Aren’t these skills important for the future of our kids too? When we think about child development we tend to imagine babies learning to walk, talk and count. We do our best to make sure that our child is on track on all these abilities and that he or she doesn’t have difficulties in the … Continue reading What does emotional development involve?
Babies as young as 6 months old can swim, and it’s more common than you think! Remember Nirvana’s iconic album cover of the swimming baby? If you thought this was a Photoshop trick, prepare to be surprised! How would an infant swimming lesson go? For babies from 6–8 months of age, we start with a warm … Continue reading Infant Swimming: What You Need to Know
Infants are more likely to learn when paired with another infant as opposed to viewing the lesson alone, according to a new study. You read that correctly: Infants. Researchers at the University of Connecticut and University of Washington looked at the mechanisms involved in language learning among nine-month-olds, the youngest population known to be studied … Continue reading Why infants learn faster with a peer!
Before discussing effective ways to guide children’s behaviour, it is important to have some perspective on factors which can shape children’s behaviour. Typically, young children do not “misbehave” without reason. Behaviour can be viewed as resulting from a variety of factors, which can help to give some perspective on why a young child may be … Continue reading Understanding the “Why” of Children’s Behaviour