develop their reading, math and physical skills as well as offer some helpful parenting advice and resources.

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WHAT ARE FINE MOTOR SKILLS_

What are Fine Motor Skills? (A simple Guide)

What are Fine Motor Skills? So what are fine motor skills? – They’re simply the skills which involve the smaller muscles of the hand, wrist and fingers. Fine motor skills are used in actions which require precision – like holding and guiding a pencil whilst drawing, cutting accurately with scissors, and being able to successfully …

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9 Surprising Benefits Of Picture Books For Children

9 Surprising Benefits of Picture Books For Children

9 Surprising Benefits of Picture Books For Children This post will explain what a picture book is, look into the history of the picture book, as well as help you to discover 9 surprising benefits of picture books for children.  I love picture books! There, I said it.  They are amazing! And not only do …

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When Do Babies Crawl? (And What You Can Do To Help)

In this post we’re going to answer the question – ‘when do babies crawl?’; look at the different types of baby crawling and movement; and find out if there’s anything we can do to help them take their first steps (or crawls or shuffles) on this exciting journey. Crawling is exciting! Crawling marks one of …

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A PARENT'S GUIDE TO THE WORDS TEACHERS USE

The Ultimate Parent’s Guide to the Things Teachers Say

The Ultimate Parent’s Guide To The Things Teachers Say No, this is not just a list of the latest curse words you might hear uttered by tired teachers in staff rooms around the world. I can only apologise if that’s what you came here for… Seriously though, whilst working in schools and writing for this …

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What On Earth is Phonics? (And Can it Actually Help Your Kids Learn to Read?)

What is Phonics? And Can It Help Children Learn to Read? Disclosure: Please bear in mind that some of the links in this post are affiliate links and if you go through them to make a purchase I will earn a small commission, which helps support this site, at no additional cost to you. I’ve …

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The Really Useful Guide to Parenting Styles, Words and Phrases

The Really Useful Guide to Parenting Styles, Words and Phrases As if parenting wasn’t hard enough it sometimes feels like we have to learn a whole new language. Whilst writing this blog, I am not ashamed to say that I have had to lookup quite a few parenting words and terms to find out what …

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THE BEST RECIPE FOR HOMEMADE PLAYDOUGH (WITHOUT COOKING)

The Best Recipe for Homemade Playdough (Without Cooking)

The Best Recipe for Homemade Playdough (Without Cooking) I recently looked into the scientific research behind why playdough is so amazing for child development. Turns out there are a lot of reasons! Not only is playdough great fun, it can also: Aid a child’s social development Boost their emotional development Help with the development of …

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